Tag Archive | Housing

Dialect – BBC West victimise, bully & sack disabled presenter

BBC West's Bristol headquarters

plus Council Disabled Respite Care Cuts

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Annie Walker joins us to discuss proposed closure of beds at Bristol City Council’s Bush Respite Care Centre in Hengrove. She explains how crucial respite care is and how to help by signing the petition on the council’s website.

Petition: The Mayor not to reduce the number of beds at The Bush Residential Centre for disabled children

We the undersigned appeal to The Mayor not to reduce the number of beds available for overnight respite at The Bush Residential Centre for disabled children.

These beds are currently used by some of the most vulnerable disabled children and pressured families in our city.

Background information: These beds are currently used by some of the most vulnerable children in Bristol, families who are under great pressure and regard the current service as a lifeline. Ref. Short Breaks and other services for disabled children Consultation Draft v.25.4.14.

The consultation finishes on June 30 for more information visit: www.citizenspace.com/bristol/cyps/short-breaks/consult_view

Read more at http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bush-residential-centre-provides-taste-normal/story-21071781-detail/story.html

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Dialect – Rise and Fall of Public Housing with Barrie Dale

plus Was Tony Blair a Rosicrucian & what is the organisation?

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Barrie Dale lives in the West country and his family have always been involved in providing public housing. We ask whatever happened to the idea after world war one and two that public housing was a top priority for government? Barrie gives us his thoughts on how public policy on housing should change to make the sector work for everyone in the UK again.
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Interview – UK 2000 person autonomous ecovillage design

plus Ecoville 2000 – a brilliant ecovillage design squased by the UK & French governments

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Ecoville 2000 was a giant ecovillage project developed at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales in the 1990s. Roger was director of CAT and one of the project leaders.

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Dialect – Andy Wightman discusses his book, ‘The Poor Had No Lawyers’

Crofting, land & wealth swallowed up by faceless corporations
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How we organise our housing is a disaster – but who benefits?

Who was responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis??

Who has made a fortune out of the impoverishment of others?

It’s related to the way we hold land and other countries like Germany do it much much better.

Scottish writer Andy Wightman helps Tony Gosling and Martin Summers to get to grips with the effect of land tenure on the modern world

AUDIO: Andy Wightman discusses his book ‘The Poor Had No Lawyers’

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