Category Archives: Homeless Families

Labour demand information on Westminster Council plans to charge homeless families £12 a week to store possessions

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to release all the internal emails and reports about a letter which was sent to households in temporary accommodation telling them their possessions could be destroyed if they did not pay a weekly … Continue reading

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Council refuses to answer questions about its damaging homelessness strategy

Labour Councillors trying to scrutinize Westminster Council’s controversial homelessness policies have been denied access to information about the legal advice the Council commissioned around the scheme that will formalise sending everyone except those with high care needs or kids doing … Continue reading

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Westminster Fairer Housing Conference- April 11th

Date: April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm (doors from 6.30pm) Venue: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES, (near Royal Oak tube). Speakers include: Karen Buck MP, Westminster North Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City West Homes, Council housing, Council leaseholders, Council rents, Homeless Families, House building, Housing, Housing Associations, Housing Benefit, Housing Repairs, Intermediate Housing, Private landlords, Private rented housing, Private rents, Social Housing, Social Housing Rent, Temporary accommodation | Leave a comment

Labour challenge Westminster Tory Cuts to fight to protect vulnerable adults and young people

Another Conservative Council budget, more horrific cuts to vital public services. In its 2017/18 Budget to be debated tonight (Wednesday 1st March), Westminster council has to find a further £46.175 million this year (£35.446m budget cuts and £10.7299m new cost … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Care, Affordable Housing, Children, Children's Centres, Homeless Families, Temporary accommodation, Temporary staff, Westminster City Council, Youth Services | 1 Comment

Westminster Labour slams new Tory plans ‘to send residents to Coventry’

Conservative led Westminster Council has announced plans that would see increasingly large numbers of Westminster residents who have lost their homes and are in need of temporary accommodation sent to properties in the Midlands, with hundreds being forced to take a private … Continue reading

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High Court judgment once again means Westminster Council needs to rethink its housing allocation policy

In a High Court judgment yesterday, R(Alemi) v Westminster CC [2015] EWHC 1765 (Admin) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1765.html, HHJ Blair QC ruled Westminster Council’s housing allocations policy unlawful. The latest in a number of legal judgments criticising the council’s housing policy, the Council’s … Continue reading

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Thurrock Council Leader demands Westminster Council pays the social care costs of moving 25 homeless families to Grays in Essex

Thurrock Councillor Leader John Kent has demanded that Westminster Council picks up the bill for all the social care costs involved in housing 25 Westminster homeless families in Grays, Essex. Last week it was revealed that Westminster City Council has … Continue reading

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