UK Homeless

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...

Homeless People Share One Thing In Their Past That Challenges Our Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While there have been plenty of stories in the last year to challenge stereotypes about homelessness, the installation of anti-homelessness spike by S...

UCL Students To Open Free Pop Up Store For Homeless

Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A team of more than 50 student volunteers are launching a pop up street store to provide free clothes to the homeless, which will be a first for the c...

Free Public Fridge Is A Fantastic Idea For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK/ZoomIn | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Belgian charity organisation has come up with a brilliant idea to help those without a home in the harsh winter: a public fridge where locals can po...

Wilkinson Shop Worker 'Hosed Homeless People With Freezing Water'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

An employee at a Canterbury branch of Wilkinson sprayed freezing water on homeless people who were seeking shelter, according to an eyewitness. Loc...

Lucy Sherriff

Why Will So Many LGBT Youths Be Sleeping Rough This Christmas?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We live in a country where same sex couples can legally marry and gay pride festivals wind through streets, so why are there so many youths sleeping r...

Man Gives A Homeless Guy $100 Then Follows Him To See How He Spends It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

YouTuber Josh Paler Lin is normally a prankster, but recently he decided to try a social experiment. He gave a homeless man $100 and followed him t...

Hope for Christmas - And the Years Ahead

Howard Sinclair | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Howard Sinclair

Every year we say Christmas is a time for hope. And every Christmas I find myself asking people to think of homeless people all year round, not just at Christmas. My hope is that we all remember homeless charities like ours are supporting people all year round. Not just at Christmas.

Student Raises Thousands For Homeless Man Who Offered His Last £3 So She Could Get Home Safe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Update: Dominique has since raised more than £30,000 for Robbie A student is living on the streets for 24 hours in order to raise money for a ho...

That Time a Homeless Guy's Death Was Noticed By An Entire Nation

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Jonathan Currie died on the streets, less than fifty feet away from Leinster House, the seat of Irish government. Whether or not he has become the catalyst so desperately needed in Ireland to tackle the taboo-like topic of homelessness in Ireland remains to be seen.

Sandy Has A Degree In Computer Science. He's Also Homeless. This Is His Story...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Sandy. He's from Austin, Texas, he's homeless and he's about to show you exactly what it's like to live on the streets. Despite appearances, S...

A Matter of Principle

Stephen Fear | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

Remember the next time you walk past a person sitting in a shop doorway that he or she isn't sitting there in the wind and rain as a lifestyle choice. They are there because something went wrong in their life and they are struggling to deal with it. They are someone's son, daughter, mother, brother or father. They could be yours!

This Video Will Change The Way You Think About Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you pass a homeless person on the street, take a moment to think about where they might have come from. Because once upon a time the pers...

Anti-Homeless Spikes, The New Weapon Against Rough Sleepers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

Metal spikes to prevent rough sleepers placed outside a London housing complex have caused a storm online with some comparing them to pigeon deterrent...

Why Has IDS Declared War On The Big Issue?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has lashed out at the Big Issue magazine, claiming that "more and more" migrants were using the magazine as a way to claim benefits....

Bruce Lee and the Sewer Gang of Bucharest

Jim Wickens | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

It seems like yesterday that the world woke to the shocking scenes of neglect and cruelty inside Romania's orphanages and care homes. Grainy Images of feces-stained wards, and babies chained to rusty cast-iron beds that seared in our minds. But 25 years on what has happened to Romania's abandoned children, and what fate awaits children from Romania's underfunded care system today?

Homelessness Can Happen to Anyone's Child

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

If you have children, you may have heard them say they were going to run away from home. Maybe it's a threat you made yourself when you were younger. What if it actually happened though? It may sound like a nightmare but for many families the threat of a child running away becomes reality.