Theresa May is facing a potential backbench revolt over housing benefit cuts after one Tory branded the changes as “catastrophic
Old enough to fight for their country, but not to get housing help
Housing benefit is to be axed for 18-21 year-olds within weeks after ministers decided to go ahead with controversial plans
Thousands of pounds, which might have been spent on B&B accommodation, substance- or violence-related hospital admissions, and re-imprisonment are saved when people are supported to heal and grow with specialist services and safe accommodation.
People with mental illness need advice, support and professional care. As I know from conversations at the Shaw Street project, for those living independently, a little extra support can make a huge difference to their lives. We have seen some excellent progress in specialist centres. All of that is now at risk. Once again, ministers' desire to cut back budgets will hammer vulnerable people, and end up costing us all more down the line.
George Osborne’s spending review was a political masterclass, neutralising the biggest threats to the Government’s and his
At the risk of feeding the collective hysteria that characterises public perceptions (or prejudices) of welfare spending, benefit cuts have not yet been one of the main contributors to the coalition or Conservative governments' austerity agenda.
Imagine the atmosphere in your home, the place you're supposed to feel safest, becoming so unbearable you simply can't stay? This is the reality for far too many young people, and even more are on the brink of disaster. You don't see that moment of crisis coming. You're left not knowing what to do or where to go next.
Tens of thousands of young people could lose their right to claim benefits for four years as part of radical new proposals
Through 100 Days, Government Housing Policy Veers Between 'Fiddling While the UK Burns' to the Outright Disastrous
Given the huge policy shifts that the Conservatives committed to in their manifesto on housing, it comes as no surprise that they have moved very quickly in a wide range of areas. Unfortunately, much of their output ranges between policies that could be termed 'fiddling while the UK burns' through to the outright disastrous.