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

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Action! Hackney council stop criminalising the homeless #NotFineWithUS

Demonstration: 17:00-19:30, Monday 22 June, Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, E8 1EA FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403275666667416/ Hackney council have decided in their wisdom to make rough sleeping and begging criminal offences. People found begging or rough sleeping will be fined up to £1,000. Let’s take action against their cruel, unjust treatment that criminalises vulnerable people the … 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

Why housing charities should demand more from the Government
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Why housing charities should demand more from the Government

By Let Down (a campaign led by London Renters) Today Shelter is hosting an event called “Ways to improve the experiences of homeless families and individuals placed in the private rented sector”. Yet Shelter’s own research tells us about how the private rented sector (PRS) is systematically failing families. We applaud the work charities like Shelter … Continue reading