Homelessness

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

The Tory MP defended describing a homelessness charity as a "magnet for undesirables", claiming he was quoting his constituents.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘Homeless Hero’ walks over 100 miles for mental health campaign

‘Homeless Hero’ walks over 100 miles for mental health campaign

‘Homeless Hero’ walks over 100 miles for mental health campaign

‘Homeless Hero’ Tony Long walked from London to Bristol to raise awareness about the impact mental health has on those who are homeless.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Squatters resist eviction from famous Bristol landmark

Squatters resist eviction from Bristol roundabout

Squatters resist eviction from Bristol roundabout

Squatters who are living on a famous Bristol landmark are resisting attempts to evict them.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support ‘Homeless Heroes’ campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan spent the night sleeping on the streets of Windsor as part of the “Homeless Heroes” campaign.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Windsor homeless vagrancy

Use of vagrancy laws bringing councils into 'disrepute'

Use of vagrancy laws bringing councils into 'disrepute'

A former political adviser to Windsor council has defended the controversial proposal to invoke archaic vagrancy laws after an opposition candidate said it brought the borough into “disrepute”.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Big Issue Pay It Forward resellable magazine

Big Issue launches 'resellable magazine'

Big Issue launches 'resellable magazine'

Big Issue has launched a resellable magazine in a bid to overcome the problems faced by an increasingly cashless society.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

The leader of the opposition at Manchester City Council has criticised plans to fine rough sleepers for 'antisocial behaviour'

It is 'appalling' prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

It is 'appalling' former prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

Crisis CEO: It is 'appalling' ex-prisoners are reoffending to avoid the streets

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, has said that it is “an appalling state of affairs” when someone has to choose between sleeping on the streets or prison, after a report said prisoners are reoffending to get a roof over their heads.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rough sleeping in England rises 165% since 2010

Rough sleeping in England has risen 165% since 2010

Rough sleeping in England has risen 165% since 2010

The numbers of rough sleepers on the streets of England has almost doubled since 2010

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to divorce wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to divorce wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to divorce wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his wife MacKenzie are to divorce after 25 years of marriage.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Building House

Three million new homes needed to 'solve housing crisis', say Shelter

Three million new homes needed to 'solve housing crisis'

The housing and homelessness charity is urging the government to spend billions on a 20-year housebuilding programme.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods employees are facing jail after attacking a homeless man who asked them for a cigarette

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Homeless man found outside Houses of Parliament dies

Homeless man found outside Houses of Parliament dies

Homeless man found outside Houses of Parliament dies

A homeless man was found dying outside the entrance to the Houses of Parliament.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Homeless man and dog

Dogs make the homeless 'feel human when society dehumanises them', says director

Dogs make the homeless 'feel human when society dehumanises them'

The director of a series of films about the relationship between homeless people and their dogs has said it is a "massive misconception" that the animals are kept to help with begging.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Homeless man left with burn injuries after tent set on fire

Homeless man left with burn injuries after tent set on fire

A homeless man has been left injured after his tent was set on fire in a busy shopping district in Cardiff.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Homeless

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils will be urged to publish detailed homelessness strategies by next winter under government plans to end rough sleeping by 2027.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity to demand affordable housing

Over 50 Croydon residents congregated outside their council building to perform a nativity as a call for affordable housing in the borough.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says Shelter

More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords are boycotting B&Q and M&S over their support for homeless charity Shelter, which they say is taking part in a “campaign of negativity”.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

'The root is a lack of social housing', says Shelter chief exec on rising homelessness

'Lack of social housing' to blame for rising homelessness, says Shelter chief

Polly Neate of Shelter told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the 4% rise in homelessness in the UK was down to several factors, but a decrease in social housing was the 'root'

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

A £20 million scheme to help rough sleepers off the streets and into secure homes has been announced by the Government ahead of World Homeless Day.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Charity founder: Falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Solomon Smith, founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen, alleges that Vertigo Child Solutions offered to fundraise for his charity, but that he never received the funds. Police are investigating allegations of fraud

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Government announces £100m plan to tackle homelessness

Government announces £100m plan to tackle homelessness

Housing secretary James Brokenshire will officially launch a new strategy to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in the UK today

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest after bus is impounded

The Ark Project, a homeless shelter that operates from a bus in Windsor and the surrounding area, has had its bus impounded in the run up to the royal wedding

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

'Get your head out the sand' - Theresa May criticised over response to homelessness at PMQs

'Get your head out the sand' - Theresa May criticised over response to homelessness at PMQs

'Shameful' - Theresa May criticised over response to homelessness at PMQs

Theresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over homelessness

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

'I don't want people from other countries coming to beg on London streets', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'I don't want people from other countries coming to beg on London streets', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'I don't want foreigners begging on London streets', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer says people shouldn't be begging as it's a criminal offence and they should have access to benefits

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Three EU nationals challenged the Government's policy

Government can't deport homeless EU migrants, High Court rules

Government can't deport homeless EU migrants, High Court rules

Campaigners hail victory over 'toxic' policy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Full Fact offers its analysis of the homelessness situation

Is Jeremy Corbyn's homelessness attack on Theresa May really justified?

Is Jeremy Corbyn's homelessness attack on Theresa May really justified?

Full Fact crunches the numbers and investigates the truth behind the claims