UK Family Law Reform

Free information index

£675,000 plan to help rough sleepers in Milton Keynes is approved

Seeking Shelter: Britain's Christmas homeless crisis 24th December 2018

It is a mark of shame that rough sleeping has doubled in the last eight years.
Homelessness is a political choice & Milton Keynes, has seen homelessness increase by 700% in seven years.

ONS figures show rise in homeless deaths 21st December 2018

Housing Law Handbook 12th November 2018

Homelessness and Allocations 11th edition 17th September 2018

Don’t let any homeless freeze !!!
We have warm beds available now !
We take from all over the UK!
Call today 0800 7720 318

Rough sleepers being rounded up and fined amid surge in homelessness 8th December 2017

Four in 10 right-to-buy homes are now owned by private landlords 8th December 2017

It's time to call housing crisis what it really is 1st December 2017

Government to lead national effort to end rough sleeping 30th November 2017

Property unaffordable for 100,000 households a year in England 27th November 2017

Council to fund hotel rooms for homeless 24th November 2017

You can now buy a £24,000 house which takes six hours to build 23rd November 2017

'I asked to go to jail, rather than stay homeless' 23rd November 2017

Housing First is the best solution 22nd November 2017

Hundreds of rough sleepers in Manchester to be offered homes 21st November 2017

Milton Keynes becomes Tent City as number of homeless soars 21st November 2017

Flagship Government housing plan promising 200,000 new homes fails to deliver a single one in three years 21st November 2017

Milton Keynes Council to lease 70 modular homes for homeless 20th November 2017

Rough sleepers ask council bosses: 'How can we pay a fine?' 20th November 2017

Nicola Sturgeon’s backing for Scandinavian homeless scheme 19th November 2017

Fullers Slade Regeneration BBC1 Sunday Politics Show 19th November 2017

Homeless charity rejects donation from David Icke event because David Icke was involved 18th November 2017

Homeless people could be fined £1,000 for putting up a tent under new plans 17th November 2017

Council housing numbers hit lowest point since records began 16th November 2017

Landlord defends sending eviction letters ahead of universal credit rollout 15th November 2017

Can idea from Finland cut UK's homelessness problem? 14th November 2017

Richard Boyd Barrett tells the Minister about human misery due to the housing crisis 14th November 2017

Gates are now blocking homeless people from sleeping under shelter 13th November 2017

Council to buy homes to help the homeless 12th November 2017

Fewer social homes are being built than at any time since Second World War 10th November 2017

Homelessness: More deaths if action not taken 9th November 2017

Milton Keynes has second highest rate of recorded homelessness in the South East 8th November 2017

Kent's latest homeless figures 'shocking' 8th November 2017

How many people are sleeping rough in Devon right now? 8th November 2017

300,000 people in Britain are now homeless, shocking study reveals 7th November 2017

Charity says 5,000 Scots sleep rough heading into ‘winter’ crisis 7th November 2017

The staggering number of homeless people in London revealed 7th November 2017

Zero hours contracts force 100 people to live on streets in this town 7th November 2017

Supported housing is in desperate danger 6th November 2017

Over 180k homes left vacant in Ireland, as 7,421 people remain homeless 5th November 2017

Why are Labour councils in London being accused of social cleansing? 3rd November 2017

Homelessness crisis will cost €140m next year, council says 30th October 2017

Russell Howard annihilates the Tories on the Housing Crisis 30th October 2017

Man found dead under arches on Brighton seafront 29th October 2017

Council house 'bribes' for UK terror suspects 28th October 2017

Keiser Report: ‘Help to Buy’ – Who did it really help? (E1142) 28th October 2017

High Court hears Council pays hotel €2.6k a month for homeless man rather than €1.5k housing assistance 25th October 2017

Touching candlelit vigil in Leeds city centre to remember two homeless men 24th October 2017

'Let's tax the empty houses of super rich' 23rd October 2017

Borrow more to fix housing crisis 22nd October 2017

Domestic violence victims 'sleeping rough' after refuges closed 21st October 2017

How truly awful, 4 homeless people died in Bristol last week 20th October 2017

Homeless man 23-year-old dies after being found unconscious in Drogheda 19th October 2017

Moment M&S security guard BODY SLAMS Big Issue seller 17th October 2017

Security Guard ATTACKS HOMELESS man 17th October 2017

Fr Peter McVerry: ‘Evictions are a return to famine times’ 17th October 2017

Govt 'should make it illegal for landlords to evict people into homelessness' 17th October 2017

Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets 16th October 2017

'I don't count as a human being' Homeless mum beaten and offered cash for sex 16th October 2017

