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More than 100 hostels to be built or improved
Govt targets £70m to help rough sleepers

A government scheme designed to help rough sleepers into work or training will be expanded after the Department for Communities and Local Government agreed to more funding. Housing minister Yvette Cooper announced this morning £70 million would be available to help hostels offer a more rounded service to rough sleepers. The government has already launched… Read more »

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Asylum seeker policy is 'failing'
Govt’s failed asylum policy ‘lacks human decency’

The government’s treatment of failed asylum seekers goes against “human decency” and needs to be reformed, a report published today has argued. Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Moving On: from destitution to contribution claims the government’s policy towards refused asylum seekers is “failing” and leaves people in “appalling and inhumane” conditions. The Home… Read more »