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(865) Universal credit's housing sanctions - you'll wish you didn't know - don't have nightmares ! - YouTube
minimum wage = cant afford rent
ask for housing benefit through universal credit
will be asked to work more hours and get higher pay, to get out of universal credit
if you do not, get sanctioned, thus you work, can't get find better work or more hours (35hrs +), can't pay rent ...
... so much for burning injustice
Universal  Credit  DWP  sanctions  welfare  state  UK  working  poor  poverty  trap  housing  benefit  support  minimum  wage  nasty  party  Austerity  neoliberalism  CON-servatives  Conservative  Theresa  May  tax  child  taxcredit  homeless  Homelessness  Council 
5 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Minister admits Tory policies may be a cause of rising homelessness | Politics | The Guardian
Brokenshire said the Conservatives “need to ask ourselves some very hard questions” about why so many more people are now living on the streets than when the party came to power, and admitted “changes to policy” were needed.
UK  homeless  homelessness  Austerity 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
Police Scotland link robbery rise with UK benefits changes - BBC News
It states: "Analysis conducted during August 2018 has not identified a discernible pattern, although anecdotal evidence from intelligence suggests that a combination of increased drug prices due to police enforcement, and changes to welfare systems, may have contributed to an increase in crimes of dishonesty and robbery."
UK  Austerity  Police  crime  DWP  Universal  Credit  sanctions  war  on  drugs  welfare  state  poverty  trap  homelessness  homeless 
november 2018 by asterisk2a
No-fault evictions making hundreds of families homeless each week | UK news | The Guardian
In Germany, the landlord has to pay the tenant to leave, if no other circumstances/cause of eviction exist.
UK  profit  maximisation  housing  crisis  Generation  Rent  rentier  homeless  homelessness  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Theresa  May  JAM 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Council cuts are putting the vulnerable at risk, Tory peer says | Society | The Guardian
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. - “We’ve reached a point where councils will no longer be able to support our residents as they expect, including our most vulnerable,” Porter added. As well as problems coping with demand for services for elderly and disabled adults, the LGA says councils are struggling with an explosion in the number of children in care, and a rising bill for 80,000 homeless families placed in temporary housing.

An LGA briefing on the prospects for local government states: “The failure to properly fund these services puts the wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable residents at risk, and this cannot go on.”
UK  Austerity  Council  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  JAM  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  adult  social  elderly  care  homelessness  childprotection  poverty  childhood  housing  crisis  affordable 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Universal credit savaged by public spending watchdog | Society | The Guardian
NAO says core claims about flagship welfare programme are based on unproven assumptions The government’s ambitious change to the benefits system, universal credit, fails to deliver promised financial savings or employment benefits and leaves thousands of vulnerable claimants in hardship, according to the public spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office effectively demolishes ministerial claims for universal credit, concluding that the much-delayed flagship welfare programme may end up costing more than the benefit system it replaces, cannot prove it helps more claimants into work and is unlikely to ever deliver value for money.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/the-guardian-view-on-universal-credit-fix-this-cruel-expensive-fiasco &! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44468437 - The £1.9bn Universal Credit system may end up costing more to administer than the benefits system it is replacing, according to the National Audit Office.
Universal  Credit  DWP  JSA  ESA  Disabled  sanctions  poverty  destitute  homelessness  Council  Tories  nasty  party  Austerity 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Councils struggling to cope with surge in child protection referrals | Society | The Guardian
[UK austerity will be costly later on to clean up. and as proven again and again, deadly. ] Councils are increasingly only able to address “critical” situations and help the most at-risk children instead of carrying out vital preventive work to stop domestic violence and its devastating impact on victims, said the organisation that represents 370 councils in England and Wales.
