We have seven funding programmes:
Good homes & neighbourhoods
Funding for advocacy work on housing issues and housing legal advice at a specialist level.
Progression routes out of low-paid work; specialist employment legal advice; advocacy on employment issues and capacity-building.
Decent living standards
Welfare reform, the cost of living, and public attitudes to poverty. Representation and strategic legal action in social welfare law.
Advocacy work on understanding and reducing income and wealth inequality in London.
Pathways to settlement
Specialist immigration legal advice and advocacy work on the immigration system and pathways to citizenship.
Funding for second-tier and specialist organisations to help other organisations develop their skills.
Small grants for small groups with an annual income under £100,000. Funding for campaigning, advice and community activities in isolated areas.
From our Twitter
There is backlash against TGI Fridays for the way that they split up tips which are paid by card. Staff at two outlets are planning a walk out. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/tgi-fridays-should-play-fair-over-tips-as-strikes-loom-a8357341.html …18 May 2018
Research from @HeriotWattUni shows that the demand for new housing is significantly higher than the Government targets would provide. #ukhousing https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/housing-homeless-crisis-homes-a8356646.html …18 May 2018
A report from the @resfoundation found that the number of low paid workers in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since the 1980s - due to increases in the minimum wage. But working poverty in London is still high, with housing costs a major factor. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/may/18/number-of-low-paid-uk-workers-falls-to-lowest-level-in-decades …18 May 2018
"The government will consult on banning the use of combustible materials and cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings." - @JBrokenshire speaking to Parliament today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-5740391/UK-ban-combustible-materials-tall-buildings-Grenfell-fire.html …17 May 2018