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The Homeless Period

27/05/2015 | By Dawn Foster

For homeless women, accessing tampons and sanitary pads can be difficult - even in shelters and hostels. But a petition to change that has gained almost 100,000 signatories. Dawn Foster reports

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Meeting demand

19/05/2015 | By Jane Ashcroft

The government’s focus should not be on just building homes - but the right sort of homes to meet demand, says Jane Ashcroft

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Cities can pitch for power over housing

14/05/2015 | By Emily Twinch

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to devolve powers including over housing to English cities so long as they elect their own mayor.

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Reach Out

06/05/2015 | By Peter Roach

The housing sector needs to reach out and shout about all the good it does, says Peter Roach, as he pledges support to Inside Housing’s Housing Benefits campaign

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Benefit rules

27/05/2015 | By Liam Preston

Policy officer at the YMCA charity Liam Preston has come up with six things you need to know about the government plan to remove the automatic entitlement to housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds

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The Homeless Period

27/05/2015 | By Dawn Foster

For homeless women, accessing tampons and sanitary pads can be difficult - even in shelters and hostels. But a petition to change that has gained almost 100,000 signatories. Dawn Foster reports

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Cutting a lifeline

27/05/2015 | By Aimee MacDonald

Cutting benefits would be a disaster for some young people for whom they are a lifeline and a way off the streets, says Aimee MacDonald

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Breakthrough funding plan for housing homeless

27/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A ground-breaking model to lever institutional cash into providing temporary accommodation for homeless families is closing in on its first deals.

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Running risks

28/05/2015 | By Gavin Smart

Elements of the Queen’s Speech run the risk of making it more difficult to put a roof over people’s heads, says Gavin Smart

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Labour 'sympathetic' to benefit cap cut

28/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

Labour has given ‘sympathetic’ support to Tory proposals to drop the overall benefits cap to £23,000 per year.

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Benefit rules

27/05/2015 | By Liam Preston

Policy officer at the YMCA charity Liam Preston has come up with six things you need to know about the government plan to remove the automatic entitlement to housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds

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Scottish councils overspend DHP pots

27/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Councils in Scotland overspent their emergency housing payment pots by more than £3m last year, new figures have revealed.

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The Homeless Period

27/05/2015 | By Dawn Foster

For homeless women, accessing tampons and sanitary pads can be difficult - even in shelters and hostels. But a petition to change that has gained almost 100,000 signatories. Dawn Foster reports

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