UK  Austerity  Council  child  protection  services  DWP  ESA  JSA  homelessness  homeless  Sociology  nasty  party  Conservative  JAM  Theresa  May  Brexit 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on Windsor’s homelessness: a parable of modern Britain | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
Much about Tory Britain is revealed by a council leader’s view that police should clear up evidence of social decay
homelessness  homeless  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Home  Office  immigration  Brexit  EU 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
More than 24,000 Scots hospitalised because of drinking
50p minimum price per one unit of alcohol, to come into effect March 2018, after years of legal fight against the alc lobby vested interest. (Sugar Tax, ) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42066394 - Minimum pricing has been broadly welcomed by health bodies and alcohol awareness groups, who say it will target the kind of drinking that leads to the greatest harm. //
People from the most deprived areas are nearly eight times more likely to need help, according to the NHS. There were 36,235 alcohol-related hospital admissions last year - the equivalent of more than 100 a day. They involved 24,060 individual patients - up from the 35,376 admissions involving 23,656 patients the previous year. Alcohol-related admissions had been falling for almost a decade but the latest figures show there were 685.2 hospital admissions per 100,000 people last year - an annual increase of almost 2%. //&! http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/drink-related-hospital-stays-on-the-rise-1-4619230
NHS  Scotland  Alcohol  minimum  pricing  alcoholism  deprivation  addiction  coping  mechanism  maladaptive  Austerity  poverty  trap  Precariat  binge  drinking  Society  class  Gesellschaft  Sociology  working  poor  Council  childhood  care  Policy  public  health  prevention  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  mental  psychology  psychiatry  depression  aus­sichts­los  hoffnungslos  hopelessness  hopeless  Aussichtslosigkeit  human  condition  humanity  homeless  homelessness  abuse  substance  Opioid  war  on  drugs  tobacco  food–industrial  complex  Sugar  processed  food  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  profit  maximisation  obesity  liver  overweight 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Halt universal credit or rough sleepers will double, says Burnham | Society | The Guardian
[disincentivising = also nudge policy] Speaking after a meeting aimed at tackling the region’s homelessness crisis, which was attended by a Department for Work and Pensions official, Burnham said: “This is not a political point from me. I’m speaking here for the NHS, public health colleagues, police, fire.

“The entire public sector in Greater Manchester has supported what I’m about to say, which is a plea to the prime minister and the government to suspend the rollout of universal credit. It was the unanimous view of the meeting that if the rollout goes ahead as planned it will make our problem dramatically worse.”
DWP  Universal  Credit  homelessness  homeless  JSA  ESA  welfare  state 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Could a heroin vaccine cure the west’s drug epidemic? | Science | The Guardian
heroin has been described as “a warm blanket on the brain”. Within seconds of the drug entering the bloodstream, it hits receptor molecules in the brain’s neurons that induce a surge of euphoria, followed by a prolonged sense of tranquillity. Yes, it feels good – and that’s the problem. &! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/13/dont-blame-addicts-for-americas-opioid-crisis-real-culprits
war  on  drugs  USA  UK  self-medication  coping  mechanism  overdose  public  health  crisis  neoliberal  capitalism  globalisation  exploitation  competition  social  media  chronic  stress  sick  population  mental  Depression  Alcohol  Escapism  Facebook  Instagram  working  poor  Poverty  trap  addiction  opioid  NHS  Council  A&E  homelessness  homeless  care  demand  Politics  policy  Deprivation 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Lack of mental health support leaving children stuck in hospital – thinktank | Society | The Guardian
Children with serious mental health problems are becoming trapped in NHS psychiatric units, unable to leave because care is unavailable outside hospitals, a thinktank has said. [...] CAMHS units are have been affected by serious staff shortages. One in nine units is failing to provide staff-to-patient ratios regarded as the minimum acceptable, 24% are struggling to employ enough staff and 19% of the outlay on CAMHS pay goes to temporary bank and agency staff.
UK  NHS  mental  health  Austerity  Council  adult  social  care  Deprivation  rationing  homeless  homelessness  housing  crisis  CAMHS  staff  shortage  locum 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office volunteers no data on EU migrants in work | UK news | The Guardian
UK was lax on applying EU rules. James O'Brien hypothesis is, that it would cost more than it would help (under Labour). When immigration was a non-issue publicly. But Cameron and Co had no balls, made risk analysis, thought risk of Brexit is low low low, thus not bring it up in times of Austerity to spend money on enforcig those rules (eg keeping count and enforcing controls and deportation, and seeking out EU rough sleepers working black market for constucting and stuff).
Brexit  EEA  immigration  welfare  state  FoM  Freedom  of  Movement  Home  Office  DWP  HMRC  deportation  homelessness  homeless  Osteuropa 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
The left should just admit it: victims aren’t always good people | Deborah Orr | Opinion | The Guardian
[ see alain de botton analysis in one of the many videos, babies are a blank canvas, what happesn to them is a collective decision process, the environment in front of their eyes and as far back as westminster ] Human beings, despite the witless homilies of humanism, don’t all start out good and kind and perfect, only to have it driven out of them by a cruel world. Cherished children sometimes grow up to be antisocial, gazing with dead-eyed contempt at the people whose love they exploit. There can be no human utopia, because there will always be humans in it.
