To this end we will campaign tirelessly to be the voice of the marginalised by supporting Shelter and other major charities campaigns to Government and by writing to the Government ministers as appropriate.
Delays to the Renters Reform Bill are harming the health of thousands of older people. Nearly three in ten private tenants over the age of 55 (which equates to 400,000 people) live in fear of being evicted by their landlord.
Meanwhile, a quarter say that worrying about eviction is negatively impacting their health. One alarming research, which has been conducted by YouGov and funded by The Co-operative Bank, shines a spotlight on the struggles older renters face in keeping a roof over their heads.
The private renters sector is making people ill
, adding further pressure to the NHS. If Rishi Sunak is serious about cutting NHS waiting times, he must also fix private renting. The more people share this news, the more pressure we can put on Rishi Sunak to make sure the Renters Reform Bill becomes law as soon as possible.
The renters sector is not fit for purpose. It won’t be unless we scrap section 21 “no fault” evictions for good. Instead of forcing renters to pay over the odds for often shoddy housing that leaves them sick with worry, the government must keep its word. Get the Renters Reform Bill over the line.
Together, let’s remind them that it’s time to get on with it. Renters are at breaking point.
This day is long overdue - six years, one month and six days since the fire at Grenfell Tower. And this day is the result of tireless campaigning from Grenfell United, Awaab Ishak’s family and the Awaab’s law campaign, housing activists and thousands of you.carry out measures like inspections of social landlords.
The Regulator of Social Housing will have legal powers to carry out measures like inspections of social landlords.
Handle complaints better
It will standardise and enforce how landlords deal with complaints from tenants. As part of this, the Regulator of Social Housing will take action against landlords who repeatedly fail to deal with complaints properly.
Make sure housing managers are up to scratch
It will introduce standards on conduct and competence, to make sure housing managers working in social housing are qualified to do so.
Give the regulator greater powers to tackle failures
The Regulator of Social Housing will have greater powers to tackle landlords who aren't meeting standards, for example higher fines.
Require landlords to investigate and rectify serious hazards
The bill introduces 'Awaab's Law' measures - requiring landlords to investigate and rectify serious hazards, such as damp, mould and fire safety, within specified timeframes.
Our vision for the future, is that all who find themselves street homeless, will have:
Personal Identification Documents.
Access to a GP, Dentist or Chiropodist, and if they have Pets; a Vet.
Access to at least one hot meal per day throughout the week.
Easy access to Mental Health Services, and Substance Misuse Services.
Somewhere safe to store their belongings.
Opportunities to improve their situations, through Education, Work Placements, Mentoring.
A safe warm space overnight during the Winter months, minimum December, January and February.
In addition, HUG will continue to work closely with Rother District Council Housing Services, to prevent people who are struggling to maintain their Tenancy, from becoming street homeless.
HUG will also continue to help and assist those who have been homeless and are taking on their new Tenancy, to maintain it.
All that find themselves street homeless, will have their basic I.D. documents...
... and at least one hot meal every day
... a provision of opportunities to improve their situation through education, work placements and mentoring
... easy access to mental health and substance misuse Services
... access to a Vet for those who have a Pet
... somewhere safe to store personal effects and belongings
HUG will continue to help those who are taking on their first Tenancy, to successfully maintain it...
HUG will continue to work closely with Rother District Council Housing Department, to prevent people who are struggling to maintain their Tenancy from becoming street homeless.
A safe and warm place to stay overnight, particularly during the Winter months of December, January and February.