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52 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Ending rough sleeping ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes the Finns have done it in a very expensive way. That is not feasible in the UK.

52 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Ending rough sleeping ... · 7 replies · +1 points

Three ideas: 1. We need to medicalise the treatment of homelessness by making psychological/psychiatric care central to the help we give the homeless. 2. We should look at the Finnish model of unconditional housing - homeless people are given housing and are allowed to continue to use drugs and alcohol and keep pets. Once they have a roof over their head, medical attention, regular meals and safety we can then look to change behaviour. 3. Each homeless person could be given a very small apartment (10 metres square) comprising of a bedroom and bathroom with a door they can lock, in shared and supervised living quarters and segregated by age and sex. The key issue for homeless people is safety and having their own apartment is a way to deliver this. These should cost no more than £20,000 each if built on brownfield sites for a total of £600m.

Hopefully with the right care people would move out of homelessness and into a life of dignity and purpose.

74 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. By a wafer... · 0 replies · +1 points

Exactly.

74 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. By a wafer... · 0 replies · +1 points

Outrageous!

74 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. By a wafer... · 0 replies · +1 points

Totally agreed. The whole system is utterly corrupt- planning, police, social services, justice. A corrupt country is a country destined to decline. We have to root it out. We can’t afford to tolerate people like Jenrick who, as someone else has said, appears to be a fool or a scoundrel.

75 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. By a wafer... · 3 replies · +1 points

In life, most people tend to remember who has done them a favour. Mr Jenrick delivered something useful (£45 million pounds of useful) to a billionaire. Did he do it in the public interest or to add to his bank of favours? The public will eventually decide. We must not be insensitive to the issue of corruption (moral or financial) - it did for the Major government and many other governments in the Anglosphere.

75 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Maria Higson: The Coro... · 0 replies · +1 points

Learn from the Australian model and allow customers choice. Give every citizen an NHS card that they can use with whatever service provider (public, private or third sector) they choose. The government picks up the bill (according to a set rate per treatment) but there might be some small co-payment and in all fairness more prosperous people should pay for their own healthcare (but then National insurance would need to be reformed). The result would be a competitive and therefore creative environment where quality would go up, costs would go down and service providers would be more sensitive to the demands of customers.

75 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Paul Carter: We could ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am totally in favour of zero population growth. But many young people will happily trade off space for proximity to activity (which acts as a living and dining room), independence and the security and dignity that comes from owning equity in property. The idea is to get the price point down to £100,000 and the only way that can happen is to shrink minimum sizes and narrow streets. At current rates and assuming repayment of principal the cost of ownership is about the same as the rents many young people are paying. Let the market decide. And these are not lifelong commitments they are part of a journey.

75 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Paul Carter: We could ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Check out this 17 metre apartment. Small is regarded as exciting and hip. I employ a number of highly intelligent and highly educated young people in my cafes and they have no hope of owning property. They work in the gig economy, they have student debt and live in a very uncertain world. We need to give them dignity and hope. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3DnZUW290gg

75 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Paul Carter: We could ... · 0 replies · +1 points

20 metres per person with good design works for young people as an entry to the housing market. We need to dramatically reduce the cost of housing so that more people can own property, be independent and save capital. With low interest rates now is the time to do it. Most planning regulations were set decades ago when England’s population was 10 to 15 million lower.