Jess McCabe

I am a journalist and these are some of the stories I've been working on lately

The story of the house built in a day (Inside Housing latest)

Meet the landlord building houses in its own factory. Jess McCabe finds out that homes can be built in a day Social landlords let homes. They also repair, finance and ‘develop’ homes. What they don’t do, by and large, is physically build housing. Other things they don’t often do: run factories. But if you visit Walsall, you may as well…

U.K. Cutbacks Shrink Routes for Escaping Violence

This is a primer for American news wire Women’s eNews on how UK austerity measures are making it more difficult for domestic violence victims to leave an abusive situation. Another instalment in my crowd-funded project. By Jess McCabe WeNews correspondent Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Providers of domestic-safety services are falling short of funding and a reform to the benefits system may…

Women’s eNews story: “Why Didn’t She Just Leave?” Part 2

Abuse Started at 14; He Was 34 and All She Knew By Jess McCabe WeNews correspondent Thursday, February 5, 2015 Fifteen years and three children later, Sarah asked for a separation from her abusive husband. The second of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn’t leave right away, at the first incident of abuse. Credit: European Parliament on…

Latest for Inside Housing: A fair enough deal?

Posted by: Jess McCabe 03/02/2015 So Labour’s ‘fairer deal’ for private rents has been unveiled today. The proposals, such a ban on ‘rip off’ letting agent fees, and a national register of landlords, are aimed squared at the 9m people renting in the UK, many of them unhappily. Labour would make a three-year tenancy agreement the ‘norm’, and put a…

Women’s eNews story: Why Doesn’t She Leave? Here’s What They Say

By Jess McCabe WeNews correspondent Tuesday, February 3, 2015 It took her nine years to finally leave. Confusion was a big part of the delay since this, after all, wasn’t an obviously aggressive bully. This was a man who seemed at first to worship her. The first of three brief interviews with survivors. A woman holds a white ribbon as…

Latest Inside Housing feature: The quiet revolution

Helena Partnerships will soon join forces with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust, to form a new group structure called Torus with the aim of building more homes and creating jobs. Rob Young, its chief executive elect, talks to Jess McCabe about why the deal makes sense Rob Young is not one for self-promotion. As chief executive of Helena Partnerships since…