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    Homelessness in Britain.

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    Homelessness in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 06 Mar 2016, 12:18 pm

    The term homelessness gets bandied about a lot by different groups who have different needs but the actual number of homeless people or families that are out there is a difficult one to quantify.

    The numbers of homeless people in Britain is not even recorded by the government so we have to depend on the figures that are published by the charities.

    HERE is this subject as seen by the CRISIS UK site, and as in definition and numbers,there is no national figure for how many people are homeless across the UK. This is because homelessness is recorded differently in each UK state and because many homeless people do not show up in official statistics at all.

    Sleeping rough

    Is another way of looking at this and these numbers are also hard to pin down as many of the rough sleepers are transients who appear and disappear from the numbers on a regular basis.

    HERE is a site that explores this specific section of our British society.

    Statutory homelessness

    Local authorities do not have to provide housing for all homeless people. Instead, they have a duty to house 'statutory' homeless people and, every year, tens of thousands of people apply to their local authority for homelessness assistance.

    In England

    112,330 households applied to their local authority for homelessness assistance in 2014/15, a 26 per cent rise since 2009/10.
    Just over 54,000 were accepted as homeless and in 'priority need' - a 36 per cent rise since 2009/10.

    In Wales

    14,160 households applied to their local authority for homelessness assistance in 2014/15 - an eleven per cent fall on the year before.
    36 per cent were accepted as being homeless and in 'priority need'.

    In Scotland

    Just over 35,000 households applied for homelessness assistance in 2014/15 - four per cent lower than the previous year.
    29,565 were accepted as homeless.




    Of course, even if you do get onto the "priority need" numbers this does not mean that you or your family are going to get the housing that you need.

    I have always said:

    How many extra doctors and nurses could we train and homeless people and families we could house if we used the 167 billion that the government plans to spend on the renewing of Trident ?

    See these numbers explained in The Independent online HERE

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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Sun 06 Mar 2016, 4:34 pm

    Hi Paps,

    How correct you are. The armed forces in the UK are a joke anyway. God help us if we are in any major conflict the way governments have trashed them.

    Add to that saving the 55 millon per day we send to the 'EUSSR' and all the handouts given to the migrants swarming into this country and expecing to be housed.

    Bute is a prime example of an 'invasion' of a Scottoish Island in this way. Charity begins at home. We need to shut the borders now and give our 'home grown' young people a chance ( IF they can afford the stupid prices in this country )

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    Re: Homelessness in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:23 am

    I guess, Technician, that it is all about spending where it is needed and not where the politicians think it should be spent.

    You are quite right that our conventional forces have been stripped down year after year until we - as one of the greatest countries in the world - has a defence force that is smaller than many nations half our size and wealth.

    Of course our government are going to be under tremendous pressure to keep Britain as America's first line of defence even if this means that as such we are also going to be the first target of any early nuclear strike.

    Trident, which I am sure you are aware I am dead against, is because it will only be used as a weapon of revenge and never as a first strike weapon and if our naval bases are taken out as part of any first strike from our enemies there will be nowhere for these nuclear subs to come home to accept maybe any bases that have not been hit in America.

    And then there is the cost: of 167 billion in order to keep this American "first line of defence"alive and kicking.


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    Re: Homelessness in Britain.

    Post by Nuthin fancy on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 4:39 pm

    Hi all,

    Certainly agree about the criminal cost. I woiuld love to scrap the lot of them, but I am on the fence about this one!!. What will be interesting (slightly off topic, sorry ) is if the 'comb over king' ever wins the White House!!!!.

    There is gong to be some serious back tracking by this government then ( and he hates Alex Salmond ! )....So then, to get back on topic..What about the 'Bute' invasion. I am sure you would not like the rest of Scotland to go the same way ?
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    Re: Homelessness in Britain.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 12:47 pm

    The Bute "invasion" as you put it, was only ten families of refugees that were given succour on the island.

    It has been said that this should be a model that all of Scotland should follow.

    The great thing is that we do have the space up here even if we don't have the money to do all we would like to do.


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