Category Archives: Temporary accommodation

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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Westminster Council’s social cleansing bad for east London

Barking and Dagenham Council has hit out at Westminster City Council’s ‘social cleansing’ policy of housing homeless people outside its own borough in east London. Reports that Westminster City Council spent £6 million purchasing 34 properties across four north east … Continue reading

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Labour call on Westminster Council to stop paying nearly £1,000 a month for Romford flat in appalling condition

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to stop paying the £938 a month rent for a flat in South Street, Romford which is being used as temporary accommodation for a Westminster homeless family after Council officers visited the property … Continue reading

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