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Sixty Icon Circus therapy for children affected by Grenfell
A group offering circus activities for children affected by the Grenfell tragedy is bringing the community together and providing relief from trauma. Jessica Bateman finds out more.Illustration by Clare Nicholas.
Inside Housing - Posted 14/12/2017

Sixty Icon Grenfell family: 'You feel like a prisoner living here'
It is only when you walk through the door of the hotel room that you even begin to understand what life has been like for so many of the survivors, six months on from the Grenfell fire.
BBC - Posted 14/12/2017

Sixty Icon Nearly half of disabled people reassessed under Government's new benefit system had financial support withdrawn or reduced
Government accused of 'slashing away at welfare' after new figures show 47 per cent of disabled people see benefits reduced or stopped altogether.
The Independent - Posted 14/12/2017

‘This is not a squat’ – how the Grenfell community is taking control of its destiny
With the failure of the government response to the fire, local residents stepped in to fill the void, providing food, clothes, shelter, advice and therapy. Now activists are opening a second ‘very special’ space in an empty council building.
The Guardian - Posted 14/12/2017

Sixty Icon 'We'll be living with this for a long time to come’: Grenfell, six months on
As the catastrophic fire recedes from the immediate moment, survivors and locals take stock and share their hopes and fears for the future.
The Guardian - Posted 14/12/2017

Sixty Icon Former housing association chief executive dies
The former chief executive of Liverpool housing association CDS died last month after a short illness.
Inside Housing - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Social media fuels elderly isolation
Two charities that work with older people have joined forces after research showed that older people are missing out on social interactions.
Third Force News - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Lewisham Homes wins Investors in People Award 2017
Lewisham Homes has been recognised for Excellence in the Third Sector at the Investors in People Awards.
24 Housing - Posted 13/12/2017

Cross Keys Homes celebrate community champions
Cross Keys Homes (CKH) said a massive thank you to Peterborough residents who give back to the community at their annual Resident’s Awards evening this month.
24 Housing - Posted 13/12/2017

Benefits fraudster with house in Chelsea conned 22 councils out of £244,000
A benefits fraudster conned 22 councils out of £244,000 in fraudulent housing benefit claims.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 13/12/2017

Grenfell Tower nightmare ‘getting darker every day’
Clarrie Mendy, who lost two family members in the fire, has urged people to pray for bereaved relatives this Christmas.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Boaters accuse Canal and River Trust of 'trying to force them off the water'
People living on boats in London have accused the authority managing Britain's waterways of "trying to force them off the water to make money".
BBC - Posted 13/12/2017

Maidstone litter police: New powers to impose £120 fines
A council, that suspended so-called litter police after questions were raised about their service, has voted to raise on the spot fines by 50%.
BBC - Posted 13/12/2017

Cheshire East Council's suspended legal chief resigns
Cheshire East Council's most senior legal official has resigned, ending an investigation into his conduct.
BBC - Posted 13/12/2017

FBU calls on inquiry fire safety experts to stand down
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling on two of the Grenfell Inquiry’s fire safety experts to stand down.
Inside Housing - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering
Commons meeting hears harrowing accounts and angry demands from survivors six months after disaster.
The Guardian - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Number of rough sleepers in Bristol revealed but it’s only the 'tip of the iceberg'
Mayor Marvin Rees is 'incredibly disappointed, but not surprised' that number continues to rise.
Bristol Post - Posted 13/12/2017

Sixty Icon Fire union calls for 'compromised' Grenfell expert to stand down
Steven McGuirk would be ‘conflicted’ in giving evidence because of his alleged support for cuts and deregulation.
The Guardian - Posted 12/12/2017

Sixty Icon From the frontline - Steve Kilden
Steve Kilden, fire safety manager at Lewisham Homes, talks about going above and beyond.
Inside Housing - Posted 12/12/2017

Sixty Icon Food banks expected to help 'record number of children'
Record numbers of children are expected to be fed by food banks this Christmas, the UK's largest food charity has warned.
BBC - Posted 12/12/2017

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