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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2004): Social Housing - UK

NO ROOM FOR NUISANCE

M. Foord, F. Young and A. Huntington

Community Care, Apr. 22nd-28th 2004, p.42-44

The Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 gives social housing providers sweeping powers to seek injunctions on the grounds of antisocial behaviour, and allows them to ask courts to demote a tenancy. Housing agencies are using these powers to evict problem families, undermining the efforts of social workers to rehabilitate them.

SUPPORTED HOUSING: THE SUPPORTING PEOPLE REVIEW

The Journal of Social Housing Law, Issue 11, March 2004, p.9-10

The supporting people programme provides housing related services to help vulnerable people live independently in the community. It was given a government grant of £1.8 billion in its first year and a review of the programme was commissioned to gain insight into how the funds were being spent. The A brief summary of the review is given in this article.

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