UK Homelessness

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.

A Mental Health Crisis On Our Streets

Howard Sinclair | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Howard Sinclair

At St Mungo's we work to end homelessness and help people rebuild their lives. Across London and the south of England, we provide outreach support and accommodation where people can find the help they need to begin to build their futures in a positive way. We know that there is life after rough sleeping. We see every day that people can - and do - recover and move on from homelessness.

50 Years Ago My Father Founded Shelter, Today He'd Still Be Dismayed

Ann Kenrick | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Ann Kenrick

His main focus was on housing the massive number of people who were living in appallingly squalid conditions or who - like Cathy in the powerful film Cathy Come Home - had fallen on really hard times and were at risk of being separated from their children and having nowhere to go.

The Waugh Zone December 1, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, December 1… 1) PARK LIFE I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I happen to live in...

Wealthiest Parts Of London Have Top Homeless Hotspots, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics

London has England’s highest homelessness rate despite being one of the wealthiest parts of the country, a report has said. A new analysis by charit...

Couple Pens Thoughtful Letter To Homeless 'Neighbour' Living In Tent

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted couple have inspired thousands with their touching act towards a homeless person who they spotted near their home. Brandi Vee explained ...

Why British Muslims Will Be Gift Giving This Christmas

Jehangir Malik | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jehangir Malik

A few days ago, Amazon, the online marketplace, unwrapped a new advert featuring an Imam and a Vicar exchanging gifts ahead of Christmas. I tend not t...

Relief As Homeless ‘English’ Girl In Rome Is Identified As Missing Swedish Student

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Despair As Homeless ‘English’ Girl In Rome REFUSES To Return To Her Father A English-speaking girl living on the streets of Rome has been...

Restaurant Will Ensure 'No One Eats Alone' At Christmas By Offering Free Meal To Homeless And Elderly

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A restaurant is ensuring “no one eats alone on Christmas day” by offering free meals to homeless people and the elderly. From 12pm-6pm on 25 Decem...

Homeless ‘English’ Girl In Rome Linked To High-Profile Missing Persons Including Madeleine McCann

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Relief As Homeless ‘English’ Girl In Rome Is Identified As Missing Swedish Student A homeless, English-speaking girl living on the stree...

Theresa May: 'It Is Time To Remember The Good That Government Can DO'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

This should not be a Party political issue; providing adequate housing is fundamental to what it is to be human. It is morally the right thing to do. Moreover it is good economics too. So Prime Minister, put dogma aside, pinch this policy from the Labour Party. Start doing now what Labour is promising to do and show us in deeds "the good that government can do".

Slipping Through the Cracks, Mental Health and Homelessness

Arthur Peirce | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I remember, where I used to live, there was a homeless man who slept at night in an alcove opposite a Tesco Metro. Once he stopped me, randomly, and s...

London Underground Apologises For Describing Homeless As ‘Dirty And Smelly’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

London Underground has apologised after staff guidance on dealing with homeless people on the network referred to them as “dirty and smelly”. Reve...

Donate Your Old Coat On Your Commute To Help London's Most Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style

London’s biggest annual winter coat drive is back for its sixth year, collecting used outerwear for those who need it during the colder months. Wrap...

The Waugh Zone November 3, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, November 3… 1) TITANIC STRUGGLE Such jolly japes at the Spectator’s awards last night, not lea...