UK Homelessness

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.

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...

What it is Like to Be Female and Homeless

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Kasdagli

"Homelessness has traditionally been seen as a male problem in the UK - and it has been treated as a male issue by policymakers. This work aims to show how widespread and damaging female homelessness has become."

Barbers Offer Free Haircuts To The Homeless - The Transformation is Incredible

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

When a handful of LA-based barbers offered to give local homeless guys a trim, they never could've expected the amazing transformations (and responses...

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...

The Housing Crisis: Why Can't We Build More Council Houses?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Value-for-money has been the deafening cry of free market ideologues and politicians on the right. Keep governments out, privatize, and let the market work its magic to produce the most efficient solution, they say...

Three Million Reasons to Take Young Voters Seriously

Paul Noblet | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Noblet

Over half of young people are still undecided as to who they will vote for in May it is in the interest of both young people and politicians to work together to get as many under-25s as possible reconnected with politics and registered to vote.

Formerly Homeless Hairdresser Is Giving Back With Free Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A once homeless Florida woman is giving free makeovers to impoverished women to help them find employment. Left on the street while raising three c...

Handsome and Homeless, but Not Without Hope

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Fighting homelessness is at the heart of my human rights message. With this in mind I've kick-started my New Year by involving myself in a number of projects challenging homelessness in our society.

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 21.02.2015 | 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 21.02.2015 | 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 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.

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 17.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 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.

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.