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Peabody youth project makes awards shortlist
Oii My Size nominated for a UK Sexual Health Award.
Peabody Trust - Posted 17/01/2014

A day in the life of a housing apprentice
Shannon Coy, an apprentice with New Charter Housing Trust Group, shared the highlights of her working day on Tuesday 14 January.
Storify - Posted 17/01/2014

Croydon, south London moves out of the time warp and turns into a hot spot
Croydon is on a roll. No stranger to bad press and often perceived as faceless and stuck in a 1960s time warp, its future now looks bright. Huge sums of money are being invested in regenerating the town, transforming it into a 21st-century commercial, residential and shopping hub.
Metro - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Giving a voice to people in housing associations with #reallondonlives
The recent Channel 4 series ‘Benefits Street’ has prompted a wide ranging debate about the residents of James Turner Street in the media, the workplace and even in the pub.
Real London Lives - Posted 17/01/2014

How good housing helps prevent child poverty
With more than a quarter of children in the UK living in poverty, how can housing take the lead in tackling this issue? CIH policy and practice officer John Thornhill outlines the themes that emerged from a roundtable discussion held by CIH and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).
Chartered Institute of Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Three things you should know before watching Benefits Street - Chris Handy
The boss of a Midlands housing association dispels some of the myths about his tenants recently popularised by the documentary set in a Birmingham street.
Guardian Housing Network - Posted 17/01/2014

Pupils in County Durham get reading with help from local housing volunteers
Staff from a Teesdale-based social housing provider have been donating their time and volunteering to help local primary school pupils to develop their reading skills.
North Star Housing Group - Posted 17/01/2014

Liverpool Mutual Homes helps residents to save nearly half a million pounds through scheme with Local Solutions
Liverpool residents have saved nearly half-a-million pounds in just over a year through a scheme to help people with financial difficulties.
Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Benefits Street: Working couple filmed 'extensively' were cut from final episodes
Unnamed couple claim they were filmed for a year by series producer Love Productions but were cut from episodes because they were employed.
The Independent - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Hull tenants petition to keep 'over 55' flats
Residents in two Hull council-run apartment buildings have organised a petition calling on the council to keep restrictions on tenants' ages to over 55.
BBC - Posted 17/01/2014

The apprentice
Faced with thousands of pounds of debt and uncertain job prospects, school leavers are increasingly taking up apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Gwen Smith meets apprentice turned housing officer Jordan McKenna to discover the benefits of learning on the job.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Tenants with carers given tribunal hope
Tenants who live with a person requiring an overnight carer have been given fresh hope of challenging the bedroom tax following a first-tier tribunal decision in Liverpool.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2014

Sixty Icon Behind cold doors: the chilling reality for children in poverty
More than three million families are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter.
Left Foot Forward - Posted 17/01/2014

Benefits Street: residents to get the right of reply in live TV debate
One-hour show to be screened after last episode of the controversial Channel 4 documentary, dubbed 'poverty porn'.
The Guardian - Posted 17/01/2014

Reaching out to help Leeds people with debt
Residents who are struggling with debt in Leeds are being urged to talk about their money worries.
Yorkshire Evening Post - Posted 16/01/2014

Sixty Icon Brixton bailiff shooter faces years behind bars
A tenant who gunned down a housing officer and bailiff during an eviction is facing years behind bars, despite being cleared of attempted murder.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/01/2014

Residents shine at Community Stars Awards
Over 200 Great Places residents attended a glittering award ceremony at Gorton Monastery to celebrate their inspirational achievements in local communities across the North West and Yorkshire.
Great Places Housing Group - Posted 16/01/2014

Sixty Icon Business leaders speak up for forgotten ‘generation rent'
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the Government to stop treating people who rent privately as an “after-thought” and instead do something to boost investment in the sector.
Housing - Posted 16/01/2014

East Londoner hailed ‘hero' after finding loophole in bedroom tax
Up to 40,000 people will receive a refund thanks to an east London “hero” after he discovered that the government have wrongly assessed who is liable for the bedroom tax.
London24 - Posted 16/01/2014

Sixty Icon Rent support scheme nears 100% success rate in preventing evictions
A scheme that helps vulnerable tenants in rent arrears avoid eviction has recorded a 97% success rate for keeping people in their homes.
24 Housing - Posted 16/01/2014

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