Category: Housing

Help End Homelessness

I know first-hand how hard it is for single homeless people, especially single men, to get help. I was homeless for a spell when younger, not living on the streets, but one of the countless ‘hidden homeless’ living in squats, derelict houses, and sofa-hopping, slowly exhausting the goodwill of my long-suffering friends. That’s why I […]

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Under One Roof

Making music can be positive, life-affirming, even spiritual. Having been homeless myself when I was young, I know that it’s often the opposite of those things. That’s why I was keen to help out with  a new idea  at ‘Under 1 Roof’, the Training Centre for people “in housing need” in Norwich. So last Sunday […]

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I appeared on the Daily Politics show on Wednesday, arguing that the Government should think again about cuts to the Housing Benefit system that will lead to 60,000 of the most vulnerable people in the Country being forced to leave their homes. The cuts are being made to benefits of people aged 25 – 35, […]

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Last week Barb Jungr and others held a fundraiser at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to raise money for an upcoming legal battle between the Crown Estate residents in Millbank and the Crown Estate, which is considering selling the underlying leaseholds to another developer. It is an oddly shaped affair when residents need to sue their […]

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I was recently joined on the campaign trail by Nick Duxbury from Inside Housing magazine. Nick came along as my team and I canvassed the Tachbrook Estate in Pimlico. It was a really enjoyable afternoon and we were able to speak to a lot of residents and listen to their concerns. Inside Housing is a […]

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The consultation period over the sale of some of the Crown Estates property has recently ended. Residents now face an anxious wait. I have been appalled by the way this issue has been handled, and I welcome Frank Dobson’s lead in opposing the sale. The way Crown Estates have conducted the consultation period is nothing […]

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