UK Homelessness

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

Everybody Loses When Young People Are Out of Work

Denise Hatton | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Denise Hatton

If this government is committed to doing this and giving young people a decent start in life, this Queen's Speech needs to first focus on providing them with a safe and stable environment that allows young people the chance to flourish and reach their full potential - to which Housing Benefit plays an important role.

Homeless Man Reunited With Beloved Dog Stolen By Phoney Policeman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A homeless man has been reunited with his beloved pet dog – after she was allegedly stolen by a man posing as a policeman. According to reports,...

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...

Why Cameras On Bin Lorries Could Be Unlikely Life-Savers

PA | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Cameras are being fitted to bin lorries to cut the number of people - some homeless - who are killed after sleeping rough. One of the UK's biggest ...

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...

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Didn't Vote Tory

Alice Carder | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alice Carder

Politics of fear and hate cannot survive long in the hearts of those who have love and hope. Do not let this election divide and conquer. Unite and survive.

Tory MP Dismisses Constituent Concerned About Homelessness With Callous Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK

A recently re-elected Tory MP has dismissed a constituent concerned about homelessness by calling her a "bad loser". @ellbphotography don't be a ba...

Miley Cyrus Says She Can 'Fix' The Issue Of Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Almost a year after Miley Cyrus took along a homeless man as her date to the MTV Video Music Awards, the singer has launched a foundation to help home...

Sarah Ann Harris

Why Sports Bras And Trainers Mean More To These Homeless Women Than Politicians' Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

After Christine suffered two breakdowns, and her family couldn’t afford to support her, she suddenly found herself homeless. "I lost my dignity,"...

A Rent Cap in Name Only

Martha Mackenzie | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Martha Mackenzie

Supply is the big political issue we're finally reaching consensus on - but in the meantime, renters deserve a meaningful debate. There are 11million of us - and we're not going anywhere soon.

Brogan Driscoll

Periods Don't Stop Because You're Homeless - This Is What It's Like For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being on your period is a inconvenient and often downright frustrating time for most women, but imagine having no access to sanitary products and bein...

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...

Do You Notice Homeless Women On The Streets? Here Are Their Stories...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The last time you walked down the street and spotted a homeless person - did you notice their gender? I have to admit, I'd been ignorant to it unti...

How The Prince's Trust Is Giving Every Young Person The Chance To Succeed

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

“Many times in my life I have felt like just giving up. There were days when I felt so isolated and alone that I was terrified to face the outside w...

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.

Is This The Politest Thief Ever? (Spoiler Alert: Yes It Is)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A thief who broke into an elderly man's car to steal a blanket has apologised with probably the politest note on the planet. The culprit said that ...

Vogue Editor And Real-Life Princess Under Fire For Posting 'Tasteless' Image Of Homeless Person

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A Vogue style editor-at-large and real-life princess has caused uproar after she posted a “tasteless” picture of a homeless person reading the fas...

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

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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 22.04.2015 | 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 10.04.2015 | 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...