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Rise in families at risk of homelessness in East Lancashire

HOUSING charity Shelter has recorded a dramatic increase in demand for help from people at risk of homelessness in the North West.

New figures released by the charity show that in the region the number of people its helpline has assisted who are either homeless, or face losing their home, has more than doubled in the past three years.

The number of families, with children at risk of homelessness, assisted by the helpline has risen by 72 per cent over the same period in the area.

The findings came after Shelter’s Christmas appeal warned that 1,100 children in the North West will wake up homeless this Christmas, living in temporary accommodation.

Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive, said: “These figures are a shocking reminder of the daily battle so many families in the North West are facing just to keep a roof over their head.

“Through our helpline Shelter offers vital help to people who have hit rock bottom and have nowhere else to turn. Our advisers give them the advice and support they need to get back on their feet.”

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1:56pm Tue 4 Dec 12

bmurtaja says...

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Lancashire based children’s charity Tauheedul Relief Trust has announced it will be working together with Crisis – the UK’s national charity for single homeless people.

The relationship was launched with a series of activities during the week including a fundraising event organised by the parent council of Tauheedul Girls’ School that successfully raised £4,000, and the presentation of a £5,000 donation to Crisis by the students and staff of Tauheedul Boys’ School, Blackburn.

Homelessness has a serious impact on young people, with long term implications for their education, health and employment prospects, and can lead to an escalation of substance abuse. Research suggests that up to 80,000 young people experience homelessness every year in the UK. In London, there will be over 57,000 children homeless on Christmas Day.

Launching the partnership, Kam Kothia, Chair of the Tauheedul Trust and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire said, “As a global children’s charity, we recognise the plight of homeless young people and children in the UK. Through this partnership, we aim to transform the lives of thousands of young people and develop an educational programme to raise their plight across our schools and network of organisations.”

The Chief Executive of Crisis, Leslie Morphy said, “We are very grateful to the Tauheedul Relief Trust for their kind donation and their work in bringing the plight of homeless young people to greater public attention. With homelessness rising across the board, it is all the more important that we work together to help more people across the UK.”
http://www.tauheedul relief.org/latest-ne ws/trt-working-toget her-with-crisis-to-h elp-homeless-people/ Lancashire based children’s charity Tauheedul Relief Trust has announced it will be working together with Crisis – the UK’s national charity for single homeless people. The relationship was launched with a series of activities during the week including a fundraising event organised by the parent council of Tauheedul Girls’ School that successfully raised £4,000, and the presentation of a £5,000 donation to Crisis by the students and staff of Tauheedul Boys’ School, Blackburn. Homelessness has a serious impact on young people, with long term implications for their education, health and employment prospects, and can lead to an escalation of substance abuse. Research suggests that up to 80,000 young people experience homelessness every year in the UK. In London, there will be over 57,000 children homeless on Christmas Day. Launching the partnership, Kam Kothia, Chair of the Tauheedul Trust and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire said, “As a global children’s charity, we recognise the plight of homeless young people and children in the UK. Through this partnership, we aim to transform the lives of thousands of young people and develop an educational programme to raise their plight across our schools and network of organisations.” The Chief Executive of Crisis, Leslie Morphy said, “We are very grateful to the Tauheedul Relief Trust for their kind donation and their work in bringing the plight of homeless young people to greater public attention. With homelessness rising across the board, it is all the more important that we work together to help more people across the UK.” bmurtaja
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2:48pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mothernature says...

An increase over 3 years of 72% for people with children so I presume the quote of doubling over the same period is for single or childless people. Believe me, this is only going to get a lot worse come April 2013 because of the bedroom tax and the reduction in help for council tax benefits. People need to wake up and see what is happening to the poorer people of this country. The poor have no chance what so ever of making a financially decent life for themselves when they are constantly being denied a decent income, wether that is earnings or benefits. Why is the LET not highlighting what is going to happen when all the cuts come in to force next year?
An increase over 3 years of 72% for people with children so I presume the quote of doubling over the same period is for single or childless people. Believe me, this is only going to get a lot worse come April 2013 because of the bedroom tax and the reduction in help for council tax benefits. People need to wake up and see what is happening to the poorer people of this country. The poor have no chance what so ever of making a financially decent life for themselves when they are constantly being denied a decent income, wether that is earnings or benefits. Why is the LET not highlighting what is going to happen when all the cuts come in to force next year? Mothernature
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6:25pm Tue 4 Dec 12

AnthonyUK says...

what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave.
what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave. AnthonyUK
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7:49pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mothernature says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave.
If you actually did a bit of research, you'll find that the majority of people claiming benefits are NOT the sort of people you describe. More and more people who work have to claim benefits to top up their wages and that figure is going up each year. As for the anti-social types who cause misery for their neighbours, the majority tend to have children and are given preferential help so that their offspring are not made to suffer. I understand your frustration at these types, but, until they are treated for what they are, they will always be given priority when it comes to finding a home.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave.[/p][/quote]If you actually did a bit of research, you'll find that the majority of people claiming benefits are NOT the sort of people you describe. More and more people who work have to claim benefits to top up their wages and that figure is going up each year. As for the anti-social types who cause misery for their neighbours, the majority tend to have children and are given preferential help so that their offspring are not made to suffer. I understand your frustration at these types, but, until they are treated for what they are, they will always be given priority when it comes to finding a home. Mothernature
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10:13pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Good call says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave.
Well done Anthony keep being a good sheeple and buying all the government mainstream media tripe about people on benefits.What about the people who have DIED after being declared "fit for work" by ATOSser,what about the guardian investigation into Jobcentre Plus Staff tricking people out of their benefits.Unemploymen
t and homelessness can happen to anyone and if/when the economy falls apart, you could end up one of those "scroungers".
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: what gives ANYBODY the right to never work and so turn out kids/get p*ssed on drink/get stoned on drugs/behave like a chav and let society down on benefits and live in a house with that lifestyle sticking two fingers up at the law and authority while not being evicted? The sooner benefits are stopped to the morons and such bad antisocial tenants evicted from decent housing THE BETTER. Landlords should vet who they take on than take on antisocial chavs. Chav families and moronic teenagers end up homeless because of the way they behave.[/p][/quote]Well done Anthony keep being a good sheeple and buying all the government mainstream media tripe about people on benefits.What about the people who have DIED after being declared "fit for work" by ATOSser,what about the guardian investigation into Jobcentre Plus Staff tricking people out of their benefits.Unemploymen t and homelessness can happen to anyone and if/when the economy falls apart, you could end up one of those "scroungers". Good call
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6:22pm Wed 5 Dec 12

AnthonyUK says...

yeah right loads of people have died after told they're fit to work what a load of codswallop. There are people out there who have no desire to work and are happy to never to do so, these are the people who shouldnt have the right to live this way off the taxpayer by not working and claiming benefit.
yeah right loads of people have died after told they're fit to work what a load of codswallop. There are people out there who have no desire to work and are happy to never to do so, these are the people who shouldnt have the right to live this way off the taxpayer by not working and claiming benefit. AnthonyUK
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