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Homes, Not Housing.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the then Conservative Government placed unemployed people and families in Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts. This fast became the norm with them, despite it costing much more than paying rent. The shortage of housing,

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Angela

This post is about a friend of mine who has agreed, up to a point, to let me write about her situation. Angela suffers from a number of conditions, including peroneal muscular atrophy, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and other

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The Fog of Oblivion

I find myself unhappy to have to say that, during the past few weeks,  I have seen and come across some of the most ignorant and gullible people I have ever met. Now, I don’t blame them, for want of

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Who Benefits?

I am, personally, repulsed by David Cameron’s welfare reforms, benefit cuts and housing benefit caps. I simply cannot understand how any caring, humane human could possibly support and agree with such policies. I must make it clear that I say

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Shocking Experiences – Where are We Going?

During this last week, I’ve had chance to catch up with a friend of mine who is very upset and ‘in a bad way’. He’s disabled and has been trying, for several months, to sort out some problems with his

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Do we really care?

Upon visiting Twitter this morning, I was greeted with a link about yet another disturbing news story: “Regulator raises elderly care concerns” The article began by saying how serious concerns had been raised by the NHS care regulator regarding the

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LHA (Local Housing Allowance) and Housing Benefit Changes (Cuts)

The LHA and Housing Benefit changes are shambolic and fly in the face of human decency, equality and, frankly, basic intelligence. How can a family that needs 4 bedrooms suddenly fit into a smaller house with 3 bedrooms? Of course,

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