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Sydney, Incidentally

I am working in Australia for a week. It is mid-winter (allegedly) and people are wearing coats (as are many pets). Yet it is the same temperature here as it is in Scotland and really quite nice, all in all. 562 more words


Like a House On Fire, American Edition

Recently, I wrote about the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, noting that the unusual severity of the fire, and its unusually high death toll, was a function of Europe’s second-rate fire safety culture — and that something similar would simply not happen in the U.S. 488 more words

Foreign Affairs

My Year as a Tenant 2015

2015 has been a rollercoaster year of highs and lows for me as a social housing tenant.

In January I entered my final semester of my master’s degree in Housing Practice at the University of Westminster. 

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‘As I was watching the summer budget, I actually wept’

My thoughts on Pay-to-Stay

It is my understanding that the government’s ethos has been focused on getting people back into work and off state benefits; through their Welfare to Work programme, by making benefit claimants more accountable to the government, by frequently reassessing eligibility with the claimant, and having to prove that you are actively looking for work.

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Housing Policy

Housing Crisis - Housing Policy

Lyons, M., Murphy, L., Snelling, C. & Green, C. (2017). What more can be done to build the homes we need? The Lyons edited collection.  136 more words

Social Policy

The crisis for young people: why housing is the key to social mobility

Andy Green.

Last week’s report from Alan Milburn’s Social Mobility Commission, Time for a Change, provides a useful assessment of the impact of government policies on social mobility between 1997 and 2017. 871 more words

Social Sciences And Social Policy