Homeless death every 19 hours, research finds

New research has found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months.

Energy switching scheme saving money in Cambridgeshire

Residents across Cambridgeshire have successfully saved £563,746 over the last five years through a local energy switch scheme.

Housing association pledges to build plastic free houses

Accord is aiming to build virtually plastic free houses in its attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.

London boroughs seek to turbocharge council housebuilding

London Councils has urged the government to deliver a boost of historic proportions to local authorities’ ability to build new homes.

£57m of funding announced for estate next to Grenfell

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is set to invest £57 million to transform the Lancaster West estate, next to Grenfell Tower.

2020 public land sales to be missed ‘by wide margin’

The government has been accused of extending the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing.

New jobcentre support for homeless

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed new training on homelessness to improve support for vulnerable benefit claimants.

Street urges for increase to the Local Housing Allowance

Andy Street has urged the government to urgently rethink part of the benefits system to protect the most vulnerable from becoming homeless.

Measures to end segregation of social housing residents

The government has unveiled new measures to end the segregation of social housing residents in mixed-tenure developments.

£32.3 million to support Grenfell community

£32.3 million has been awarded to support the recovery of Kensington and Chelsea College and the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

House builders ordered to protect wildlife

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has ordered developers to do more to protect Britain’s cherished wildlife.

New PM must prioritise tackling children’s homelessness

More than 300 children face becoming homeless during the school holidays this summer as a result of the housing crisis.

New ‘affordable’ housing definition needed

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is calling for changes to how ‘affordable’ housing is defined.

RIBA bemoans severe lack of age-friendly homes

The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched a call for urgent action to tackle the severe lack of age-friendly housing.

Pages

Event Diary

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco Ultrasonics is an award-winning British designer & manufacturer of ultrasonic safety

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd

Eastcote Sign & Display Ltd is a London sign manufacture based in Wembley.