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‘Housing’ is not just about ‘home ownership’

3 people every minute are turning to Citizens Advice with a housing problem, new figures have revealed.  In its new report Dispatches from the front lines of the housing crisis the charity presents a snapshot of local housing challenges from across England & Wales.  It also argues that there needs to be a wider debate about the housing challenges facing the nation.

Last year CAB helped people with over 430,000 housing issues, up 4% on the previous year.  Debt issues due to private rental arrears were also up by 8%.  It is calling for a housing debate which looks beyond getting people onto the property ladder, involving everyone from local councils to builders, MPs and landlords.

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CAB:   Housing debate must look beyond challenge of home ownership

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Everyone needs a ‘home’

The rooms / buildings & gardens also need to be of a decent size

The Guardian:  Why Blackpool has asked the Treasury to slash residents' housing benefit

The basic issue is that they often find it hard to ‘cope with life’

Couldn't the same be said about a minority of bad tenants who 'wreck' properties, and/or squat illegally?

Facilitating financial stability & normality

How better’ is often the unasked question when ‘tonight’s homeless’ is the immediate problem

What ‘training’ have they had in coping with running a home (that’s if they even get given accommodation)

Working together to address the problems of homelessness

The Government has reduced the NEET numbers, can they do the same for the homeless?

For some, Debt becomes a ‘Black Hole’ sucking in all income

Staying in: how can you make sure people keep the support they need?

Ombudsman seeing fewer homelessness complaints, but issue not gone away

Do you think you know how to solve housing issues?

WAG:  Funding of £438,000 announced for Rhyl debt advice centre

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