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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 09:09 #5523

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Once Again The City & People of LIVERPOOL Show the way

This is the net result of eight years’ of austerity: A toxic mix of public service cuts, housing shortages, high rents, welfare changes, low wages, benefit sanctions and rising drug use

27/12/2017 17:09 GMT

Earlier this week, the Public Accounts Committee reported what all of us working on the frontline knew already: the government’s response to dealing with homelessness and rough sleeping across England has been woeful.

‘Unacceptably complacent’ was the term used. That’s one way of saying that leaving 9,100 human beings to sleep on our streets is a shaming, infuriating disgrace.
Since 2010, the number of households in temporary accommodation has risen by 60 per cent, while the numbers of rough sleepers has soared by 134 per cent since 2011. Most shockingly, the average rough sleeper dies before they reach the age of 50.

This is the net result of eight years’ of austerity: A toxic mix of public service cuts, housing shortages, high rents, welfare changes, low wages, benefit sanctions and rising drug use.

Councils are struggling to cope with unprecedented demand for services - with less and less money to pay for them.

We are also expected to ignore part of the problem.
Some of our rough sleepers are asylum seekers and eastern European migrants who have fallen on hard times. In Whitehall-speak they have ‘no recourse to public funds.’ We are supposed to leave them alone.

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www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/homelessness-liverpool_uk_5a43d2c0e4b0b0e5a7a44f8c?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 10:44 #5525

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...you can't just leave a dead body alone though, it is still somebody's job to move it. Unless more councils or actually the government themselves adopt similar policies to the mayor of Liverpool then there are going to be more dead bodies, never mind the potential rise in crime out of desperation. People don't just vanish into thin air simply because a politician ignores a problem. This is a steadily growing national crisis so central government should be helping deal with it. Even better in a first world state there should be prevention which is cheaper than cure and therefore a more appropriate approach to a period of austerity as opposed to the selective selfishness that is currently being applied.
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 13:48 #5530

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Removing squatters rights did not help,yes some people abused the rights but for the majority of homeless people it was a life saver and a base in which to get back on your feet.

There are cases of homeless people dying in doorways of empty homes too afraid to enter for fear of breaking the law, what kind of civilised society are we living in that can allow that to happen.

It now makes sound economic sense for some people to make the decision to be intentionally homeless while working, for example there is an ever increasing army of people moving around the country camping close to warehouses which are normally situated out of towns and some camp inner cities working places such as fast food shops,shopping centres etc

We have the tools,we have the materials, we have land, we have the workers, we have the money to build a decent social home for everyone that needs one and have a surplus to cope for the future, but as long as the majority subscribe to capitalism and the dog eat dog, I am all right jack, winners and losers attitude that is pumped into us from day 1 at school that will never happen.

Reinstating squatters rights as an emergency measure to cope with the crisis would not only save peoples lives and give them a chance to move up the ladder but also have the knock on effect of forcing those with empty homes to do the repairs and get them back into the market or they will find someone has took that step for them.
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 14:05 #5531

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dboy wrote: but also have the knock on effect of forcing those with empty homes to do the repairs and get them back into the market or they will find someone has took that step for them.

Absolutely dboy. Just on the news yesterday that thousands of homes are lying empty while many people are desperate for accommodation. I don`t know who`s running this show, but councils should start to look at buying up derelict properties or commercial buildings and refurbishing them for just this purpose. Even if they are only one bedroom units with toilet/washing facilities. Small is good when your trying to keep costs down.
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 15:51 #5532

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dboy wrote: but also have the knock on effect of forcing those with empty homes to do the repairs and get them back into the market or they will find someone has took that step for them.

Absolutely dboy. Just on the news yesterday that thousands of homes are lying empty while many people are desperate for accommodation. I don`t know who`s running this show, but councils should start to look at buying up derelict properties or commercial buildings and refurbishing them for just this purpose. Even if they are only one bedroom units with toilet/washing facilities. Small is good when your trying to keep costs down.

Indeed posted about this very point;
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welfarecentral.org/index.php/forum-home/homelessness-and-housing/1348-housing-crisis-60-000-homes-have-stood-empty-for-over-two-years
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 03 Jan 2018 20:29 #5533

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Squatting should be legalised and regulated.
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 08 Jan 2018 13:06 #5610

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miguel1975 wrote:
Squatting should be legalised and regulated.

Indeed, and its up to us to get things rolling;


Empty homes: if councils won't act, ordinary people should move in
Lisa Mckenzie
Mass working-class squats of 1946 remind us that the UK housing crisis can and must be challenged by direct action

In December 2014, squatters protested against the housing crisis by taking over a former bank just off London’s Trafalgar Square that had been empty for 18 months.

Mon 8 Jan

What is most obscene in the UK in 2018: children living in inadequate hostels that will affect their life opportunities into adulthood; homeless people freezing on our streets; or properties standing empty while local councils hand out public money to private landlords?

We need a new mass movement, including occupying empty properties in every UK city, in support and solidarity for those who have no home.

Making visible the number of empty properties through occupying them is an important strategy, while we must also have an honest debate about homelessness that includes talking about the conditions and practices that have helped create it.

Despite a desperate need for housing, properties across the country lie empty. The government’s own figures show that 200,000 properties have been empty for six months or more and LibDem research has revealed that 11,000 homes have been lying empty for more than 10 years.
Over 11,000 homes have stood empty for at least 10 years, data shows
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Local councils have powers to take over these empty properties and
return them to use as homes through empty dwelling
management orders (Edmos) but too few actually do this.

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www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2018/jan/08/empty-homes-councils-uk-housing-crisis-squatting
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Ministers Can Go And Whistle. All Rough Sleepers Will Get Help In Liverpool 09 Jan 2018 07:30 #5617

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Interesting "Flip of the Coin" Guide for Landlords to evict Squatters,
The more Information from all sides the better your Squat will work. :)

How to prevent and remove squatters
Squatters are every landlord's worst nightmare. So how do you avoid them and how do you remove them if they are already in?

www.primelocation.com/discover/landlords-developers-and-investors/how-to-prevent-and-remove-squatters/#8RQtvxSQZTgID5gV.97
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