Local charity speaks out about Council’s treatment of homeless people
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Local charity speaks out about Council’s treatment of homeless people

North London Action for the Homeless are a Hackney based charity who provide food and other support for homeless people. Here they respond to Hackney Council’s Public Space Protection Order which is being used to target street people in the borough. They said: “North London Action for the Homeless supports homeless and vulnerable people in … Continue reading

Hackney council respond to demand to stop criminalising homelessness
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Hackney council respond to demand to stop criminalising homelessness

Hackney Council published an amendment to the Public Safety Protection Order on 5 June removing references to rough-sleeping from the policy. With planned protests of over 1200 people and a public petition surpassing 80 000 signatures Hackney Council has backed down in the face of public pressure. However, begging and urinating in public places, activities that … Continue reading

Hackney criminalises homelessness – email your councillor
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Hackney criminalises homelessness – email your councillor

What do you do when the housing crisis gets so bad more and more people have to sleep on the streets? Criminalise rough sleeping? This is the step being taken by Hackney council who are introducing a new new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to stop apparently “anti-social” activities like begging and sleeping rough. Those who breach … Continue reading

This is the worst outcome for renters – does the London Mayoral election offer a glimmer of hope?
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This is the worst outcome for renters – does the London Mayoral election offer a glimmer of hope?

By Kieran Aldred This General Election result is devastating. A Conservative majority for five years – none of us expected it. No Labour/ SNP led Tory opposition. No Liberal Democrat break on austerity. Just pure unadulterated revved up Thatcherite neoliberalism. For private renters in England and Wales, and everyone caught up in the gnashing teeth … Continue reading