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Discussion on move-ons

 
May 25th 2009
 
Housing Justice launch ed its report 'Rough Sleeping: Compassion vs Coercion' with a discussion at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, on 26th March. Michelle Binfield, the Department of Communities and Local Government's homeless specialist, and Jeremy Swain, CEO of Thames Reach, framed the debate in terms of faith-based amateurs, who object to Operation Poncho - the controversial actions for moving on rough sleepers in the City - versus professionals, who see a use for it. However, Alan Murdie, of legal charity Zacchaeus 2000, was clear: waking people without a compelling reason was illegal under common law, and Poncho had been introduced with no consideration of the legal ramifications and could easily lead to claims for damages.
 
 
 

April 2009

 

Contents

Why don’t they leave?

Poncho's back

Building a bicycle club

Booze to the door

Rough sleeper

HUV

Discussion on move-ons

A new Scottish alliance

Murder rumour unfounded

US white-collar homeless

A strange invitation

Your own budget

Croydon hut eviction

Riverside rent rise

Tent City to be shut down

A plea to Obama

Why referrals stopped

Shelter from the Storm

Street Shield 4: The Villains!

Glasgow residents complain

Edinburgh charities compete for funds

Kids out

Section 11

One Life, coming soon to cinemas

30,000 Scots now homeless

 

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