Housing crisis hits 1960s levels as tenants battle to cope, says Shelter

By Jamie Doward published by The Observer:

Five decades after Cathy Come Home, charity says that 53% of private tenants are struggling to pay rent.

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Soaring energy and housing costs force poorest homes to turn to food banks

By Daniel Boffey published in The Observer:

All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour’s Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks.

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Glasgow’s homeless hostel scandal trumps the Scottish independence debate

By Kevin McKenna published in The Observer:

The appalling conditions in the Bellgrove hotel are a horrifying reminder of how we treat our poorest and most defeated citizens

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Record number of homeless people turned to Crisis at Christmas

By Nadia Khomani:

Record number of homeless people turned to Crisis at Christmas Charity helped more than 4,500, the most in its 40-year history

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/crisis-christmas-homeless-record-number

Britain is scared to face the real issue – it’s all about inequality

By Will Hutton in The Observer:

The growing gap between rich and poor precipitated the last crash. Ominously, the same forces are abroad again

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/19/inequality-threat-recovery-poverty-pay