UK Homeless

We Need a Change in the Law to Prevent Homelessness and Rough Sleeping

Beatrice Orchard | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Beatrice Orchard

When I speak to people who have been homeless about their experience of seeking help from their local council, they often describe feelings of utter frustration and despair. Too many people are not being served by the current legal framework which requires councils to offer accommodation to homeless households, but only in limited circumstances.

We Need to Talk About Empty Britain

Jess Melia | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Jess Melia

Having spent the majority of my adult life in Leeds, I've seen the city grow into an incredible place over the last eight years. I've seen Universitie...

One Third Of Homeless Young People Grow Up Without Their Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A third of homeless young people grew up without their mothers, a survey has found. Homeless charity Centrepoint have released the figures to coinc...

This Woman Learned A Brilliant Lesson About Humanity When She Got Stranded In London

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.03.2016 | UK

When a young woman found herself stranded in central London late at night, she began to panic - only to find herself being helped by the last person s...

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Andrew Lam | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Lam

Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused. She says that when she emancipated at 19, sh...

Homeless Man Reacts In The Most Heartwarming Way During Social Experiment

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

When YouTuber Johal Singh went to film his latest social experiment video, he had no idea of the inspiring reaction that he would face. The actor a...

Tampons or Food?

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

TOTM is a campaign we have set up which intends to raise donations of sanitary products, baby wipes and clean underwear for women facing homelessness in and around Manchester City Centre. Lack of access to sanitary products might only be a small part of the daily challenges that homeless women face but I don't think we can underestimate the value of allowing women to maintain their comfort and dignity.

Persuade, Bully or Cajole the Government? However They Do It, London's New Mayor Can Solve Our Youth Homelessness Crisis

Paul Noblet | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Noblet

Today the Capital's streets are in crisis - the number of under-25s sleeping rough in one of the richest cities in the world has more than doubled since the last mayoral election. Whoever succeeds Boris Johnson in May won't just have the platform to express concern and talk about change, they'll have the power, the public support, and a multi-million pound budget to work with London's boroughs to make homelessness and rough sleeping a thing of the past. But how should they do it and where should they start?

This Man's Story Will Change Your Mind About Homelessness

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A formerly homeless man has told the incredible story of his resilience after years of abuse and heartbreak, as part of a photo series on the streets ...

Video Shows Moment Kindhearted Stranger Dresses Shivering Man In His Own Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

A kindhearted stranger has been filmed giving the clothes off his back to a half-naked man shivering on the New York subway. Video footage captured...

This Tweet Nails Boris' Failed Vow To End Homelessness In London

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson has been called out on Twitter for a promise he made to end homelessness in the capital by 2012 after it was revealed th...

How Coffee Is Helping Once Homeless People Get Back On Their Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A new coffee brand, styled on the The Big Issue magazine, is set to help once homeless people get started on a new career. Change Please coffee wil...

Bagpipes Are Being Used To Drive Homeless People Away From Bournemouth

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Homeless people in Bournemouth are being driven away by the ear-piercing sound of bagpipe music. The city centre travel interchange has adopted the...

This Rough Sleeper Was Given A Makeover By His Entire Community

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

A town has given an elderly man a heartwarming makeover after his time spent on the streets led him to become covered in dirt. 83-year-old Chumán ...

Government Housing Policy: A Step in the Right Direction to Solve Housing Crisis

Simon Thomas | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

So, here we are. After months of speculation, manifesto pledges, and - finally - the general election, the new government is in place, and their house...

Jobless Teenager Donates His Talent Show Winnings To The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

After winning a talent show, Christian Hudson, 19, donated the show’s $10,000 (£6,400) prize to a homeless Drop-In and Rehab Centre in his hometown...

Increase in Young People Rough Sleeping is a Wake-up Call for Politicians

Denise Hatton | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Denise Hatton

We see evidence of this in the latest Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) report. This report, released yesterday (18 June 2015) by the Greater London Authority (GLA), records the number of verified rough sleepers in London across 2014/15.

A London Where No One's Forgotten - Working Together to End Homelessness

Ivan Massow | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

There's a lot the Mayor of London can do. I intend to double the GLA's current budget for this with money raised through the new Londoners' Fund, which is supported by such measures as the London Lottery and the Hotel Tax

Connection - It's What Life Is All About

Adrian Millar | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Adrian Millar

It's a bitterly cold morning in March and I am en route to Grafton Street, in Dublin, to meet a friend who is writing a play of my novel, The Quiet Li...

The Government and Charities Homeless Help System Is Broken

Stacey Lucas | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics
Stacey Lucas

According to Crisis, Government statistics show 2,714 people slept rough in England on any one night during 2014 - a 55 per cent rise on 2010. Local...

We Need to Challenge Perceptions of Homelessness

Abitha Pallett | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abitha Pallett

2014 brought a multitude of perspectives regarding the homeless in the UK from the spikes installed outside London shops and flats to deter rough slee...

I'll Vote For Whoever Can Get Munchy Off The Streets!

Shehroze Khan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Shehroze Khan

I walk past the cashier, feeling his malicious glance pierce the back of my neck. As I hand my friend Munchy a pack of Pot Noodles, an accusative, "ar...

Homeless People Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves" segment is always good for a laugh, but this re-think of the comedy skit turns all that...

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

Women In Business: How This Private Members' Club Is Helping The Homeless Get Back On Track

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the word go, you know Sandra Schembri means business. Behind her infectious laugh and assertive tone, there's a woman underneath who knows wha...