UK Homelessness

Review: Telling Stories Doggy Style. There's More To The BBC's Walking With Dogs Than Puppy Porn

Madeleine Dodd | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Madeleine Dodd

Pets are there so that we can speak about ourselves without acknowledging we're speaking about ourselves. Which is what Walking with Dogs captured so beautifully.

Calculating the Social Premium

Phil Shanks | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

Governments need to get out of the habit of giving our money away. Grants should be reserved for charities. In all other aspects of governmental spending both nationally and locally they should be asking the question: 'what's in it for us?'

Challenging our Perceptions of Homelessness

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK
Katharine Tengtio

What I have learned from this is that while many of these people do need basic amenities such as food and clothing, what they are also equally in need of is companionship and community. Unfortunately because of their situation, homeless people are often marginalised from society and find difficulty in accessing the most basic of support.

The Big Issue Celebrates 21 Years Of Iconic Covers

Posted 27.11.2012 | Home

This month, The Big Issue celebrated reaching its 21st year on British high streets. Since its launch in 1991, the magazine has been challenging pe...

Homelessness: the Destruction of Lives

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The lives of most people are dependent on the modest wages they receive from work to survive and keep a roof over their family's heads. Any interruption of that income due to illness or unemployment of the breadwinner could tip the family into homelessness.

Empowering Children Through Opportunity

Mike Tobin | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Mike Tobin

I've always been a firm believer in the value of providing children with the opportunity to better themselves. It is an issue that is very close to my heart, having experienced a troubled childhood myself.

Unemployment, Homelessness, and Debt: the Plight of the Young

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

It is not a good time to be young. Our youth are bearing the brunt of the economic depression and its self-defeating solution of austerity and cuts.

Squatters Shown The Door By New Law

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

Squatters will face up to six months in prison and so-called squatters' rights scrapped as it becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales tomorrow...

Becoming Homeless

Robert J. Brown | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Robert J. Brown

Losing my job and flat over the same weekend in August 2009 was not a nice experience. There I was, 38 years old - unemployed and homeless. No hope, very few belongings and far too embarrassed to let others' know how I was feeling and what I was really going through.

Charred Human Remains Found After Sainsbury's Car Park Fire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Police are working to identify charred human remains in a Sainsbury's car park - amid rumours that the body might have been a homeless person attacked...

Rural Homelessness in the UK: Interview With Lisa Lewis From Doorway

Mark Horvath | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Mark Horvath

We all know there is homelessness in large metropolitan areas, but the truth is homelessness is everywhere and effects each and everyone of us. When British Airways graciously offered to sponsor my trip to London I knew I would have to spend some time in a rural community outside of the city.

Richard Burdett From the Pavement on Homelessness in the UK

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Horvath

For the past three years there has been talk about crossing over the pond to help our rough sleeping friends have a voice, but because of lack of funds it just never happen. Now, thanks to British Airways donating airfare, and my mother and step-sister making a large donation, and several donations from many wonderful people, I have spent an amazing week learning about UK homelessness spending most of my time out meeting rough sleepers.

Welfare Reform, Homelessness and the Research Time-Lag

Emma Jackson | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jackson

It is highly unlikely that cutting off benefits would stop all desperate young people leaving intolerable domestic circumstances. In places like London, we could expect to see an increase in youth street homelessness. Meanwhile, those who do stay at home and are at risk from their own families or peers would be left stuck in an unsafe situation.

Another Blow to the Next Generation

Cat Mcshane | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

After a week where high earning tax avoiders have been in the spotlight, this is an attempt at distracting voters from the real culprits of Britain's financial mess and punishing some of the country's youngest and most vulnerable people.

Was Unpaid Jubilee Work Experience Good for the Soul?

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

How have we become a nation that presumes doing 'work experience' alongside the river Thames in the pouring rain for an event that happens once in a blue blooded moon will in any way lead to a valuable career?

The Cambridge Busker: An Interview

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

This week the Cambridge Union is hosting a forum on Homelessness that is open to the general public and to mark the occasion, second year History student Tom Belger spoke to Banjo Nick, a street musician, Cambridge graduate and former rough sleeper about Homelessness in Cambridge and his personal experience:.

Michael Rundle

Housing Benefit: Londoners Fear Being Forced To Move, Whatever The Distance | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

The claim by a London council that it is being forced to move its poorest tenants up to 170 miles away because of spiralling rents and a recently-impo...

Travellers Took In Homeless Man, Made Him Their Slave

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

A destitute man was plucked from the streets by a traveller family, forced to work as a "slave" and "mentally tortured", a court heard today. The m...

The Faces of Occupy: Andria

Paul Davey | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home
Paul Davey

Occupy London has created an additional rod for its back: its acceptance of numerous rough sleepers and substance abusers in the camps. Like moths to a flame, they have found a place to stay that's better than a shop doorway.

Big Names Tackling Big Issues, Behind The Scenes at The Crisis Commission

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 20.03.2012 | Home

How do you depict homelessness in art? The Crisis Commission, an exhibition currently on at Somerset House raise awareness and money for the homeless,...

Homeless Hotspots?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Need to get online at a tech conference? Just find a homeless person. A marketing company has presented a controversial experiment to use homeless ...

'Ordinary Families Are The Victims': Homelessness Rises 14%

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

The number of homeless Britons rose by a "shocking" 14% in 2011, according to figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government ...

PHOTOS: Stars Serve A Slap-Up Meal To Homeless Youngsters

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Stars gathered in the centre of Soho to serve up the nation's favourite food to homeless young people, as part of an annual event organised by Centrep...

Labour's Moral Crusade in a Time of Austerity

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

From time to time, disaffected Labour voters ask what the Labour Party is for. Even committed Labourites like ourselves feel it is an important question to ask.

If The Cap Fits

Alex Andreou | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Andreou

Usually one has to tune into the Jeremy Kyle Show to hear as plentiful a flow of populist, self-righteous, ill-thought diarrhoea as that which emanated from the government yesterday. Indignation was the mot-de-jour for assorted ministers, wheeled out to express their incredulity at the latest defeat in the Lords.