Month: February 2015

Educating Fodder

Henry Tam, 2015 Jan 24 For those fearing feral youth behaviour (according to the November 2011 ICM poll conducted for Barnados, 44% of the UK population believe young people are “becoming feral”), fodder education can seem an attractive antidote. Fodder education aims to secure a steady supply of thoroughly ‘domesticated’ workers who will do what …

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Building more council housing

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 06 A government commissioned report by Natalie Elphicke and Keith House offers recommendations for improving councils’ performance in house-building. The authors believe that “councils should be responsible for assessing and then meeting their local housing need, that they should invest more of their pension funds into local housing projects and that …

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An unaffordable city?

Deborah Padfield, 2015 Feb 07 Winter’s a bad time to be street homeless. It’s much less common in Saffron Walden where I work than in Cambridge, but even we had three street homeless clients around Christmas. We rang the homeless shelters in Cambridge, Braintree, Bishops Stortford, Chelmsford and Haverhill. All were full. We found temporary …

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