Liverpool


Body of ‘homeless man’ Dave pulled from Leeds-Liverpool canal

“Not a beggar or freeloader. A man, our friend. RIP Dave xx” The body of a homeless man, was discovered in the Leeds-Liverpool canal in the Vauxhall area. A tribute laid on a doorstep in Lord Street where a homeless man used to sleep, after a body was pulled from the Leeds-Liverpool canal‘ Reports on […]

Domestic abuse is the single most common cause of homelessness in Liverpool

One in four of Liverpool’s homeless have nowhere to live because they are victims of domestic abuse. According to a council-led review of homelessness in Liverpool some 12,000 domestic abuse-related calls are made each year and the numbers are rising. Domestic abuse is six times the national average in North Liverpool and around double the […]

We must stand in Solidarity with the Liverpool women convicted for caring

Today a court in Liverpool found two women guilty of the heinous crime of assisting the homeless community by the terrible crime of sharing food… Ironically they were ordered to serve community service… for providing a much needed community service According to one comment on Facebook: They’ve been found guilty of breaching a dispersal order […]

#NoMoreDeathsOnOurStreets: Liverpool Volunteers plan memorial service for homeless man who tragically died last week

“It’s not a political statement, it’s a celebration of Simon’s life and to give him a bit of dignity and show we care.” Flowers laid in the doorway where 33-year-old Simon used to sleep A memorial service will be held for a homeless Liverpool man who tragically died last week. Simon, who was just 33, […]

Children write heartwarming letters of love to Liverpool homeless for Valentine’s Day

More than 100 schoolchildren have penned letters of friendship and hope for Liverpool’s homeless as part of a Valentine’s Day project Wrapping Liverpool in Love. They will be attached to scarves and tied around lampposts and trees in the city centre in the hope that passers by will take them to someone in need. Wrapping […]

Free #LoveBank5: An important message from our homeless activists from their prison cell..

Five Activists who had occupied Liverpool’s old Bank of England building to provide shelter and feed the city’s homeless people have been jailed for almost 3 months each. We have received an important statement from some of those in prison, criminalised and jailed simply for helping others. The Love Activists moved into the unoccupied building in […]

#FreeLoveBank5: ‘War has been declared on Homeless Activists’

Five Activists who had occupied Liverpool’s old Bank of England building to provide shelter and feed the city’s homeless people have been jailed for almost 3 months each. The Love Activists moved into the unoccupied building in the middle of April to set up a support centre for Liverpool’s homeless people, incorporating places to sleep, […]

Whitechapel Centre boss says Liverpool homeless help is ‘stretched’ as Love Activists continue bank occupation

Leading Liverpool charity the Whitechapel Centre says provision for the city’s homeless is “stretched”. It comes as activists continue to occupy the former Bank of England building on Castle Street in their call for it to be used as a homeless centre. Love Activists are occupying a historic former Liverpool city centre bank on Castle […]

Liverpool police accused of trying to starve activists out of occupied bank

Activists who have occupied Liverpool’s old Bank of England building to provide shelter for the city’s homeless people say they are under siege by police and claim they are being refused delivery of food and water. Bailiffs had set up fences around the central Liverpool building where anti-austerity Love Activists are staging an occupation after being served […]

Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre fears for New Year rise in homelessness

A leading Liverpool charity fears the next few weeks will see a dramatic surge in rough sleepers on the city’s streets. The Whitechapel Centre has already had a massive 32% increase in the number of people using its service in the last three years. But bosses there think the problem will get worse when those who have […]