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ACE is a self-managed social resource centre. We're open for groups or individuals to use who are trying to make a better society and improve their lives.

If you have a project you want to get off the ground but are struggling for lack of resources ACE is the place for you. There's also different projects already happening at ACE who'd all love for new folk to get involved.

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Latest COSLA briefing on the Bedroom Tax

EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 HOURS ON MONDAY 8 JULY, 2013

Briefing – Housing impacts of welfare reform – Survey of councils

Austerity Uncovered

Go to the link for information on the STUC tour bus collecting evidence of the effects of austerity! http://austerityuncovered.org/Continue reading

Latest on The Bedroom Tax Edinburgh

yes v interesting article, was also in Independent

Despite the huge rise in applications for DHP City of Edin council have
voted against topping up their Discretionary Housing Fund. All councils
have the power to significantly increase their fund (by up to 250% i
think)

Lets get Organised Share the Load!

A LOCAL campaign group set up to provide support and information to people affected by the Bedroom Tax in Renfrewshire urged other communities to follow its example following the tragic death of Stephanie Bottrill.

The 53-year-old from Solihull took her own life , leaving a suicide note blaming the government.

Bedroom Tax Adding to Deprivation!

From today’s issue of ‘i‘, front page;
‘ “Bedroom tax” causes five-fold rise in hardship cases.
- 25,000 people applied for help with housing payments in April, up from 5,7

Disabled challenge ‘bedroom tax

The High Court has been asked to declare that the Government’s so-called “bedroom tax” unlawfully discriminates against disabled people in social housing.

Campaigners Heckle Iain Duncan Smith in Edinburgh

In a plan so cunning it could have been painted red and called a fox, 3 Edinburgh activists managed to smuggle themselves into a conference on welfare reform being held in The Kings Hall of The George Hotel in Edinburgh and disrupt the keynote speech being

THE PEOPLE v THE BANKS: Conviction beats Eviction

While appreciating that the law is a little different up here in Scotland, this video below shows a brilliant example of how by knowing your rights and taking an assertive and non aggressive stance, you can win.