Police pull down rough sleepers’ tents 13th October 2017

Homelessness has surged for seven years. And it’s clear who’s to blame 13th October 2017

Number of homeless elderly people surges by 100% in seven years 13th October 2017

Homes are not assets to be passed on to children, says minister 12th October 2017

Universal Credit is "driving up debt, poverty and homelessness" 12th October 2017

Street beggars to be banned from Huddersfield town centre 12th October 2017

Homeless man escapes burning tent 11th October 2017

UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet, says report 11th October 2017

Homeless drug addicts could be given free homes in the West Midlands 10th October 2017

Rough sleepers in Milton Keynes are likely to die by the age of 47 10th October 2017

The Great British Housing Sell-off 9th October 2017

More homeless people forced to move away 9th October 2017

Government warned Universal Credit could render claimants 'homeless by Christmas' 9th October 2017

Sunday Politics London: affordable housing and tenants rights 9th October 2017

This is the real reason why the Tories can't solve the housing crisis 8th October 2017

Greater Manchester fire stations to be used to help homeless 7th October 2017

Hammond urged to scrap benefit cap as 1 million face homelessness 7th October 2017

Urinated on a homeless man's bedding and then set fire to his possessions 6th October 2017

Halt universal credit or rough sleepers will double, says Burnham 6th October 2017

Falling through the cracks
New Crisis report reveals England’s forgotten homeless people being denied access to housing 6th October 2017

Tory housing crisis: the shame of Britain 6th October 2017

Homelessness in the UK is a state of emergency, says Big Issue founder 5th October 2017

Just 8 extra homes for each constituency - the Tories' big house-building pledge is a sham 5th October 2017

‘Heartbreaking that this can happen here’ – Shock as homeless man dies in York shop doorway 4th October 2017

Theresa May to announce council house building programme 4th October 2017

Homeless facing worst winter crisis for 20 years 3rd October 2017

How to fix the UK housing crisis 25th October 2017

Sunday Politics London: affordable housing, intergenerational fairness and uber ban 2nd October 2017

A man pleading to be jailed so he can 'spend his birthday somewhere warm' sums up the Tories' homelessness crisis 1st October 2017

12,500 forced to sleep on sofas to avoid London streets 29th September 2017

Milton Keynes Council to build dozens of new houses to rent 28th September 2017

Homeless figures a 'national disgrace' 28th September 2017

Corbyn: we will end social cleansing 28th September 2017

Assessing Families Experiencing Homelessness: Towards a New Framework - Carmela J DeCandia, Psy.D. 26th September 2017

The shocking rise in the number of homeless children in Croydon 25th September 2017

Rough sleepers in Bristol arrested for begging by police using 193-year-old law 22nd September 2017

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right 21st September 2017

Housing crisis: build more affordable homes to cut benefits bill 21st September 2017

Campaigners urge Milton Keynes council to act on homelessness now. 21st September 2017

Top housing body urges govt to tackle social housing crisis 20th September 2017

London council finds 35 men living in one three-bedroom house 20th September 2017

UK house prices fall for fifth month in a row 20th September 2017

67 per cent of new £240,000 pooled sum for tackling homelessness to be spent on salaries of two new district council officers 20th September 2017


The UK's Obsession with Property Rights Laurie Macfarlane 19th September 2017

Homeless man doused in barbecue fluid and burned to death in Tunbridge Wells 19th September 2017

Charities and council set up social impact bond for single homeless people 18th September 2017

4 out of 5 people transferred onto new Tory Universal Credit benefit are now facing eviction, shocking new CAB report shows 17th September 2017

Government watchdog:Tory welfare cuts have increased homelessness 14th September 2017

Landlords kicking out Universal Credit claimants 14th September 2017

Homelessness up by 134% since Tories gained power 13th September 2017

Homeless rise 'driven by welfare reforms' 13th September 2017

Homelessness is not inevitable. It's a political choice made by the UK government 13th September 2017

Number of rough sleepers up by 134% as Tories accused of ‘light touch’ approach to tackling homelessness 13th September 2017

Child homelessness has risen by 73 per cent since the Tories came to power 13th September 2017

Number of homeless families in Bristol soars, as report warns thousands are on the brink 13th September 2017

Sick arsonists torch homeless people's shelters and belongings at Bristol's biggest Tent City 13th September 2017

An in-depth look at Welsh homelessness 12th September 2017

Fears that social welfare policy making young adults homeless 11th September 2017

Stand up for the million renters facing homelessness 11th September 2017

I see housing officers do all they can to refuse homeless applications 11th September 2017