Utopia  sociology  Psychology  Alain  de  Botton  book  Socialism  welfare  state  Food  Bank  poverty  trap  homelessness  homeless 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Bereaved families bring case against government over prisoner suicides | Society | The Guardian
Relatives of prisoners at HMP Woodhill who have taken their own lives are to bring a legal challenge against the institution’s governor and the justice secretary for allegedly failing to introduce basic safety measures. Eighteen prisoners have killed themselves at the jail in Milton Keynes since early 2013 despite repeated recommendations and guidance from coroners’ reports and official bodies that investigate deaths in custody.
Prison  Austerity  UK  Privatisation  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  radicalisation  recidivism  rehabilitation  empathy  neoliberal  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism  homeless  homelessness  scrounger  DWP  Disabled  NHS  rationing  unemployment  unemployed  single-mum 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Passport checks for patients is an abandonment of NHS principles | Zoe Stewart | Opinion | The Guardian
Dena Bryant, a lifelong resident of Grantham, had her eligibility for care at her local hospital questioned by a nurse who justified her questioning because Bryant was “not white” and did not “look English”.

The reality is that these policies represent yet another instance of the government attempting to blame migrants for the devastating impact of their austerity agenda. [...] The relationship between the doctor or health professional and a patient relies on respect and trust. A policy that demands we verify eligibility and report ineligible patients prioritises money over care, and jeopardises the relationship between a patient and their care provider.
NHS  Tory  Austerity  Brexit  immigration  EEA  nasty  party  Conservative  education  policy  Council  STP  far-right  right-wing  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Populism  Nationalism  crony  capitalism  Theresa  May  JAM  Home  Office  homeless  homelessness  Deportation 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
This benefit cut will make youngsters homeless. It’s another Tory failure | John Healey | Opinion | The Guardian
When homeless charities are speaking out, but ministers refuse to listen, people will rightly ask – what is the government hiding? And why is a prime minister who claims she wants a “country that works for everyone” putting thousands of young people at risk?
homeless  homelessness  child  care  Tories  Austerity  Council  nasty  party  Conservative  DWP  Generationengerechtigkeit  JAM  Theresa  May  Philip  Hammond  drugs  crime  PR 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Budget 2017: £2bn for social care and tax rise for self-employed - BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39114211 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39214295 debt going down bc of state asset sales !!! lol like reverse PFI ! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39203784 Philip Hammon tip-toeing around the issue of self-employment disparieties and exploitation. Damaging welfare state. While at the same time going through w corp tax cut from Osborne, as well as inheritance tax cut, capital gains, banks, ... also tip-toing around the business rate increase w a temporary relieve to the discretion of each council (call that a admin & beaurocracy catastrophe and prone to abuse, why give relive fund money to one and not the other?) & nothing for NHS. And still going ahead with Triple Lock Pension and no housing benefit for young. And still going ahead w cut in real terms of edu budgets. And still going ahead w no parity in mental health RE DWP ESA limit not funding mental health conditions.
HMRC  Philip  Hammond  Theresa  May  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  budget  Brexit  NHS  National  Insurance  NI  adult  social  care  elderly  self-employment  tax  evasion  avoidance  Council  Austerity  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  health  demand  Generationengerechtigkeit  Triple  Lock  Pension  Trickle-down  Housing  Benefit  Crisis  education  policy  IMF  homelessness  homeless  inequality  technological  unemployment  mobility  welfare  state  child  poverty  downward  income  trap  gini  Coefficient  Disabled  JAM  DWP  JSA  ESA  working  poor  squeezed  middle  class  Precariat  zero  hour  contract  part-time  PFI 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Charities referring rough sleepers to immigration enforcement teams | Society | The Guardian
Leading homelessness charities whose remit is to protect vulnerable rough sleepers have been passing information about some of them to the Home Office, leading to their removal from the UK.

A report from Corporate Watch, The Round Up, reveals concerns about homelessness charities’ links to immigration enforcement and comes at a time of increasing disquiet about the involvement of landlords, schools and the NHS with immigration enforcement. Civil liberties campaigners have accused the government of having a toxic “border on every street” policy.
