October 2015 - Page 2 of 3 - NewStart


Back to the future?

Now that the state has decided not to provide homes at subsidised rent and to encourage the remaining low cost rent homes to be sold, what are the options for people on low incomes? Who is left to see that there are gaps – gaping holes being made ever wider – in social provision, but then crucially have the means to do something about it?

Amy-Grace Whillans-Welldrake

Four ways to tackle poverty in an era of austerity

Despite the significant challenges facing councils, there are still a number of ways which local authorities can tackle poverty at the local level. As the austerity driven policy context means that poverty can no longer be addressed through special initiatives, places need to use their existing powers and relationships to collaborate and address the issue in a coordinated manner.

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