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Police confirm three homeless deaths in Hastings in six days

Sussex Police have confirmed the details of three homeless people who died between Christmas and New Year. Police said a 41-year-old woman, a 56-year-old man and a 52-year-old man, all of no fixed address, died between December 26 and December 31 in Hastings. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Their deaths are not being treated […]

Homeless to ‘take-over’ Euston Station on Xmas Day.

Thanks to a unique partnership between Streets Kitchen, St Mungo’s and Network Rail, London Euston station will welcome 200  homeless guests on Christmas Day.    As colleagues enjoy time off with their families during the festive season, around 30 volunteers from Network Rail will give up their Christmas Day to work alongside volunteers from homelessness […]

Charities at odds over deportations of homeless eastern Europeans.

Two of Britain’s best known homelessness charities are at odds over the government rounding up and deporting rough sleepers from eastern Europe. Crisis, which is famed for its support for rough sleepers at Christmas, has called on ministers to stop the policy, which is being challenged in the High Court by three people affected by […]

Nearly 130,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas as child homelessness reaches 10-year high

Nearly 130,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas as child homelessness reaches a 10-year high, new research shows.   The number of youngsters who will be spending the festive period in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs and hostels – often with a single room for the whole family […]

Brighton Centre to be used as homeless night shelter this winter

The Brighton Centre is to open its doors to the homeless this winter as part of a council scheme to use empty buildings to house rough sleepers. A large room in the council-owned building is currently being prepared to be used a shelter for up to 30 people. It’s currently due to open on 10 […]

Council cruelly ‘strongly advise’ public not to donate food or money to those at ‘Camp Groves’

Wrexham Council have ‘strongly advised’ that members of the public do not donate food and money to those currently based on the Groves homeless camp site – instead encouraging people to donate directly to charities or organisations offering services instead.   The request to the public has been made by the local authority in a […]

How charities helped to deport homeless migrants

The Home Office has exploited sensitive information about rough sleepers to deport non-UK nationals. And there’s worse to come. When Theresa May told migrants that there would be no easy ride in Britain, it wasn’t so much a statement as a threat. In the three years since, she has kept her word. The streets aren’t paved with gold – […]

Home Office secretly using charity data map to deport rough sleepers

Charities say data collected to help charities identify vulnerable individuals was used against them by the Home Office.   The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain. .  Stenciled outside one of St. Mungo’s London offices A chain of emails […]

UK family found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

Lincolnshire gang forced at least 18 victims to work for little or no pay and live in squalor for up to 26 years  Convicted gang members (top row, L-R): Bridget Rooney, Gerald Rooney, John Rooney, 53, John Rooney, 31, Lawrence Rooney, Martin Rooney, 35,(bottom row, L-R): Martin Rooney Sr, Martin Rooney, 23 Patrick Rooney, 54, […]

Homeless veteran begs for shelter outside homeless charity’s multi-million pound headquarters

A down-on-his-luck man has spent years begging strangers to ‘give me shelter’ while sleeping rough on a street – opposite the headquarters of Britain’s biggest homeless charity. Army veteran Tony Richards has built himself a makeshift camp on the cold street opposite the posh London headquarters of Shelter, a charity who work to help the […]