Brexit  immigration  Visa  homeless  homelessness  EEA  Home  Office  Theresa  May  NHS  School  Landlord  UK  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Tory spending pledges on police, education and childcare 'at risk' | Politics | The Guardian
[ after 7 years of austerity, no end in sight, debt keeps climbing, no to little investment, ... now you have to break promises from 2010 that there are protected budgets, ... to meet your fucking debt reduction promise ] Conservative promises to protect spending on police, sixth form education and childcare are at risk as Philip Hammond demands £3.5bn in new cuts from his cabinet colleagues, according to an analysis by the IPPR thinktank. The IPPR believes the government will not be able to hit its savings target, even allowing for proposed budget cuts, at the same time as meeting spending promises made by George Osborne when he was chancellor. [...] when the Treasury announced a new new drive for “efficiency savings” earlier this week, the only spending commitments that were reaffirmed were Conservative manifesto pledges to protect the core schools budgets and the NHS; and a subsequent promise to meet the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. [...] “the police budget could now face a further £250 to £500m in cuts that the public were not aware of”. [ LOTS OF UNINTENDED CONSQUENCES ABOUND, YOU SAVED HERE, BUT COSTS CREATED THERE, KNOCK ON EFFECTS! SHORT AND LONG-TERM! ie skills and social mobility, meaning less taxable income in the future bc stagnant wages & living standards, then you still try meet you debt reduction targets and you start cutting off fingers, hands, foot, ... ]
Brexit  Austerity  UK  George  Osborne  Philip  Hammond  David  Cameron  Theresa  May  IMF  underinvestment  Productivity  economic  history  GFC  bank  bailout  recovery  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  NHS  education  policy  NATO  Police  Council  elderly  care  adult  social  Prison  homelessness  homeless  poverty  drug  abuse  self-medication  coping  mechanism 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade - BBC News
Mental health issues had drugs as a cause in 81,904 cases.
Public health experts say falling investment in drug treatment services may explain the rise. [...] "Without adequate funding, increases in drug harm are likely to continue - and to hit the most deprived areas hardest," he said.
welfare  state  poverty  trap  mental  health  NHS  Austerity  rationing  coping  mechanism  self-medication  drug  abuse  UK  Council  homelessness  homeless  LGBT  War  on  Drugs 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Benefit claimants face poverty at hands of erratic sanctions system | Society | The Guardian
MPs call for review as PAC report finds sanctions are being unevenly applied and are forcing some people into homelessness
DWP  long-term  unemployment  structural  poverty  homeless  homelessness  food  bank  Universal  Credit 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Zwei neue Bücher über Armut - Markige Skandalisierung gegen spröde Analyse
40% der bevoelkerung von armut bedroht. hoffnuslos das kinder aus der armut raus kommen. abgeschafft, das man selber nicht mehr aus der armut heraus kommt.
book  poverty  homelessness  homeless  Germany  Precariat  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  Agenda2010  Agenda  2010  hartz-IV  UBI  Universal  Basic  Income  redistribution  gini  Coefficient  neoliberalism  Armuts  Risiko  social  mobility  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  Self-Employment  gig  economy  zero  hour  contract  Zeitarbeit  part-time  minimum  wage  worker  union  workers  trade  Leiharbeit 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Councils get £48m to expand homelessness provision | Society | The Guardian
LGA says costs associated with new legislation on issue are hard to predict and calls for review in two years’ time // if NHS can misapropriate one-off funding boost for mental health. so can Councils.
Tories  nasty  party  Austerity  Council  homelessness  homeless  Conservative 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit racism and civil war but what else does 2017 hold for politics? - YouTube
people visibly not white prone to abuse by ideological fanatic Leave Voters. [...] Door that this protest vote opened already closing. Tories and May leaving the JAM's already hanging ... ie by making British Human Rights Act to repeal EHCR a cornerstone of 2020 general election. [...] "things already slipping a bit" [...] ///&! Brexit fallout: UK is "less happy and more racist" than six months ago - https://youtu.be/Vl_KFpG0-EE --- views Gov is London Centric!
Brexit  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  2020  JAM  Austerity  inflation  working  poor  poverty  squeezed  middle  class  affordable  housing  property  bubble  wage  growth  secular  stagnation  economic  history  recovery  income  inequality  Westminster  Whitehall  gini  Coefficient  trap  homelessness  homeless  immigration  EEA  stigma  racism  Xenophobia  prejudice  bigotry  Nationalism  Precariat  social 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Musician Alasdair Codona on Holyrood hunger strike for homeless rights (From The National)
The 51-year-old is on the 23rd day of a hunger strike, and is camped outside the Scottish Parliament in protest at the way local authorities treat those without a roof over their head.

