UK Homeless

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.

More Brits Are 'On The Edge Of Losing Their Home'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

Citizens Advice is seeing increasing cries for help from people who are on the edge of losing their home, despite the improving economy. During 201...

Why Can't the Crown Estate Be a Social Landlord?

Nick Mathiason | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Mathiason

The Bureau's trawl of local authority planning documents has established that 24 the 54 developments by the Crown Estate, the Duchies, the Church and Grosvenor fail to meet local affordable housing targets. In other words, Britain's five historic landowners are building in places where there is a recognised need for affordable homes, a requirement for them to meet that need but they often fail to do so.

Why I'm Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

James Davenport | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Davenport

We create art with a variety of participants such as homeless or vulnerably housed people, to disabled people. Through workshops, events and performances we provide a platform which offers a voice for the voiceless.

A Fair Deal for the Young and Homeless

Rick Henderson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

If we want young people to overcome homelessness, society also needs to provide support. In many cases this doesn't just mean having a roof over your head, it also means providing the help someone needs to move into adulthood. Whether this is help to get into education, training or employment, or to overcome other issues such as substance misuse.

Polar Vortex Forces America's Homeless Population To Find Warmth Against Steam Grates

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

As the US shivers through the polar vortex, a blast of frigid air that has toppled decades-old temperature records, those living on the streets face a...

Homeless Man Reunited With Family After Being Spotted In Newspaper Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A homeless man has been reunited with his family after being spotted in a cold weather picture captured by an Associated Press photographer. Nicholas ...

The IRA, Radiation, Nigel Farage - And the Global Homeless

Alastair Sloan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Globally, there are 100 million homeless. Last week saw some bizarre and disgusting news reported about their fate, which made me think about the wide range of reasons people become homeless, the various fates that await them - and the urgency with which we must safely and affordably house our populations.

Righteous Revolutions: Why You Should Buy the Big Issue NOW

Paul McNamee | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Paul McNamee

The Big Issue is still revolutionary. That is quite something for a magazine launched 22 years ago. In 1991 John Bird and the Body Shop's Gordon Roddick set about providing the homeless, those at risk of losing their home and those at the very margins of society with a legitimate means of making a living. This has remained the constant ever since.

Help Leave Nobody Out in the Cold This Winter

Rick Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Imagine that tonight you didn't have a home to go to and were forced to sleep rough. It's a pretty terrible proposition. But imagine having to battle the cold winter weather at the same time. Sadly, this is the reality for all too many people in this country.

Why This Christmas Will Be the Busiest Yet for Shelter's Helpline

Liz Clare | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Liz Clare

Despite nearly a decade at the other end of the phone, I have never seen the helpline as busy as it is now, and it's picking up every day. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and from morning until night, the phones ring constantly - without fail.

Art Therapy for the Homeless

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
Katharine Tengtio

Today on World Homelessness Day many different organisations and advocates will call upon the public to recognise and respond to the condemning statistics of homelessness in London and elsewhere around the world...

Homeless to Face Fines, Imprisonment in Hungary

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kristina Jovanovski

The law, passed late Monday, bans living on the streets in the capital's world heritage sites, which are popular with tourists, and allows local governments to impose their own bans in designated areas.

City Makes Homelessness A Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK

A US city has approved a plan to evict more than 1,500 homeless people as they are having an adverse effect on local businesses. The vagrants collect...

Number Of Homeless In London Doubles Under Boris

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Politics

The number of homeless people sleeping rough on London's streets has almost doubled since Boris Johnson became mayor, new figures show. Rough sleep...

Homeless Woman Offered Vouchers For Tent After Applying For Emergency Housing

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

A homeless woman who was refused emergency housing by the Isle of Wight council was instead offered vouchers to buy a tent and food. Dawn Martin, 6...

Bring It Home

Caroline Hardie | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Caroline Hardie

Where to start. Why am I writing this? Good question. Is it because I am in the midst of organising a comedy night on the 18th May at the Union Chapel called Bring it Home, with some of the best talent on the circuit today and this is a cynical attempt at PR? Lord no!

Millions Of Britons At Risk Of Losing Their Home

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Eight million people are estimated to be just one month's salary away from struggling to pay for their home, a charity has warned. Some 35% of work...

Young Journalist Dies 'From Hypothermia' After Sleeping Rough For Channel 4 Job Application

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Two men aged 26 and 30 have been arrested in connection with the death of Mr Halpin. Northumbria Police said the men were arrested on suspicio...