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Housing A wire fence, building work and a conference centre in the background
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A senior government minister is facing criticism after ignoring the crisis in accessible housing in his speech to this week’s party conference. James Brokenshire, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, told the conference that the prime minister saw housing as the government’s “biggest domestic priority”. Although he said that “everyone deserves
Housing A woman using a hoist in her bedroom
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Disabled people have been left “demoralised and frustrated” by the housing system and face a “chronic shortage” of accessible homes, according to a new report by the equality and human rights watchdog. More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties,
Housing Sue Bott giving evidence to a parliamentary committee
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Long-term supported housing will continue to be funded through the social security system, the government has announced, while it has also scrapped plans to cap housing benefit payments, which caused huge concerns across the sector over the last two years. Former chancellor George Osborne announced two years ago in his autumn statement that no-one
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