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Af t ers hef ai l edt opayt het ax manandov erc l ai med onherex pens es ,l oc al memberofPar l i amentf or Sal f or d,Haz el Bl ear sf ac edac r unc hmeet i ngat Ci v i cCent r ei nSwi nt onear l i ert hi smont h.Fel l ow Labourpar t ymember swer emeet i ngt odec i dei f s hewoul dbeal l owedt os t andf orr eel ec t i onwhi l s t ar at herl oudpr ot es tor gani s edbyl oc al peopl ef r om al l wal k sofl i f et ookpl ac eout s i de.Bl ear smanaged t owi nherv ot eandhasv owedt of i ghtt ok eepher s eatatt henex tgener al el ec t i on.Out s i dei nt her ai n ar ound40pr ot es t or sgat her edi nc l udi ngDav i dHenr y whoi sal s oc oc hai rofSal f or dYout hCounc i l wi t ha megaphoneandar oundadoz enhomel es sy oung peopl ewhoc amet opr ot es tatt heCi t yCounc i l ’ s f ai l ur et of i ndt hem s omewher et ol i v eandHaz el Bl ear sher s el fwhor ec ent l ys t eppeddownast he c ommuni t i ess ec r et ar y-r es pons i bl ef ors t uf fl i k e s oc i al hous i ng( ort hel ac kofi t ! ) .Dav i dandot her s v owedt oper f or m a“ Ci t i z ensAr r es t ”ont het r oubl ed MP( peac ef ul l ywes houl dadd)andr eadoutas heet ofc har geswi t ht hepol i c e.Oneweekl at eri twas announc edMPswoul dnotf ac ec r i mi nal c har gesi n r el at i ont ot hei ral l egeds t eal i ngofex pens es . SHOCK AS SUPPORT PLUMMETS TO JUST 3% Ac c or di ngt oapol l onl oc al newswebs i t eSal f or dOnl i ne 97% ofpeopl es ai dt heywoul dnotvot ef orBl ear sat t henex tgener al el ec t i on.Meanwhi l et he“ Haz el Mus tGo” c ampai gnhasgai neds uppor tf r om t r adeuni onUNI SON al ongwi t hdoz ensofl oc al c ommuni t ygr oups .Theyar e c ur r ent l yc ol l ec t i ngapet i t i onc al l i ngf ort heMPt or es i gn andpl anst of i el dani ndependentc andi dat enex ty ear .

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EPIC FAILURES OF SALFORD HOUSING Get t i ngs omewher et ol i v ewheny ourhomel es si nSal f or di sar eal c hal l enge.Ther ei sappar ent l yamas s i v es hor t ageofaf f or dabl e hous i ngandt hewayi nwhi c hf l at sandhous esar eal l oc at edt o peopl ei sc ompl i c at edandt hos ewhof ac edwi t hbec omi nghomel es s hav et owai tav er y ,v er yl ongt i mej us tt ogets omewher et ol i v e. Butourc i t yi sf ul l ofempt yboar deduppr oper t i es !I tr eal l yi sames s andnot hi ngs hor tofadi s gr ac e!Sal f or d' sHous i ngs er v i c esar e muc ht obedes i r ed,ov ert hepas ty earSal f or dYout hCounc i l has beeni nv es t i gat i ngaf t eras er i esofc ompl ai nt sf r om y oungpeopl e andt hei rpar ent saboutt hepoorl ev el sofs er v i c et hec i t yc ounc i l c ur r ent l ypr ov i des .Wear ecur r ent l ypr oduci ngavi deowhi c h i nc l udesunder coverf oot ageofgoi ngsoni nCr ompt onHous et hedepr es s i ngpl ac ewi t hbul l et pr oofgl as satt hedes kwher e homel es speopl ei nSal f or dar ebei ngt ur nedawayev er yday . Sal f or dCi t yCounc i l ' smot o( whi c hy ouwon' ts eeany wher eont he Counc i l ' sl i t er at ur eunl es si t sont hec r es tandi nl at i n! )t r ans l at esas " TheWel f ar eoft hePeopl ei st heHi ghes tLaw" .I nmanyc as es ,t hi s l awi sbei ngbr ok enandi gnor ed.Thewel f ar eoft hepeopl ei si na des per at es t at e.Lookoutf orourf i l m exposi ngt heawf ult r ut h.

