Rough Sleepers

Pubs And Takeaways Offer Free Meals To The Homeless - Now That's Proper Xmas Spirit

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're stressing about overcooked turkey or whether our other half really liked that painfully expensive watch, it's easy to forget that for peopl...

Finding New Stories on the Street

Paul Young | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Young

As a filmmaker, I've always been curious to hear people's stories. Everybody has a story to tell and the first thing I often wonder when I meet someone is what theirs is. This was the case with Naomi, the young woman whose experience sleeping rough on the streets of London inspired the story for my latest film, A Horse Called Oz.

In Their Own Words : Children Rough Sleepers at Upcoming Brussels Conference - Rising Numbers Europewide Now a Critical Human Rights Issue

Nick Fouche | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Fouche

'I wish to go to school and, hopefully one day, even university. After that, I want to find a job, then get married and have children who will gr...

The Blight of Homelessness Must Be Addressed With a Dignified Approach

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Here in the UK, speaking with people who have had the unfortunate experience of being homeless has highlighted one major theme - being homeless has little to do with race, religion or education.

Victory As Tesco Abandons Anti-Homeless Spikes After Concrete Vandalism

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Opposition to anti-homeless spikes being put up to prevent rough sleepers has solidified - in the form of concrete. A row of the studs - which hav...

Selfish Anti-Homeless Spikes Miss the Point: Tackling Rise in Rough Sleeping

Paul Noblet | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK
Paul Noblet

Introducing spikes to move rough sleepers along is a selfish response to an issue we should all have a stake in tackling, be it social or economic... Anger has been understandably focussed on 118 Southwark Bridge Road, but that anger now needs to be focussed on finding a cure for what is just one symptom of a broader problem.

Anti-Homeless Spikes, The New Weapon Against Rough Sleepers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

Metal spikes to prevent rough sleepers placed outside a London housing complex have caused a storm online with some comparing them to pigeon deterrent...

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.

The Faces of Occupy: Malcolm

Paul Davey | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Davey

Over the past couple of weeks I have visited Occupy's Finsbury Square camp several times and each time have returned home disappointed with the pictures and the interviews.

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.