Rough Sleepers

The Blight of Homelessness Must Be Addressed With a Dignified Approach

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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.