Thec ounc i l t el l shomel es speopl et oc ons i der r ent i ngpr i v at el y , but t hemaj or i t yof l andl or dss t i l l r ef us et oac c ept t enant sonbenef i t s . Someal s o r ef us et ohous eany oneunder25. Ev ers een t hel i ne“ NoDSS” ?-St eerc l ear !t heywi l l c har ge y out oc hec kr ef er enc esandc r edi t c hec k sand pl ent yk eepy ourmoneyi f y ouget t ur neddown. T or ent pr i v at el yy ouar egoi ngt oneedei t herahal f dec ent c r edi t r at i ngoraguar ant oraswel l asat l eas t amont hsr ent upf r ont f oradepos i t . Mos t of Homeless Services: a round-trip to despair? nSal f or d,l i k emanyar easoft hec ount r yhomesar enow t hemadv er t i s ei nt heManc hes t erEv eni ngNews . I

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I fy ouhav enot hi ngbutt hes hi r tony ourbac k andhav enowher es af et os l eept heny ouneed t ogetdownt oCr ompt onHous ei nSwi nt on wher et hec ounc i l ’ sHomel es sSer v i c esar e bas ed.Theyc ans omet i mesgety ous hor t t er m bedsatanemer genc yhos t el butbewar ned! t heyar enott heni c es tofpl ac esandy ouneedt o wat c hy ourbac kandbepr et t ydamns t r eet wi s e. Thec ounc i l hav eas pec i al hos t el des i gnedf or y oungpeopl ewhodonothav et hes k i l l st ol i v e al onebas edi nPendl et onc al l edPet r i eCour t . Asi tonl yhas16bedsy oumayhav et owai ta whi l e.I fy ouar ef l eei ngf r om domes t i cabus ebe s ur et ot el l t hehous i ngadv i s orasy ous houl d getpr i or i t y .Ther ear eal s ohos t el sf orf ami l i es andwomen.TheSal v at i onAr myal s ohav ea numberofhomel es shos t el st hatmi ghthel pt oo. Thef ear sandnegat i v eper c ept i onsas s oc i at ed wi t hhomel es shos t el si nof t enpr ev ent sy oung peopl ef r om ac c ept i ngt hes uppor tt heymay ot her wi s ebeabl et opr ov i de.Thef l i ps i det o pl ac esl i k ePet r i eCour tandc ounc i l r unhos t el s i st hef i f t y bed" Foy er "onLowerSeedl eyRoad. Foy er sex i s tal l ov ert hec ount r yandhav ea s l i ght l ybet t err eput at i onal t houghget t i ngapl ac e c anbedi f f i c ul tduet ot hel ongwai t i ngl i s t s .

