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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

The House of Lords Select Committee on Financial Exclusion has just published their report, “Tackling financial exclusion: A country that works for everyone?”

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Money Matters, Outside NI, Equality, Affordability

Welfare Reform is bringing a sweeping set of changes to the Social Security system in Northern Ireland. These will have major implications for tenants.

Housing Rights and Supporting Communities have come together to offer an exclusive one-day conference that will help equip staff and empower tenants to deal with the changes that welfare reform will bring.

A recent research report from Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) in England has called for improvements at government level which would better the lives of households living in the private rented sector (PRS) in England.  Whilst the research does not cover the experiences of those renting privately in Northern Ireland, the findings are of relevance and interest

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Fitness, Private Tenancies, Policy, Affordability, Landlord

An adviser based at Hydebank Wood College and Women’s Prison, discusses one of her recent cases, where she worked in partnership with the Beyond the Gate team at Housing Rights not just to secure a tenancy for a newly-released client, but also to ensure that the individual had the right support in place to cope independently in the community.

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Social Tenancies, Practical tips, Adviser