Codona wants to make the way someone applies for help when homeless much simpler. He says councils are making the process deliberately difficult, and often treating people with contempt in a bid to stop them asking for help.
homelessness  homeless  social  housing  affordable  UK 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Birmingham council chief: years of cuts could have catastrophic consequences | Society | The Guardian
Birmingham city council’s chief executive has said there could be “catastrophic consequences” for some people in the city because years of cuts have forced it to slash funding for key services for vulnerable people. [...] now only the “super-deprived” were being helped, and even these remaining services were under threat.

Mark Rogers, who runs the biggest council in England, said the effects of six years of austerity meant Birmingham’s youth service had “all but gone”, homelessness prevention services had been cut by so much that rough sleeping had quadrupled, and far fewer elderly people were eligible for care at home.
Council  social  services  poverty  UK  Austerity  Deprivation  elderly  care  adult  homelessness  homeless  housing  LGBT 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
More than 2,500 children unlawfully housed in B&Bs | Society | The Guardian
Homelessness statistics show 24% increase in households with children residing in B&Bs for longer than six weeks in England
homelessness  homeless  social  housing  affordable  working  poor  poverty  UK  Austerity 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Spikes, railings and water are weapons of ‘dehumanising’ campaign against homeless | Society | The Guardian
A campaign against homeless people is being waged in Britain’s cities, according to a new survey that claims “street cleansing” tactics are being employed by planners, businesses and security companies to stop people resting or sleeping outdoors.
UK  homelessness  homeless  Zivilgesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Sociology 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Hepatitis Country: Inside America's Opioid-Fueled Epidemic - YouTube
nobody wakes up one morning sayin I want to be addicted! there is a reason a process. hopelessness. u can live days wo food 6 wo water. only seconds without hope.
addiction  substance  abuse  food  self-medication  coping  mechanism  escapism  society  poverty  homelessness 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick
POVERTY TRAP! // we were never as miserable as a nation as ever before.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Famous, Rich and Homeless - Series 2: Episode 1
- when they make experience TV about Homelessness. it must be bad.
Homelessness  Homeless  UK  public  awareness 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Rough sleeping up by 30% in a year in England - BBC News
The number of people sleeping rough in England increased by 30% in a year, new figures show. A total of 3,569 rough sleepers were identified by counts and estimates by local authorities in Autumn 2015, up from 2,744 a year before. Labour said the figures were "the starkest possible reminder" of Conservative housing policy failure. Ministers said government funding for homelessless over the next four years had been increased to £139m. The latest figures have been released by the Department for Communities and Local Government, which described them as "single night snapshots".
UK  homeless  homelessness  social  housing  affordable  housing  Crisis  DWP  sanctions  vulnerable 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
From Ticker - S&P: QE is driving inequality between the generations
Quantitative easing (QE) stabilized the economy but also exacerbated wealth disparity between rich and poor, mainly by boosting financial asset prices and house prices. //&! [ LOW PAY MINIMUM WAGE JOB CREATION ] During the U.K.’s recent “jobs-rich, pay-poor” economic recovery, strong employment gains were accompanied by a further rise of already high wage dispersion and an ever-growing share of part-time employment in lower income groups. //&! In the context of the tight housing market, low interest rates and QE are among the drivers behind the widening wealth and income gap between younger and older generations and between those on the housing ladder and those not on it. //&! Inequality is damaging! // bit.ly/1QtauyZ - Bank of England's recovery policies have increased inequality, finds S&P [...] spending too much on rent, not able to save for deposit! //&! bit.ly/1PPyEYl &! ti.me/1sbBtrz
QE  inequality  reflate  reflation  distortion  recovery  job  creation  Service  Sector  Jobs  UK  USA  fiscal  policy  monetary  policy  monetary  stimulus  unconventional  monetary  policy  Fed  BOE  bank  bailout  zombie  banks  zombie  consumer  zombie  corporations  ZIRP  NIRP  TARP  TLTRO  LTRO  ECB  equity  bubble  asset  bubble  property  bubble  Housing  Crisis  Help  to  Buy  Scheme  Help  to  Save  Right  to  Buy  income  inequality  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  income  mobility  budget  deficit  austerity  George  Osborne  income  distribution  poverty  trap  tax  credit  low  pay  low  income  squeezed  middle  class  Precariat  Zero  Hour  Contract  Contractor  part-time  Tories  nasty  party  homeless  homelessness  social  affordable  Conservative  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  Funding  discretionary  spending  disposable  income  household  debt  consumer  debt  credit  card  debt  student  loan  debt  student  loan  student  debt  debt  servitude  economic  history 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Oliver Stone - The Untold History of The US - Bush & Obama Age of Terror [Top Documentary Films] - YouTube
