UK Homelessness

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...

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...

Mary and Joseph Were Not Sleeping Rough But They Were Homeless

The Rt Revd Mark Bryant | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
The Rt Revd Mark Bryant

So Mary was not sleeping rough. Jesus was not born in a shop doorway. But was there a decent lock on the door of the stable? Was there decent sanitation - even for that time? Were Mary and Joseph alone or were there other people staying in the stable and if so what were they like? Were they drunk? Were they pushing drugs?

Coff Up for Crisis UK

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

When it's leading up to Christmas and excitement is in the air, anticipation is aglow, and the adverts start rolling from let's face it, mid to late October, the anxiety surrounding getting prepared and buying enough presents to sink a battleship of rhinos (though why you'd want to do this, I'll leave to you) is all anyone seems to think about.

Hope for Christmas - And the Years Ahead

Howard Sinclair | Posted 22.12.2014 | 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.

London Pub Wins Christmas By Feeding Homeless For Free

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK

A North London pub has well and truly embraced the festive spirit by providing free Christmas dinners for the homeless. The William IV pub, in Shep...

Pubs And Takeaways Offer Free Meals To The Homeless - Now That's Proper Xmas Spirit

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're stressing about overcooked turkey or whether our other half really liked that painfully expensive watch, it's easy to forget that for peopl...

How Can You Help Those Sleeping on the Streets This Christmas?

Rick Henderson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Research indicates that around half of those sleeping rough don't seek help before they end up on the streets, and many are simply unaware of the help that is available to them. This is not surprisingly really. Nobody plans to end up in that situation, and it often happens suddenly, the result of circumstances outside their control.

Prof. Kate Moss on the Impact of Welfare Cuts on Child Poverty and Homelessness

Nick Fouche | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Fouche

Not surprisingly, we are also seeing that the presence of responsible adults who are available to these young people and who represent reliable role models often give that added value upon which fresh ideas in prevention can then be built.

Homeless Man Tries To Steal A Person's Burger, How Do Customers React?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A video offering an insight into how people treat the homeless has emerged on YouTube. Conducted by Vlad Reiser and Daniel Norlin, the brains behin...

Meet The Homeless Bodybuilder Who Wants To Make His Family Proud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jacques Sayagh is homeless, but that hasn't stopped him from practicing one of his favourite hobbies. The 50-year-old Frenchman is an avid bodybuil...

Finding New Stories on the Street

Paul Young | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Young

As a filmmaker, I've always been curious to hear people's stories. Everybody has a story to tell and the first thing I often wonder when I meet someone is what theirs is. This was the case with Naomi, the young woman whose experience sleeping rough on the streets of London inspired the story for my latest film, A Horse Called Oz.

Sofa Surfing Is a Huge Problem for Our Young People - Now We Must Act

Paul Noblet | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Paul Noblet

How can you begin to tackle a problem that you know exists but about the scale of which there are no official figures? This is the problem facing charities and the government when it comes to supporting the thousands of under-25s who have sofa surfed over the past 12 months.

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

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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.

When Making It to 40 Is a Privilege

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Adebisi Alimi

We are kicking our kids out; we are turning our backs on them and rejecting the builders of the future mainly because we could not understand their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homelessness creates a state of vulnerability for these young people and makes them easy prey for malicious adults.

Stop Youth Homelessness Before It Starts

Rick Henderson | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rick Henderson

We believe that schools and other agencies working with young people could play a key part in the prevention of homelessness. Education about the realities of being homeless, as well as early identification of young people most at risk could make a significant difference.

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...

Using One Million War Dead To Hock Groceries? Merry Sainsbury's Christmas Everyone

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

The World War One Centenary is a time to reflect one of the biggest wastes of human lives in the 20th Century. Why it happened, the lives it destroyed and how future wars can be averted are important lessons for our age. The ceramic poppies at the tower of London - 888,246 of them, each representing an extinguished human life - formed the centre of many moving tributes across the country.

Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully, Teaches The World Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing to be learned from this video, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Ryan is from Edmonton, Canada. He wears tracksuits, ha...

These Students Have Designed A 'Sleepcoat' For The Homeless - Who They're Training Up As Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students have designed a sleepcoat for homeless people - and want to train up Londoners sleeping rough as entrepreneurs. Oli Slattery, p...

The Blight of Homelessness Must Be Addressed With a Dignified Approach

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Here in the UK, speaking with people who have had the unfortunate experience of being homeless has highlighted one major theme - being homeless has little to do with race, religion or education.

Sleeping Rough in the Age of Austerity

Tony Mckenna | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

While the broader policy of economic hack and slash has created the conditions for a sharp increase in the level of homelessness, stigmatization of homeless people themselves effectively helps shift the focus from the political sphere...

Terrified Woman Hides Under Roof Ledge As Intruder Pursues Her

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

This remarkable photograph shows the tense moments after a frightened young woman crawled out onto her roof to evade an intruder in her home. Wear...

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...