Rough Sleeping

How Can You Help Those Sleeping on the Streets This Christmas?

Rick Henderson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Research indicates that around half of those sleeping rough don't seek help before they end up on the streets, and many are simply unaware of the help that is available to them. This is not surprisingly really. Nobody plans to end up in that situation, and it often happens suddenly, the result of circumstances outside their control.

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.

In It Together?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of people sleeping rough in England since the coalition came to power, it has been revealed. The grim ...

Homelessness Is More Common Than You Might Think - So Why Is Support Shrinking?

Rick Henderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Homelessness services help more than 40,000 people each year to take steps towards leaving these problems behind, but budget cuts are putting the future of these projects in serious danger. Can we really afford to not help? We need to argue that an investment in helping someone who is homeless today to realise their potential tomorrow is one worth making...

Homeless to Face Fines, Imprisonment in Hungary

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kristina Jovanovski

The law, passed late Monday, bans living on the streets in the capital's world heritage sites, which are popular with tourists, and allows local governments to impose their own bans in designated areas.

A 21st Century Scandal

Tom Copley | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

There is no more visible and tragic sign of the failure of housing policy than people sleeping rough on our streets. It is a scandal that in the twenty-first century, in one of the richest cities in the world, there are people still forced to sleep rough on London's streets.

Rural Homelessness in the UK: Interview With Lisa Lewis From Doorway

Mark Horvath | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Mark Horvath

We all know there is homelessness in large metropolitan areas, but the truth is homelessness is everywhere and effects each and everyone of us. When British Airways graciously offered to sponsor my trip to London I knew I would have to spend some time in a rural community outside of the city.