UK Homelessness

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.

Cantona 'Running' For President Could Seriously Unsettle the Election Battle

Eleanor Stanford | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Eleanor Stanford

In 2007 Nicholas Sarkozy promised that he would eradicate homelessness if he were elected President of France. The plight of those affected by the French housing crisis have just been given a surprise celebrity spokesman in the form of footballer turned actor turned French national treasure, Eric Cantona.

Do They Know It's Christmas?

Caroline Mortimer | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Caroline Mortimer

People dismiss 'begging' as immoral but who would sit on the freezing pavement to be ignored all day if they did not have too? Who would live in the cold or in a hostel if they could have a home instead?

The Price Of Homelessness

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Homeless people can expect to die 30 years before the average person, research has found. A study showed that homeless men are dying at an average ...

Thousands On The Brink Of Losing Their Homes This Winter, Say Shelter

PA | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of people are at risk of losing their homes, research has shown. Nearly one out of every 100 households in the UK faces the threat of evi...

Down and Out in Bedbug Britain

Ila Mehrotra | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ila Mehrotra


Schoolgirl Sleeps Rough

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

Schoolgirl Rachel Claringbull is spending a night on the streets to raise awareness - and money - for a homeless charity, with just a cardboard box fo...

PHOTOS: Fashion Photographer Launches Homelessness Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

British fashion photographer Perou has teamed up with a young former homeless activist to launch a new campaign aimed to challenge the public's percep...

Homelessness Risk For 35,000 People By Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Around 35,000 people could lose their homes before Christmas, a leading charity has warned. Shelter has estimated that on average 630 people a day ...

Homeless in the UK

Katie Cornish | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK
Katie Cornish

It is often reported that London has the largest population of homeless people in the UK; however it is important to remember that not having a home is a national problem.

Modern day Slavery

Mike Nicholas | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Nicholas

Modern day slavery is rearing its ugly head in cities across the UK as reports of unscrupulous gangs targeting rough sleepers have started to emerge. London has in recent years seen a reduction in the number of UK rough sleepers but a large increase in the number of rough sleepers from Central and Eastern Europe who entered the country seeking work after European Union expansion.

Ned Simons

Criminal Gangs 'Enslaving London's Homeless' | Ned Simons | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

The UK is seeing a rise in the number of rough sleepers being exploited and enslaved by criminal gangs, charities are warning, following the revelatio...

Middle Classes Could Face Homelessness, Charity Warns

PA | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Cuts to welfare support could lead to middle class homelessness, a housing charity has claimed. Crisis is publishing a report ...

Is It Wrong To Make Squatting Illegal?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK Politics

Chris began squatting six years ago after the death of his grandmother. Thrown out of her home and served with an eviction notice he couldn’t read b...

Rioters Warned: You Will Be Made Homeless

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

Council house tenants in central London found guilty of rioting will be made homeless, Westminster City Council said on Wednesday. The Council's ca...