10:50 - double speak - "first they steal the words, then they steal the meaning." - Orwell // "living wage" ... child poverty ... Saturday not a weekend day. ... Google Tax deal; VIP ... double standard, one law for those who are not funding the party and one law for those who fund the party. ... and the starter home; a home which is unaffordable for over 70% of households! .... and Brexit; defining a migrant family as a family with one british passport holder and one non-britain ... // oh and over 250m for fossil fuel and cutting 65% of feed in tariff for solar! ... no double standard. oh and the strike price for hinkley! solar is not unaffordable. fossil fuel is. // oh and the Flood Re gov sponsored (20bn?) insurance scheme for properties in flood regions. Insured by the gov.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Prisons overhaul to be announced by David Cameron - BBC News
He will say the "failure" of the current system, with its high reoffending rates and levels of violence, is "scandalous". He is expected to announce prison governors will be given more say over how jails spend their money. [ BUT NOT MORE MONEY AS A WHOLE TO PREVENT, INTERVENE, REINTEGRATE and this was not in the Manifesto ] [...] "Not everyone shows remorse and not everyone seeks redemption. "But I also strongly believe that we must offer chances to change; that for those trying hard to turn themselves around, we should offer hope; that in a compassionate country, we should help those who've made mistakes to find their way back onto the right path." [...] "Prisons are currently violent and overcrowded. As such, they fail everyone: victims, the public, staff and prisoners themselves. [...] outgoing chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales said prisons were "as bad as you could possibly imagine". [...] conditions in adult prisons had deteriorated over the past five years.
austerity  Police  Public  Services  Social  Services  Integrationspolitik  deprivation  Precariat  Sozialpolitik  Beschaffungskriminalität  poverty  trap  Tories  PR  Positioning  spin  doctor  budget2015  nasty  party  Conservative  drug  abuse  alcohol  abuse  physical  abuse  substance  abuse  Gini  coefficient  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  society  psychology  sociology  David  Cameron  Career  Politicians  mental  health  childhood  development  parenthood  parenting  short-termism  childhood  child  poverty  child  abuse  Privatisation  Justice  System  economic  mobility  income  mobility  inequality  welfare  state  safety  net  homeless  homelessness  addiction  War  on  Drugs  Westminster  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  No  Representation  budget  deficit  Big  Manifesto  election  campaign  promises  general  election  2015 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
The upsetting reality of modern day poverty
My food budget? About £45 a week. [...] You see, to Jamie Oliver, a £20 shoulder of lamb is "cheap", because it can do two meals and it’s not the leg, so costs less per kilo. Two meals, Jamie? For 20 bloody quid, I want at least four meals. It’s a sad day when I get angry at Jamie Oliver for being a pretentious, arrogant prick. [...] I can’t afford to smoke. I don’t know many people who can. I have bars of soap next to my sinks and I am able to use them to good effect. I am not dirty. I am relatively poor. There is a difference. [...] The reality is eating plain boiled rice and pretending to like it, so the kids don’t know there’s no other food except for what is on their plates. [...] The reality of poverty is the shame of always having to say, “Sorry, I can’t afford it.” [...] I’ll make you a coffee, but only if you don’t have sugar – that’s a luxury we only buy in if we’re going to make a cake.
poverty  food  poverty  DWP  sanctions  Bank  Iain  Duncan  Smith  low  pay  low  income  minimum  wage  precarious  work  Precariat  Zero  Hour  Contract  part-time  child  poverty  child  tax  credit  tax  credit  working  tax  credit  austerity  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  social  democracy  democracy  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  bailout  corporate  welfare  welfare  state  social  safety  net  disability  Disabled  vulnerable  mental  health  homelessness  social  housing  affordable  housing  Crisis  Tories  nasty  party  Positioning  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  perception  public  image  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
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