“If you don’t pay your rent, we’re going to look at every penny you spend and see whether you’re intentionally homeless…” How contempt for homeless people really plays

Posted on November 30, 2017 courtesy of Francis Ryan This is the third article in a series with a housing officer who talks about the realities of providing housing services at councils in austerity across London and Greater London councils.* There’s a transcript from the interview at the end of this post. In this article, … Continue reading ““If you don’t pay your rent, we’re going to look at every penny you spend and see whether you’re intentionally homeless…” How contempt for homeless people really plays”

Woman’s mental health ‘declined’ after council took two and a half years to complete support plan

Croydon council breached Care Act guidance before reneging on its own agreement, ombudsman finds by Alex Turner on November 10, 2017 in Adults, Care Act 2014 A woman with life-limiting conditions, autism and Down’s syndrome was left with declining mental health after a local authority failed to complete her support plan for more than two … Continue reading “Woman’s mental health ‘declined’ after council took two and a half years to complete support plan”

National Disabled People’s Summit: my report

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Steve Graby On Saturday (4th November 2017) I attended the National Disabled People’s Summit in London, organised by the National Education Union, Reclaiming our Futures Alliance (ROFA) and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). Bob Williams-Findlay introduced the summit with a great speech putting the present conditions faced by disabled … Continue reading “National Disabled People’s Summit: my report”