Shelter prevention programme - planned homelessness - soars by 20%

greenwomble greenwomble at
Sun Jan 25 01:26:35 GMT 2015


One thing that's missed is that they aren't simply homeless. As if they're unfortunate! They're actively prevented from living in a decent home!. 

Comfy caravans are 10 a penny, as are the thrown away materials with which to build a nice little insulated home. They're land less and prevented from living in anything on that land but that which the planners require which is a narrow view of a normalized monetized home which is either rented or mortgaged. #

They're planned homeless. 


On 24/01/2015, Tony Gosling tony at [Diggers350] <Diggers350-noreply at> wrote: > > > Number of homeless soars by 20 per cent as campaigners blame > 'callous' government policies > > > > > * > <>Jan > > 22, 2015 08:54 > * By > <>Jennifer > > Williams > > > The council accepted legal responsibility for 628 vulnerable people > with nowhere to live in the 12 months to September > > The number of Mancunians classed as officially homeless has gone up > 20pc in a year. > > The council accepted legal responsibility for 628 vulnerable people > with nowhere to live in the 12 months to September. > > That compares to 522 the year before. > > Councils only have a legal duty to re-home people if they tick three > specific boxes. > > They must have a right to live in the UK, be 'unintentionally' > homeless - so not, for example, because they have been evicted thanks > to rent arrears - and considered in 'priority need'. > > Those in priority need will either have children living with them, be > pregnant, be aged 16 or 17, a young care leaver or are homeless > thanks to a disaster such as a fire or flood. > > Analysis by the M.E.N. shows those in that situation in > <>Manchester > > are disproportionately likely to be black, while more than a third > are single mums. > > At the end of September, there were also 11 families in the city who > had been living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation for more > than six weeks. > > Meanwhile, Manchester's 'cold weather' drop-in service for the > homeless - which kicks in when three days of sub-zero temperatures > are forecast - saw 60 people at the weekend alone. > > The news come after charities politicians warned before Christmas of > a surge in city centre rough sleepers. > > Manchester Labour councillor Daniel Gillard, who led a taskforce on > the issue late last year, blamed the government for 'callous' cuts > policies, adding: "We are paying the price for an uncaring attack on > the north." > > <>Stockport's > > statutory homeless figures have stayed relatively static year on > year, but went up 72pc in the three months to September, from 25 to 42. > > Jonathan Billings, who runs the town's homeless shelter, said he > wasn't surprised by the latest statistics - which are collated by the > government using council figures. > > He said: "Just about every other statistics seems to be rising, > evictions, rough sleepers, and benefit sanctions." > > > 'Severe weather' service helps scores of rough sleepers > > Manchester's new 'severe weather' emergency homeless service has > kicked in - helping out scores of rough sleepers in just one weekend. > > Normal protocol is abandoned when freezing conditions are > foreacst for three days and anyone on the street is automatically > directed to a drop-in service at the Booth Centre on Pimblett Street. > > It aims to ensure nobody dies on the streets during cold weather. > > Hot food and drink is handed out by volunteers and staff from a range > of agencies - who will find emergency accommodation for anyone in need. > > The council has identified places in hostels across the city for when > the need arises. > > Between Friday and Sunday, 60 people were helped into emergency > accommodation there - not all of them from Manchester, but also > Salford, Oldham, Ashton and Bury. > > Outside hours the emergency number for all homeless people is 234 5001. > > -- It's a revolution. But, it's more of an evolution that no one will notice. It might get a little shadier, or brighter. Buildings might function better. You might have less money to earn because your food is all around you and you don't have any energy costs. and more people will be fed, as more land and resources, kept scarce for the dollar, for the abundance called glut, will be shared.

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