Category Archives: Housing

Housing for young people


The following article focuses on the crisis in Youth Homelessness and the need for powerful advocates, it is published this morning in The Argus newspaper: There are few people who have the privilege of living in a Palace, particularly one … Continue reading

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An argument for shared sovereignty


It is easy to feel resentful and critical when people espouse arguments which they previously denigrated and criticised as other people articulated the same points of view. However it is much more sensible to acknowledge that experience and understanding has … Continue reading

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Housing is not a short term problem


I find it slightly disturbing to remember back to the early part of this Century and Millennium when Gordon Brown as Chancellor was roundly criticised by the Conservative Opposition for claiming that the UK needed 3M new homes to be … Continue reading

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The Bridge(s) of London City


The whole concept of a Garden Bridge over the River Thames seemed a modern folly from the very start. Whilst it would have been a visually stunning monument, to those who wanted to establish it, primarily Joanna Lumley, the idea … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Brighton & Hove


The following is my blog for today and was also published this morning in the weekend Argus in the Guest slot: Our Government is currently facing challenges on so many levels that it is something of a surprise when they … Continue reading

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Christmas is [nearly] over


Depending on ones point of view and tradition, Christmas is either over, as Jane Garvey and Julia Hobsbawm (I borrowed this photo from Julia) were discussing on twitter, having already taken down their Christmas decorations, has 3 days more to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sylvie OBE


The publication late last night of the New Years Honours list contained the name of Sylvie Johnston who has been the CEO of a charity called Stonepillow for many years. I recall meeting her at a meeting about 10 years … Continue reading

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