Council paid private landlords £3.8m last year to house Swindon's homeless families 9th September 2017


Milton Keynes Council to consult on rough sleepers strategy 8th September 2017

Housing Minister confronted by protestors who 'don't believe he can cope with homeless crisis' 8th September 2017


Number of homeless children in Swindon soars by 162 per cent in five years 8th September 2017


Explore new shipping container for Bristol’s homeless, paid for by Massive Attack’s 3D 7th September 2017

Homelessness and Allocations 10th ed 4th September 2017

The government is helping ‘rogue landlords’ fleece taxpayers out of billions of pounds 3rd September 2017

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government 3rd September 2017

Rogue private landlords given £2.5bn a year of public money, new analysis reveals 2nd September 2017

Homeless mum-of-two aged 27 kills herself after 'struggling to secure home' 2nd September 2017

Council claim that Bolton has just 8 rough sleepers is 'gross underestimate' 2nd September 2017


Homeless Deaths - The Government Are Guilty Of Murder. 2nd September 2017

Woman sleeping in tent in Cork found dead 2nd September 2017

Churches open their doors to give city's homeless a place to sleep 1st September 2017

Glasgow's 'most chaotic' homeless people to be bought homes in radical new project. 1st September 2017

The Housing First scheme follow similar schemes from North America and Scandinavia which have helped to eradicate homelessness.

People sleeping on UK streets show us how easily progress is undone 1st September 2017

Micro-house for homeless costing £40,000 is unveiled 31st August 2017

Councils warned to act over rising costs of social housing 29th August 2017

Convicts freed from Thameside prison deliberately reoffend to avoid homelessness, experts warn 31st August 2017

It costs £65,000 to imprison a person in this country once police, court costs and all the other steps are taken into account. After that it costs a further £40,000 for each year they spend incarcerated.

Criminalizing the homeless is a windfall for one special interest group — the private prison industry.

Councils told to review homelessness procedures after poor treatment of disabled woman 17th August 2017

Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: The regeneration (social cleansing) of Milton Keynes must be stopped.

Dear Carole Mills,

The regeneration (social cleansing) of Milton Keynes must be stopped & the unaccountable criminals who are running Milton Keynes Council must be removed & made accountable in the public's best interest in order to put public faith back in to the running of Milton Keynes Council. Milton Keynes Council does not have a viable long term affordable housing policy which is a failure of all the local political parties not just one of them. There are not any good, honest, honourable people who work for Milton Keynes Council just a bunch of truly ignorant unaccountable inhumane criminals who are a danger to their constituents.

Yours Sincerely

David Mortimer

Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:22 AM
Subject: Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

Dear Jeremy Corbyn,

Please will you kindly tell me if Labour will repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824 which makes it an offence to sleep rough or beg. Anyone in England and Wales found to be homeless or to be trying to cadge subsistence money can be arrested. I am sure you do not need me to tell you that criminalizing the homeless is a windfall for one special interest group — the private prison industry.
Yours Sincerely

David Mortimer

Housing benefit cuts 'put young people at risk of homelessness' 6th March 2017

9,000 Youngsters Could Be Made Homeless By Housing Benefit Cuts 6th March 2017

Not only are these cuts putting young people at risk – we don’t think the savings add up. If the cut forces more young people onto the streets – which we think is likely – then it could actually end up costing the government more money than it saves, due to the associated costs of housing homeless people.

Social Housing Destroyed by Councils 17th July 2016

It costs tax payers less to house the homeless 4th March 2016

The most comprehensive evaluation of housing related support services estimated that £1.6 billion investment generated net savings of £3.4 billion to public spending. Preventing homelessness is far more cost effective than dealing with it once it has occurred. The minimum cost saving of preventing someone’s homelessness compared to accepting a homelessness duty is between £1,300 and £7,700. If somebody ends up street homeless the costs are even greater: it is estimated that one person sleeping rough costs between £8,605 and £35,000 a year in crime, emergency health and social care services alone.

National research demonstrates that homelessness & rough sleeping impacts significantly upon a person’s health & puts greater demands upon the health service, with 41% of homeless people attending Accident & Emergency Departments, 31% being admitted to hospital, 28% using an ambulance and 82% having visited a GP at least once within a 12 month period.

At what cost? An estimation of the financial costs of single homelessness in the UK July 2015

Welfare reforms are main cause of homelessness in England, study finds 4th February 2015

How big a homelessness problem does Britain have? 23rd December 2014

‘Plot to rid council estates of poor’ 9th July 2009

Empty public buildings should be used to help the homeless