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al l oc at edv i at hec ont r ov er s i al "bi ddi ngc y c l e" .Webel i ev e t hi ss y s t em i sf l awedandac t sasabar r i erf ormanyatr i s k andv ul ner abl epeopl ei ndes per at eneedofr ehous i ng. Manypeopl ewhoar ei nf ac thomel es sgos t r ai ghtt ot he bot t om oft hebi ddi ngl i s t .Youc anofc our s e" c al l i n"t ot he Sal f or dPr oper t yShop,pr obabl yt heonl y" s hop"i nSal f or d Pr ec i nc tt hathasabs ol ut el ynot hi ngt os el l !Fr om t heout s i de t hi st ens el ook i ngout pos tl ook sl i k eal et t i ngagenc y ,but t her ear enopr oper t i est or ent !Al l y ouc andoi sgetac opy oft hel at es tl i s tofpr oper t i esav ai l abl et obi df or( whi c h s omet i mesnopr oper t i esy ouwi l l qual i f yf orev eni fy ouar e homel es s ! ) .Al t houghi fy ouneedt ogety our s el font hel ong wai t i ngl i s tgoi ngi nt ot hepr oper t ys hopi sy ourbes tand f as t es twayt odoi tasev eni fy ouappl yov ert hephoneor onl i ney ous t i l l needt os endt hem y ouri dent i f i c at i ons o c al l i ngi nt ot hes hopmeansy ouc andoi tal l atonc e.I fy ou don' tt ak ei ny ourI Dt hey ' l l s us pendy ourappl i c at i onv er y s wi f t l y .Don' tf or getl ot sofy oungerpeopl ees pec i al l yt hos e f r om poor erbac k gr oundsdon' thav et her i ghti dent i f i c at i on s uc hasaPas s por torDr i v i ngl i c ens ec ompl i c at i ngt hi ngs ev enf ur t her .Soj usthowl ongdoesi tt aket ogetacounci l housei nt hegr eatc i t yofSal f or d?Ev ent hec ounc i l c an' tt el l y out hat ,Wai t i ngt i mesar eamy s t er i ousandc ont ent i ous s ubj ec t .Anyat t emptt of i ndoutr es ul t si nabl ankf ac eandt he t i r es ome" c an' tr eal l ys ayt obehones t "andas hr ugoft he s houl der sf r om f edupunder pai d,poor l yt r ai nedand demor al i s ed"adv i s or s " .Ev ent henameoft hehous i ngof f i c e " Pr oper t yShop"i smi s l eadi ng,i ti snotashop!andi thas nopr oper t i esf ors al eorl et !Any onei nneedofr ehous i ngi s adv i s edt hey ' dbe" bet t erof f "c r as hi ngonaf r i endsf l oor , l ook i ngf orapr i v at el andl or dormak i ngaf ourmi l ej our ney t ol eaf ySwi nt ont omak eanappoi nt mentatt heev enmor e f or d' s" Hous i ng poi nt l es sands oul des t r oy i nghomeofSal Adv i c eandSuppor tSer v i c esT eam"k nownasCr ompt on Hous e. . .i fi t sopen."Homel es sSer v i c es "i sbas edi nSwi nt on f ormos tpeopl ees pec i al l yt hos el i v i ngi nt hepoor es tar eas oft hec i t yt hi si squi t eat r i p.Al ongwi t ht hedi s t anc et he openi ngt i mesar equi t et i ghtandt hos ewhowor korhav e c hi l dr enf i ndi tdi f f i c ul tt ogetanappoi nt mentorat t endt he dr opi ns er v i c es .Onc ey oudomak ec ont ac tt hef i r s t appoi nt menty ouhav ei sanex er c i s eatget t i ngy oubac k outoft hedoorasqui c k l yaspos s i bl e.Counc i l s t af fmi s l ead peopl ei nt opr ov i di ngi nf or mat i ont hatmeanst heyar enot t ec hni c al l yc l as s edashomel es s( ev ent hought heyhav e nowher et ol i v e! ) . Ther ei sonl yoneper s onav ai l abl eatt he c ount erwi t hmanypeopl ewai t i ngal ongt i mej us tt ogett he s t af f ' sat t ent i onev eni fy our i ngt hebel l peopl ear eof t enl ef t wai t i ng.Appoi nt ment sar ef r equent l yc anc el edduet os t af f s i c k nes sands hor t agesandc as ess atonpeopl e' sdes k sar e al s of r equent l ydel ay edf ort hes amer eas on.I fy oudon' tgoi n andhar as st hef r ontdes kev er ydayt hens oonerorl at ert hey f or getabouty ou,al mos tasi ft heyas s umey ournol ongeri n needoft hei rs er v i c es ,wher ei st hei rdut yofc ar e?Thi si snot j us tl i mi t edt oSal f or d,butt hi ngsneedt oc hange,andFAST .

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NOUT in Salford - Issue 3  

August 2009: Salford's first and only magazine written by and for young people. In this issue: - Salford MP faces citizens arrest - Is Salf...

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