Housing & Homelessness

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

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End of the eviction ban

Private sector tenants and evictions: The end of the temporary eviction ban By Tom Togher, Chief Officer, Salford Citizens Advice Bureau First the advice! The special rules protecting private sector tenants – most of whom are Assured Shorthold tenants, during the Covid pandemic, ended at the beginning of this month. Over the last months the

FI The Bond Board for GM Poverty Action

Tackling evictions

The Bond Board is taking on a pending tsunami of evictions By Thomas Ingham, Housing Adviser, The Bond Board Ltd It’s common knowledge that Covid-19 has had a severe effect on the Private Rented Sector for both landlords and tenants. It has been estimated that over 174,000 tenancies have been threatened with eviction with 227,000 tenants


LockdownLIVEs: Co-Production and Creative Advocacy during Covid-19 By Katy Rubin, LockdownLIVEs When the pandemic hit, the first priority for the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network and the GMCA was to ensure that GM residents in hostels or rough sleeping would be able to self-isolate and stay safe. The next priority has been to direct food,

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Passport to Housing

Passport to Housing By Clare Maskrey Over the last fifteen months Bolton’s Money Skills Service and Furniture 4U (part of Bolton Council) have been delivering a programme of ‘pre-tenancy’ sessions to residents in supported and temporary accommodation to teach them about sustaining a future tenancy. The aims of the project are to provide residents with

FI Real change Rochdale for GM Poverty Action

Real Change Rochdale

New campaign to tackle homelessness launches in Rochdale Borough by the Sanctuary Trust Earlier this month, Sanctuary Trust launched a new campaign in Rochdale giving people the chance to donate towards a fund which buys practical items for people who are homeless – things like a deposit for a home, enrolment on a training course

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