UK Homelessness

Street Homelessness Soars To Six-Year High As Tory Cuts Blamed

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

The number of people sleeping on Britain’s streets has increased to a six-year high, new official statistics have revealed. Ministers were accused o...

Changing Lives One Song At A Time: How Singing Helps The Choir With No Name's Homeless Choirs

Rachel Clare | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Clare

It is well documented that the act of singing brings with it a whole raft of benefits to health and wellbeing, and singing in a choir has even more to offer participants. It is one of the most effective ways to form social bonds and is undeniably one of the most enjoyable and uplifting group activities you can do

Cold Hearts Make Cold Feet

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Seb Reilly

There's something about the cold that I just love. Going outside in the frozen air, wrapped up in a thick coat and scarf and gloves; it's bracing yet refreshing. And then, of course, you get to go back inside where it is warm and cosy. Crank up the heating and cocoon within a solid building.

Homeless Woman Becomes Top Model After Being Scouted On The Street

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style

A top model, who went from homelessness to a career in the fashion industry, is sharing her incredible success story in a feature film. Lorna Tucker, ...

6 Simple Ways You Can Help Homeless People Survive Treacherously Cold Conditions

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

As the weather gets colder, things become more and more dangerous for people who have to sleep rough. Plummeting temperatures, wind, rain and even sno...

This Is A Brilliantly Simple Yet Effective Way To Help Homeless People As Winter Weather Sets In

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

As temperatures plummet and the UK braces for snow and stormy weather, one woman has set up a brilliant way of helping those most in need this winter....

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

Debenhams Apologises After Guard 'Soaks Homeless Man's Bed On Boxing Day'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

A security guard told a homeless man “Enjoy your water bed”, after his clothes and bedding were soaked as he slept outside a department store entr...

Homeless People Reveal Their One Wish For Christmas - This Is How You Can Help Them

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

This Christmas more than 250,000 people will be sleeping rough on the streets of England. “It’s not through choice I’m out here,” 40-year-old...

A Stoll Christmas - Preventing Homelessness For Veterans

Ed Tytherleigh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Tytherleigh

Not everyone can come together for Christmas. Many Veterans will be connecting with friends and family online. Stoll runs Skype and IT courses to help Veterans learn new skills and to help people stay in touch with others.

Solicitor To Homeless Supporter

Emma Rosen | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I met Josh Taylor in an Afghan restaurant. We broke the ice over a 'couple's selection' of charcoal grilled meat, dhal and some obligatory naan. We share a passion for Central and South Asia, having met the year before in Kyrgyzstan, as you do.

Christmas Encounter With Other Brian

Will Lunn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Will Lunn

I have no idea if Brian had mental health issues but latest studies show at least 80% of homeless people living on the streets of the UK suffer from s...

All It Takes Is One Crisis At Home And Anyone Could End Up Homeless

Kyle Walker | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Kyle Walker

You face many challenges: finding a place to sleep; finding food and money for essentials; keeping up with your education; fighting loneliness. One of the biggest challenges that I don't think people always realise is finding the strength to stay positive and keep a smile on your face, when you feel lonely and isolated, with no one to turn to.

Giving Back - Bags Of Kindness

Nova Reid | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nova Reid

To me this project is about reminding each other that homelessness could happen to any of us and more importantly that they are human beings first. I cannot imagine the strength and resilience it would take to survive on the street, so to do one small bit to make someone feel cared for, supported and encouraged to keep going, means something.

Homeless Man 'Heartbroken' After Finding Gate Over His Usual Sleeping Place

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

A homeless man in South Wales has reportedly been left “heartbroken” days out from Christmas, after the council blocked up a tunnel where he slept...

Indian Tycoon Spends Daughter’s Wedding Budget On Building 90 Houses For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

An Indian businessman has put the money he would have spent on a lavish wedding ceremony for his daughter to an inspirational use. Ajay Munot, who mad...

Watch This Heartbreaking Video Of Life In A Homeless Hostel

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics

A charity has released a harrowing short film showing life in an emergency hostel, as new Government figures estimated 124,090 children will wake up h...

Labour Pledges To End Rough Sleeping With Plan For 4,000 Extra Homes

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

Labour has unveiled a pledge to effectively end rough sleeping, doubling the number of homes reserved for people sleeping on the streets and park benc...

Christmas Tales From The Front Line

Laura Marshall | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Marshall

giving back.jpg Christmas is the season of giving, but what if we were to shift the focus from giving presents to giving time, support or even just a listening ear? What may seem like a small gesture to you could mean the world to somebody that's struggling, and surely that's what Christmas is actually all about.

Homeless People Are Being Blasted With Loud Music To Stop Them Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

People sleeping rough are being forced to leave public spaces by “deliberate noise pollution” like loud music, a charity has said. Crisis, a homel...

Here Are Seven Ways You Can Help The Homeless This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

Christmas can often become something of a focus for overindulgence and spoiling ourselves - but what about those who might be less fortunate than us? ...

How To Help The Homeless In London This Christmas

Charlotte Long | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Long

giving back.jpg Rough sleeping, as with homelessness in general, is a particular problem in London. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) database 8,096 people slept rough at some point in London during 2015/16, an increase of 7% compared to 2014/15.

Give A Little Extra This Christmas

Emma Campbell | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

giving back.jpg This Christmas, instead of buying those extra gifts for yourself, why not put your money towards improving the lives of these vulnerable people? Here are a list of five charities in need of your help this Christmas.

Volunteering With Crisis Is The Only Way I Want To Spend The Festive Season

Andy Smart | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andy Smart

giving back.jpgJoe was living rough. He'd lost his Dad earlier in the year, but having no money he had walked to Leeds to lay flowers on his fathers grave and then walked back to London, the round trip taking 6 weeks.

Did Cathy Come Home? Homelessness Revisited

Dave Clements | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

Across the political spectrum the homeless tend to be treated as passive recipients, whether of abuse or pity. While bad housing and welfare policy are creating more homelessness, it is often the critics of these policies that are creating homeless victims.