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Members at Shelter ready to go out on strike

In: Cuts, Fighting Back, Housing, Pay

Breaking news....Concessions were made at ACAS talks today, and Shelter stewards have called off the impending strike (which was to start tomorrow) in order to put the concessions to the Shelter membership. This means that the planned three day strike due to start tomorrow (Tuesday 16th December) has been suspended so that members can be balloted.  Read More »

Keep the Safety Net

In: Care and Support, Cuts

In April 2013, the Government passed down to the local level responsibility for providing a safety net to support people in severe hardship – homeless families, people leaving care, disabled residents, survivors of domestic abuse and people with a long-term mental health condition. Less than nine months later, with councils and their local partners now spending this money on providing small grants so people can buy basic essentials at a time of need, the Government announced over Christmas its plans to abolish the Local Welfare Provision Fund entirely from April 2015. Nationally, this equates to a £347 million cut.  Read More »

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