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Repairing the safety net

Originally published on August 18 on Inside Edge 2, my blog for Inside Housing

Today’s report by the all-party Communities and Local Government Committee recommending significant improvements to the homelessness safety net is getting a warm welcome – and no wonder. 1,239 more words

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'No DSS'

In two months’ time, I am going to have to move again. I had thought my flat, which is extremely nice and spacious and which I got by an enormous stroke of good fortune and generosity after a stint of homelessness and hostel living, was a forever home. 740 more words


A right to own?

Originally posted on June 13 on Inside Edge 2, my blog for Inside Housing

What should we do if we really want to reverse the decline in home ownership? 1,368 more words

Private Renting

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We have a new housemate.

Unlike on TV where when one housemate is leaving, the others group up, advertise and perform interviews for a prospective new roomie in a montage of scenes to a soundtrack of funky cheesy music, unfortunately in our house there was none of that. 804 more words

HS: The best things about a house share

A lot of people have nightmare house sharing stories, but I’m a glass half full kind of girl, so let’s look at the positives, shall we? 262 more words

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HS: Things that will happen during new housemate interviews

So my housemates and I had to do the whole ‘looking for a new housemate’ thing a few weeks back and the interviews are always the most awkward part. 460 more words

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HS: Hi House-Sharers

Are you unhappy in your house share? Trust us, we’ve been there! From the stacking of the washing up that all of your housemates promise isn’t theirs which slowly drives you insane, to that one flatmate who stays in their room and you occasionally feel like you should check that they’re still alive. 191 more words

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