Local flood management consultation begins

James Brokenshire has welcomed a consultation on increasing local funding for flood and coastal erosion management and is keen to hear ideas.

Funding for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

Heather Wheeler has announced that more than 50 councils will benefit from nearly £2.4 million to enhance action against the irresponsible landlords.

Affordable homes in north west a third of needed number

The number of affordable homes built across the North West since 2015 is 70 per cent off target.

Further success for A Bed Every Night scheme

The A Bed Every Night scheme has helped more than 700 people previously sleeping rough into supported accommodation in Greater Manchester.

Social houses for former service personnel with PTSD

James Brokenshire has announced that former service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing.

Millions of social homes needed to solve ‘housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the ‘housing crisis’.

Funding boost to accommodate London's homeless

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for thousands of new homes to help Londoners at risk of becoming homeless.

Postal address change needed to prevent homelessness

Citizens Advice says that fixed postal address rules are stopping homeless people accessing public services.

Tougher regulatory system for building safety

New plans have shown how the government is creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety.

Funding for rough sleeping hubs network

James Brokenshire has announced £5 million of funding to create a new network of 11 rough sleeping hubs across England.

Rough sleepers up 20 per cent since last Christmas

New figures show that levels of rough sleeping in the UK have risen by 20 per cent in just 12 months and doubled in the last five years.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Brexit uncertainty to negatively hit housing market

New survey suggests that ongoing uncertainty and gloom about Brexit are set to hit the UK housing market well into next year.

Photo from The Street Zero Partnership

An innovative partnership entitled Street Zero has been launched on the streets of Newcastle to put an end to rough sleeping in the region.

Action plan to combat rough sleeping revealed

Communities Secretary unveils plans to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

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