Crisis

Number Of Rough Sleepers Set To Explode 76% by 2027 If Changes Aren't Made

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics

Rough sleeping will rocket by 76% by 2027 if power-holders fail to take long-term action on homelessness now, a leading charity has warned. Crisis ha...

Are You At Peace Or At War With Your Self?

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Making peace with another or in the world - we all talk about it. But are you at peace or at war with yourself? Do you know and do you care? Does it matter?

Glastonbury: How To Keep Attendees Safe At Public Events

Nick Hawkins | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Hawkins

The UK is yet to adopt direct communication with the public. In the case of music festivals and other highly attended events, should a crisis occur, strategies need to be put in place for attendees and emergency services to ensure safety. With any emergency, communication is critical.

Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

In Crisis, Society Comes Together - Inside The London Bridge Attack Site

Iain Cooper | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Iain Cooper

Britain has faced one of its greatest modern day challenges with two terrorist attacks within two weeks. The things we hold dear in our country - principles of tolerance, respect and love - have all been, in the face of unthinkable destructive acts, challenged.

Critical Communications And IoT: Connecting The Dots In An Emergency

Nick Hawkins | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Hawkins

Virtually any IoT device can be integrated with a critical communication platform to improve its self-regulation and ability to communicate. Imagine a world where your appliances and business applications could self-diagnose. For example, airports can identify when a new bulb is needed on a runway.

How A Crisis Can Be An Opportunity

Miranda Adams | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Adams

When you are in the midst of a crisis it can be really difficult to see this as you are focused on resolving or dealing with whatever challenges you are facing. However when we look back over past experience we can see there is always good that comes from difficult situations.

We Need Action On Mental Health, Not More Sound Bites

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

The civil rights campaigner and poet Maya Angelou once said her mission was to thrive, not just survive. Like Angelou, we all want full and rewarding lives. Yet too many of us are struggling on a daily basis just to keep ourselves together emotionally.

Young People At Increased Risk Of Homelessness Because Of Welfare Cuts, Warns Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics

Young people are at increasing risk of being made homeless as the Government’s welfare reforms begin to bite, a report warns today. ‘The Homelessn...

Will The Budget Tackle The Care Crisis?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

On 8 March the Chancellor must show that he understands both the immediate care crisis and the need for a radical and sustainable long term solution. Older and disabled people and their families and carers have been waiting too long for the answer. Let's hope that their expectations aren't dashed yet again.

'We Are Facing A System In Denial': Hidden Homelessness In UK Is At Crisis Point

Seyi Obakin | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Seyi Obakin

Centrepoint's research shows that for each one of those young people we see on the streets, dozens more are sleeping on the sofas of extended family and friends and, in some cases, in the beds of strangers.

Will Housing White Paper Make Downsizing A Positive Choice For Older Homeowners?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. The proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp duty for older people moving to smaller properties, thereby freeing up larger homes for younger families as part of the answer to the housing crisis.

Homeless People Reveal Their One Wish For Christmas - This Is How You Can Help Them

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

This Christmas more than 250,000 people will be sleeping rough on the streets of England. “It’s not through choice I’m out here,” 40-year-old...

Christmas: A Letter To My Eating Disorder

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Mei Lan

Dear Bully Inside Me I thought I'd write to you as it's nearly Christmas, you're favourite time of year. As a child it was my favourite time of the ...

Homeless People Are Being Blasted With Loud Music To Stop Them Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

People sleeping rough are being forced to leave public spaces by “deliberate noise pollution” like loud music, a charity has said. Crisis, a homel...

Feeding 300 People Three Times A Day For 10 Days Isn't A Simple Task

Ruth Soroko | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Soroko

giving back.jpg Feeding 300 people, plus 100 volunteers, three times a day for ten days, isn't a simple task. Food donations (some of surplus food) lined up the dance studio in the college where we were based. Lead chefs, a little like in the invention test on Masterchef, would make up the menu from the produce available.

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

The Homelessness Reduction Bill Is A Step In The Right Direction

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

t is still underfunded, and hopefully the prospect additional funds will be raised during the Third Reading, but it is a step, perhaps only a small step, in the right direction. Charities have accomplished truly incredible feats with limited resources, but now the government needs to take some responsibility.

Children's Nurses Needed To Bridge Care Gap

Dame Elizabeth Fradd | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK
Dame Elizabeth Fradd

I've been a nurse for nearly 50 years, many of them on the front line in the care of sick children. It's a proud, positive and much loved profession. But as I write today, children's palliative nursing is facing a crisis: the number of children with life-limiting conditions that need care and support is increasing but the number of nursing posts to provide that support is failing to keep apace.

Basic Income and the Three-Day Work Week

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

There is a crisis in the British Labour Party and it is not just the internal struggles of the hard versus the soft left, nor is it between the few wh...

High Suicide Rate Under Crisis And Home Treatment Teams

Joy Hibbins | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Joy Hibbins

I set up our Suicide Crisis Centre precisely because the crisis team, and the alternatives within the charity sector, didn't work for me, and I felt that a new and different form of support was needed.

School's Out For Summer - Now What?

Julian Vigo | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

For those with children this week marks the end of the school year which brings much excitement to children around the country, but economic worry to ...

Please Don't Call Us 'Difficult to Engage'

Joy Hibbins | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK
Joy Hibbins

"He/she is difficult to engage." It's a term that I have often heard used by psychiatric staff when talking about patients. I was described as "difficult to engage" when I was under mental health services and now that I run a Suicide Crisis Centre, I frequently hear the same phrase used by psychiatric staff who signpost to us.

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.

For Children in Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Mike Penrose | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has brought together world leaders and the humanitarian community for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, with the aim of making bold commitments to reduce the impact of the unprecedented wars and disasters we are seeing today.