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Grenfell: ‘We are forced to bid against fellow survivors for a new home’ (Video)

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed at least 80 last June has spoken to RT about the injustice of reportedly having to bid against fellow survivors for somewhere to live, complaining that she’s been left living in “uncertainty” by the authorities. . © Ray Tang / Global Look Press . A survivor […]

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 – […]

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 […]

This is what it is like to be 11 years old and homeless

‘At Christmas time, I didn’t want to be in this world’ Sam with his terminally ill father. . In the temporary accommodation block for the homeless, 11-year-old Sam* tells you about life in a flat so cramped that he, his brother, sister, mum and dad can’t all sit in the living room at the same time, or eat […]

Homeless people in Oxford threatened with £2,500 fines

City council under fire after legal notices pinned to rough sleepers’ bags left in shop doorways  The rough sleepers’ belongings were having a detrimental effect on other people’s quality of life, the council notices said. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Homeless people putting their possessions in shop doorways in Oxford have been threatened with fines of up to £2,500. […]

Housing people fast is five times cheaper than homelessness – here’s why

Our research in Liverpool shows the potential benefits of giving homeless people housing first . . For John*, having his own front door has made a world of difference. When our researchers met him, he had finally found a rented home after being homeless for more than five years. Now he is being supported in […]

Murder victim ‘would be alive today’ if homeless charity was properly funded

The chief executive of a local homeless charity has said Giles Metcalfe would not have died if his organisation had been able to provide its usual amount of accommodation. GILES METCALFE was kind at heart and very generous. A FUNDING shortfall to provide help for local homeless people indirectly lead to the death of a […]

Bailiffs clear homelessness protesters camp from Leicester Town Hall Square

Homelessness protesters living at a camp outside Leicester’s town hall for three weeks were evicted this morning. Seven enforcement agents from the Sheriff’s Office, acting on behalf of the county court, moved in to remove the tents at 7.30am. The protesters, led by homelessness campaigner James McLean, have vowed to set up another camp elsewhere […]

Secret struggle of tragic homeless man found burned to death in van where he was living

The tragedy behind a homeless man found burned to death in the back of his van in an Asda car park has rocked common misconceptions about rough sleepers. Two weeks ago, emergency crews were called after smoke was seen pouring from a van parked outside an Asda store in Reddish, in Stockport. A man, who […]

Family homelessness rises ‘dramatically’ in London

  Family homelessness is rising in London at a faster rate than across the rest of the country and overstretched councils are ‘struggling’ to provide them with temporary accommodation, new research reveals. Carried out by the advisory services organisation EY and London Councils, the research found the number of families accepted as homeless has increased […]