WALK OF SHAME

There was an odd scene to behold at Council offices in Hove this Thursday, as Council officers and elected Councillors gathered for the housing committee meeting. To begin with, an orange double-decker bus was parked right in front of the building. Not just any ordinary bus, but the Community Shelter Bus, the inside of which … More WALK OF SHAME

WE WUNT BE DRUV – SUSSEX HOMELESS SUPPORT

An URGENT appeal from Sussex Homeless Support. The men and women in this group are Brighton’s front-line soldiers in the fight to contain the worst consequences of the housing crisis. It’s not just the 178 registered rough sleepers, street savvy voices say there are more than 100 unregistered rough sleepers, and thousands of people in … More WE WUNT BE DRUV – SUSSEX HOMELESS SUPPORT

HOUSING CRISIS? “IT DON’T COME RIGHT TO ME”

Solving the current housing crisis in Brighton & Hove requires thinking outside of the box. Declaring our city a Housing Crisis Zone, would be a good start, because that would circumvent a lot of dubious red tape, and open the way to compulsory purchase of empty buildings in the hands of speculators. Conducting a serious … More HOUSING CRISIS? “IT DON’T COME RIGHT TO ME”

WHAT THE SWEP ?!!

The last week of November 2017 was a wake-up call for Brighton & Hove. It was no longer a matter of “Winter is Coming”, but “Winter is Here”, as temperatures plummeted. None will have felt that arctic chill more acutely than the 145 known rough sleepers in the city. Spare a moment’s thought, if you … More WHAT THE SWEP ?!!

NEST OF VIPERS

For a short time we dared to hope. It had taken six years, thirty letters evidencing medical needs which remained mostly unread, eight safeguarding issues casually swept off the table and the preventable loss of Robert Carver’s ability to use his legs…..but at long last it seemed as if we had found a voice of … More NEST OF VIPERS