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Sixty Icon This man died sleeping on Birmingham streets. What happened to his life?
Father of Paul Williams, who died in sub-zero temperatures outside a restaurant in the Bullring centre, searches for answers.
The Guardian - Posted 26/12/2017

Sixty Icon Tens of thousands of young people affected by homelessness, data shows
Figures obtained by Lib Dems from 234 councils show almost 45,000 people aged 18-24 have come forward in past year for help with homelessness.
The Guardian - Posted 26/12/2017

More than 9,000 to spend Christmas ‘sleeping on public transport and tents’
More than 9,000 to spend Christmas sleeping in cars, trains, buses and tents, Crisis warns.
24 Housing - Posted 26/12/2017

Sixty Icon ‘Munificent seven’ take homelessness fight to the doorstep
Help starts early in the London borough of Kingston.
24 Housing - Posted 26/12/2017

Sixty Icon 'This is their bedroom': counting rough sleepers in England's homeless hotspots
Once a year, volunteers take to the streets to try to capture the scale of a problem that everyone knows is getting worse.
The Guardian - Posted 22/12/2017

Big legal victory for Disabled people: the DWP’s changes to PIP regulations were declared unlawful today
Today, the 21st of December, the High Court judge Mr Justice Mostyn allowed the claim in the case of RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The case was brought by a Disabled person with mental health support needs to challenge the changes the government made to Personal Independence Payment Regulations in March 2017.
Disabled People Against Cuts - Posted 22/12/2017

High Court rules Tories' disability benefit changes ‘blatantly discriminate’ against mental health patients
Judge rules government regulations to personal independence payment (PIP) breach human rights and 'cannot not be objectively justified'.
The Independent - Posted 22/12/2017

Sixty Icon For disabled people like Alex, the fight for dignity is endless
After years trapped in a top-floor ‘prison’, Alex has finally got an accessible flat. But if this seems like a good-news story, think again.
The Guardian - Posted 22/12/2017

Sixty Icon For The 128,000 Children In Temporary Accommodation, Christmas Will Be Far From Magical
Children’s health suffers, behaviour problems emerge almost immediately, and untold stress and anxiety is inevitable.
Huffington Post - Posted 22/12/2017

Sixty Icon “It’s like an ordinary day, to be honest”: How the cuts stole Christmas
As foodbanks stockpile and benefits are withheld, Britain faces crisis this festive season.
New Statesman - Posted 22/12/2017

Sixty Icon Chair of troubled housing association leaves
The chair of an under-pressure housing association has left just weeks after the departure of its second chief executive in a year.
Inside Housing - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon Churches must become social hubs in order to survive, report says
Taylor review into sustainability of 16,000 English churches says ventures such as Post Offices and toddler groups can help stem decline in visitors.
The Guardian - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon Sofa surfers: The young hidden homeless
Sam does not know where he will be sleeping tonight.
BBC - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon How do we count how many people are homeless?
How many people in England are homeless? It's a difficult question to answer, so Reality Check has been looking at what figures are available to provide a picture.
BBC - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon 'Tens of thousands' of people living in beds in sheds across the capital, report shows
Around 9,000 illegal “beds in sheds” housing tens of thousands of people have sprung up across London over the last five years, a report says today.
London Evening Standard - Posted 21/12/2017

Video: 'I slept in a hospital toilet': the UK's hidden youth homelessness crisis
Young people who become homeless often find themselves in a chain of misfortune, forced into unsafe situations with little help from the state.
The Guardian - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon Louisa Clarke obituary
My stepdaughter Louisa Clarke, who has died of cancer aged 42, progressed in a decade from being a temporary receptionist for one of the UK’s smallest social landlords to director of finance for one of the largest, in pursuit of her personal mission to improve accommodation for the poor and vulnerable.
The Guardian - Posted 21/12/2017

Video: Being homeless with a newborn baby was 'really hard'
A new mum has spoken about the difficulties of being homeless with a newborn baby.
BBC - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon Housing association binned my dead uncle's belongings after refusing to let us collect them
"My nan, my mum, my uncle have no keepsakes, no photos, nothing to remember him by".
Cambridge News - Posted 21/12/2017

Sixty Icon Revealed: Homeless families in Wycombe housed in B&Bs outside the district
Ten families are currently being put up in Bed and Breakfast accommodation outside the district by the district council, it has been revealed.
Bucks Free Press - Posted 21/12/2017

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