Government launches new National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy will seek to provide more accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects for disabled people.

Extra £82m a year needed to end rough sleeping by 2024

The government must maintain pandemic-level funding for homelessness services in order to end rough sleeping by 2024.

Important to have a say on all housing in local areas

Eight in ten residents feel that it is important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.

£3.7 million to fund accommodation for abuse victims

The Respite Rooms Trial Programme will see 12 local areas share £3.7 million to fund accommodation and expert support for victims of abuse.

New government agreement to support leaseholders

The government has said that leaseholders in blocks of flats with cladding should be supported to buy, sell or re-mortgage their homes.

Government should review role of certain PDRs

The government should conduct a review of the role of such permitted development rights in the wider planning system, say MPs.

MPs call for more money for rapid-housing scheme

MPs have called for more government funding for a scheme to quickly house long-term homeless people in England.

Derelict high streets could provide space for 500,000 homes

The government has been urged to turn the challenges of the pandemic into an opportunity to Britain’s high streets, communities and commercial centres.

£3.2 billion for affordable homes in Scotland

Council areas across Scotland are to share more than £3.2 billion in grant funding over five years to deliver more affordable homes.

North of Tyne working with EST on housing stock database

North of Tyne Combined Authority has announced that it is working with the Energy Saving Trust to develop a housing stock database.

New role to help end rough sleeping in London

London Councils has appointed Michelle Binfield as Rough Sleeping Programme Director to help end rough sleeping in the capital by 2024.

Manchester publishes Places for Everyone plan

Leaders in Greater Manchester have unveiled an ambitious vision for new homes, enhanced natural assets and revitalised town centres.

‘Right to Buy-back’ to boost supply of council homes in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new plan to boost the capital’s supply of council homes through a new Right to Buy-back fund.

New Bill risk criminalising homeless people

A number of homeless charities have written to the government urging ministers to reconsider the new Police and Crime Bill.

All councils invited to reject Developers’ Charter

Shadow Communities Secretary Steve Reed is inviting councils to join Labour in forcing a U-turn on the Conservative's ‘Developers’ Charter’.


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