• SCRAP THE VAGRANCY ACT
    Homeless people deserve human rights
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    Created by Emily Palmer
  • Keep homeless off the streets
    Homeless people are one of the most vulnerable parts of our society. The UK government provided funding to accommodate them during the crisis. It would be inhumane to stop the funding now and send them on the streets again.
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    Created by Aida Danon
  • Stop Homeless People from being forced back onto the street
    It has been proven that the homeless can be housed while it suited the Government at the height of the Covid 19 crisis in order to prevent the spread of the virus. End homelessness NOW.
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    Created by KathyW1l Vardy
  • Keep funding for the homeless
    Rough sleepers deserve a roof over their heads just like all other members of society. The problem of rough sleeping is only likely to get worse in the future with the forthcoming recession/depression
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    Created by derek Kane
  • Homes for Rough Sleepers
    Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, and is a huge problem in the UK. In 2019, 4,266 individuals were recorded as rough sleeping, following the street counts. This was an increase of 165% compared with 2010 figures. As the street counts are only conducted during one night in November, many individuals are miss-counted. Therefore, the true extent of rough sleeping is unknown. The individuals who are miss-counted, are 'the hidden homeless'. Sleeping on the streets is no way to live, and it shouldn’t be happening in 2020. For example, it has been found by the NHS, that sleeping rough has detrimental effects on both mental, and physical health, which is also proving costly to the health services. In order to reduce the strain on the health services, rough sleepers in the UK need to be housed in some form of accommodation, that is fit for living in. Doing so could help re-introduce these vulnerable individuals into society, which could have significant economic benefits within the UK. Individuals rough sleeping are human too, and deserve to be treated in the same respect as the rest of society. Rough sleeping is an issue which is repeatedly swept under the carpet, and is not going away. We need to act fast to deliver homes to individuals rough sleeping, and in turn eliminate rough sleeping in the UK.
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    Created by Eddie Caverhill
  • Help people pay service charges
    People have lost jobs and live in flats managed by companies who charge annual service charge over £2,000. When people become unemployed and cannot pay, they are taken to court and could lose their home. This is unacceptable and the government need to provide financial help to pay these charges by way of grants. The local councils only help with discretionary housing payments for people who rent. I own my property and cannot get help to pay my service charges even though I'm now unemployed. Home owners such as myself need help to pay their service charge and they need it now.
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    Created by Rosemary Self
  • To stop unrestricted management charges for common areas on new build housing estates
    New home owners are being fleeced following purchase of their house, quite often without being in full knowledge what they are signing themselves up to. The management companies are played into position by the residential developer with no documented or regulated tender process. The management company then has the right to demand substantial sums of money for a service charge that is definitely expensive and in most examples without basis. The home owners can even lose their homes were they not to pay. Homeowners deserve the right to be in charge of their own common areas and to manage them properly, without being locked into unrestricted costs and further benefits continuing to the original residential developer.
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    Created by James Brookes
  • Stop gentrification happening in Brum
    This is important to the people of Birmingham as many who live in inner city areas have seen drastic changes to their environments over the years. Some will argue that gentrification has improved the economy and asthetics of areas, however, local residents, many who have grown up in these areas and are on low incomes, are unable to buy or rent property in the area as they have higher prices than they can afford. Therefore, residents are forced out of the area to areas where it is cheaper to live.
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    Created by Emily Cox
  • Universal basic homes. A secure home for everyone.
    Over 100 years ago, after the First World War one of the first actions of Lloyd George’s government was to promise to provide ‘homes fit for heroes’. A century later we have still failed to deliver on that promise. 30 years later, after the Second World War, with Government debt nearly two and a half times GDP, we as a country decided that everyone should have a right to Healthcare, Education and a Pension, but for some reason didn’t include homes, one of the most basic necessities of life. Still, for the next 20 years we behaved as if we were still including homes in the things people were entitled to as a right, between 1947 and 1967 Local Authorities built three million homes. Then they stopped, and in 1980 almost all those homes we’d built were sold off. Now almost all building of homes is done by private builders. Private builders will build homes fit for heroes, as long as those heroes can pay. How many of today’s heroes can afford one of those homes. Unfortunately tens of thousands of people will lose their lives in the UK because of Covid-19. Of those that survive hundreds of thousands of people, maybe millions, will lose their livelihoods, and they almost all risk losing their homes as a result. It doesn’t have to be that way. Right now we spend £10,000 a year per household, every year, on Healthcare, Education and Pensions (£320 billion, close to the £350 billion Rishi Sunak pledged to protect business). We can build a home for £30,000. I know, I’ve helped do it. Three years of the money we spend on Health, Education and Pensions and everyone could have a home for life. A home that may last a hundred years. Never need to pay rent again, never need to pay a mortgage again. How much would that transform people’s lives? We don’t even need to build a home for everyone, most of the homes we need are already built, we just need to build enough more, and come up with a new form of possession. We should all have security of tenure in our own homes. £100 billion, the amount we spend every year on Health, Education and Pensions would build a million homes at £100,000 each. We could build enough homes for everyone. If we want to. Why should we have to pay for a home all our life? Why should we not have a right to a home for life? Why should we risk losing our homes whenever something else goes wrong in our lives? We should return to building enough homes for everyone to have one, the right sort of homes, in the right places, and give people security in their homes.
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    Created by None of the Above
  • Rent Reduction For Swansea Students
    Giving this unprecedented time, we as students have not been giving much support with regards to our housing as many other types of tenants have been. The only advice we have been given is that despite the majority of us not returning to Swansea for the foreseeable future but only to pick up the small remainder of stuff, we are still expected to pay full rent. Whilst we can accept that we are in a legally binding contract, this Covid-19 pandemic is unusual and unprecedented. And we feel we should be given some leniency towards rent, whilst letting agencies and landlords believe that we get a student loan that covers our rent, for the majority of students that student loan has to be supplemented by other income in order to pay for rent, which in normal circumstances would be totally fair and understandable, but these are not normal times. We as students, have seen across the country landlords and letting agencies offer students who do not move back to their houses, the chance to pay half rent, which we believe is fair. We understand that the landlord’s may have a mortgage to pay and as a result are not expecting for a ‘get out of jail’ card to not pay rent as a whole, but instead we are asking for those who do not intend to return to Swansea given the current global pandemic that affects all of us the ability to pay half rent.
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    Created by Gwillym Watkins
  • Garden Free-Smoking Area
    This is upsetting non-smokers as the smoke from the garden raises into their flats, especially in summer when the windows are most of the time open due to the warm/hot weather
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    Created by Luis Torchia
  • Waiver The Glasshouse third term rent
    Families across the residents of the glasshouse will not be able to pay for a room that isn’t being used especially when they are out of work because of governments advice or they have been directly effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is only morally right to waiver the last sum.
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    Created by Barbara Shea