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Solicitor Carmel Ferguson considers a decision of the UK High Court relating to a local authority's refusal to carry out a homelessness assessment. 

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Homelessness, Case law, Legal

James* first contacted us in 2014. He called into our office after hearing about our Mortgage Debt Advice service from a friend.

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Repossession, Practical tips, Homelessness

A recent report from the Work and Pensions Committee has found the prison rehabilitation system “in desperate need of reform”.  The report calls for improvements to be made to the, currently fragmented, support offered to people leaving prison, so that a transition into the community may be as smooth and positive as possible.  The report states that currently:

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Minority Groups, Research, Homelessness

The Department for Communities has released the Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin, for 1st July – 30th September 2016. The Bulletin demonstrates ongoing trends in several current policy issues, such as homelessness, housing supply and house prices.

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Housing Rights response to the Housing Executive’s draft Homelessness Strategy for 2017-2022.

Housing Rights is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Housing Executive’s draft Homelessness Strategy 2017-2022. The response is divided into two sections. The first section (points 1 to 5) focuses on each Objective specifically, and offers comment and suggestions on the actions contained under each Objective. The second section (point 6) considers the outcomes model of the Strategy, and makes several recommendations which aim to maximise the effectiveness of the outcomes model.

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Regulation, Policy, Homelessness

The number of people accepted as homeless in Northern Ireland has increased by 13% since 2012/13.  The key to tackling this is to work to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, according to research published this week by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 

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Research, Policy, Homelessness

The Assembly has recently debated an Opposition motion on homelessness and housing supply in Northern Ireland.

Homelessness and housing 

The motion was brought to the Assembly by MLAs from the UUP and SDLP:

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Social Tenancies, Policy, Homelessness, NI Assembly

Housing Rights believes that everyone should have the right to live in a home which is safe and secure. Unfortunately, Northern Ireland, like the rest of the UK, experiences regular incidents of hate crime.

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Minority Groups, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Practical tips, Homelessness, Equality

Housing Rights recently presented Ciaran and John*, currently in custody at HMP Magilligan, with certificates following their completion of a Housing Advice and Guidance qualification.

Housing Rights run a specialist housing advice and information service in prisons. In order to help meet the demand, we train Peer Prisoner Housing Advisers to help with initial stages of the service.

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