Category Archives: Housing

Teachers living in sheds, cars and using food banks as demand for grants rises, charity warns......

Hundreds of teachers and support staff are at risk of losing their home or being unable to pay rent, according to the Education Support Partnership, a charity that provides emergency grants.  Click here to read more.

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Shelter calls for action as homeless deaths in Redbridge and Waltham Forest rise......

An alarming spike in homeless deaths in east London last year has prompted a charity to call for “urgent action”.  Click here to read more.

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Activities in Waltham Forest in support of World Homeless Week 6-13 October 2019......

Local people will hold a sleep out in solidarity with homeless people sleeping on the street and to remember those who have died there as well as providing free meals, dental checks, clothing, haircuts and sleeping bags at event marking World Homeless Week in Waltham Forest. Continue reading

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Council’s plan for building 27,000 homes......

The south of the borough is earmarked for significant housing growth.  Click here to read more.

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Social rented housing built drops by 96 per cent......

The number of social rented homes built by the government has fallen by a “disastrous” 96 per cent since the Conservatives took over, Labour warned today.  Click here to read more.

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Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency......

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate.  Click here to read more.

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Fire safety flaws at borough tower blocks......

Almost half of council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are deemed by inspectors to pose a “substantial” fire risk to residents… Click here to hear more.

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Care homes failing to meet fire safety standards......

Care homes across two boroughs are not meeting fire safety standards.

The London Fire Brigade conducted an audit after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and found a total of 34 care homes in Waltham Forest and 20 care homes in Redbridge were failing to meet the required standards.  Click here to read more.

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Turning up the heat on hypocritical housing associations......

Suzanne Muna explains how Unite housing workers branch will be hosting its own ‘Alternative Housing Awards’ to highlight the disconnect between the executives and those they should be serving.  Click here to read more.

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Number of empty homes in England rises while homelessness reaches record levels......

Over 200,000 dwellings left vacant across the country.  Click here to read more.

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