Jeane Freeman Pledges to Consider Benefits CAP Action

We are happy to reproduce this statement issued by the North Edinburgh campaign against homelessness and “We Are all Daniel Blake“: Jeane Freeman, Scottish Government minister for Social Security, has responded to campaigners’ demands by pledging to consider fully mitigating the Benefit Cap cuts to Housing Benefit. In response to the evictions caused by the…Read moreRead more


No to slum homeless hostels! Homes for all! This was the message from the dozens of demonstrators who defied the snow to demonstrate at Abbots House homeless hostel in Edinburgh on 17 January. Edinburgh Council are paying millions to private landlords like the owners of Abbots House who are housing the homeless in disgraceful conditions….Read moreRead more

Stop the Evictions, Campaigners Tell Edinburgh Council

Single mothers hit by the Benefits Cap and their supporters once more descended on Edinburgh Council on 3rd October. Demonstrators protested outside the City Chambers on the Royal Mile and then moved into the public gallery to support the deputation addressing the Council committee meeting. “Scrap the Benefits Cap” and “Stop the Evictions” demand the…Read moreRead more

Stop the Evictions! Everyone has the Right to a Home!

Families from North Edinburgh facing eviction due to the Benefits Cap are taking action to insist on their right to a home. On 18 May dozens of people took over the Edinburgh City Council Chambers building as the Council held its first post-election meeting.  People also occupied the Council North Office in Pilton on both…Read moreRead more