AMBER RUDD TELLS HASTINGS HOMELESS WILL HAVE TO DIE ‘TILL 2027’

AMBER RUDD TELLS HASTINGS HOMELESS WILL HAVE TO DIE ‘TILL 2027’

Over Christmas three homeless people died in Home secretary Amber Rudd’s parliamentary seat, Hastings corner confirmed today.

When Amber Rudd was asked by local paper The Hastings observer to comment on the deaths on the streets of her constituency. The government minister replied:”It is a tragedy when someone dies on the streets and this Government is taking action to make life on the streets a thing of the past.

For the UK as a whole, the Government is committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027.

So the growing homeless population of Hastings and Rye must wait another nine years before they can be sure of a roof over their heads.

How the government hope to even achieve this goal is beyond me.

130,000 children woke up homeless this Christmas as child homelessness reaches 10-year high.

The number of rough sleepers is up by 134% since the Tories came to power.

The number of homeless in the UK is only set to dramatically increase.

Analysis by Heriot-Watt University for Crisis has found that the number of homeless people in Britain will reach 575,000 in 2041, up from 236,000 in 2016. The number of people sleeping rough will more than quadruple from 9,100 in 2016 to 40,100 over the same period, the research found.

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https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/politics/amber-rudd-homeless-deaths-a-tragedy-1-8316731

ONE OF THE UK’s MOST DISABLED-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, DUE TO BE SHUT!

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ONE OF THE UK’s MOST DISABLED-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, DUE TO BE SHUT!

10/05/16 Hastings.

On Tuesday 8th March 2016 it was announced that the University of Brighton would be shutting down it’s three sites in Hastings within the next two years.

The decision made by the Board of Governors, was made after a presentation was given to them by a ‘independent’ company, who the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor Debra Humphris had commissioned to do a report. A report Unions have applied a FOI to see, which was turned down and is currently been appealed.

The decision came as a complete shock to the students, staff and local residents.

It will effect over 600 students, hundreds of staff and have a massive impact on the local economy.

£12m of public money was spent on the three sites, in one of the most deprived areas in England.

The sites were designed to be one of the most accessible Campuses for disabled people in the Country.

This decision has been made without any consultation with staff, students or unions.

There have been no impact assessments, especially for disabled Students.

Mark SU Harvey, Officer for Disabilities at the University of Brighton said:

‘ Having worked for several different Universities giving advice on disabled access and having visited many, it is notable the lack of  disabled access in these places.

‘ However, Hastings is a unique place with full disabled access to all buildings; it is small and situated in an understanding town with lots of support for students from caring staff. This should be both preserved and encouraged, as other universities have to create policies to make this happen.

‘ After attending the recent NUS Disabled delegation in Manchester, I realized how envious others are of what we have in Hastings. I cannot see how management could justify removing this, when other campuses fall far short of the mark.’

#HandsOffHastings

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A huge demo is taking place on Saturday 14th May in Hastings.
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Brighton protest about Hastings campus

OSBORNE’S SIDEKICK SPILLS THE BEANS ON WELFARE CUTS

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After months and months in the run up and during the election campaign, The Conservatives refused to reveal where the knife would cut in the Welfare budget, if they won and formed the next government.

George Osborne’s Lib Dem sidekick in The Treasury, for the last 5 years of the Coalition, Danny Alexander has told The Mirror newspaper where he thinks the Chancellor plans to cut £12bn in the Welfare budget.

Mr Alexander said: “If the Tories get in on their own, my message to working people is be afraid – very afraid.

” Working families, poverty-stricken kids and the disabled will be hammered by the Chancellor’s £12billion welfare axe.”

Mr Alexander handed the Mirror a mocked-up “Welfare Reduction Act 2016” 

WHERE WOULD THE WELFARE CUTS FALL?

❌OSBORNE would cut the work allowance part of Universal Credit by £3.3billion.More than two million families lose almost £1,500-a-year.

❌ Cut child tax credits, to save £5.1billion.

Some 3.7million families would be hit for nearly £1,400-a-year and 300,000 kids cast into poverty.

❌ Tax attendance allowance, disability living allowance and personal independence payments, saving more than £1billion.

❌ Axe carers’ allowance saving £1billion.

Now Mr Alexander reveals to the Guardian that in June 2012, members of the Quad – the inner group of the four most senior cabinet members – were sent a paper by the work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith entitled “Welfare Reform Quad Summer Reading Pack” setting out plans for £8bn of welfare reforms.

The proposed cuts included: 

❌ Limiting support to 2 children in child benefit and child tax credit, so cutting up to £3,500 from a family with three children.

 ❌Removing the higher rate child benefit from the first child, an average cut of over £360 for every family with children. 

❌Means testing child benefit – cutting £1,750 for a two child middle income family Removing child benefit from 16 to 19 year olds – a cut of over £1,000 for parents of a single child.

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It is great that Danny Alexander has told the public where he thinks The Conservatives might cut.

But the only reason.he knows this information is because he has just spent five years in the Coalition.

Which has brought in savage cuts in Welfare, such as the Bedroom Tax, forced 1000’s of people into Workfare or sanctioned them, made many sick and disabled people go to Atos, leading to many being forced off benefits and taking their own lives, plus been part of a government that has seen millions so poor, they had to go to food banks!

Could the reason Mr Alexander is telling us this and the change in tone from The Lib Dems is because they have learnt that The Conservatives have no plans to form a Coalition with them, after the election and if Labour form the next government, they would also refuse to let the Lib Dems into a Coalition!

So thanks for the info Mr Alexander.But come election day, We want fall for The Lib Dem lies & cons!

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