London


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 […]

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 […]

Met slammed over NINE failures after homeless man dies at Forest Gate police station

An inquest into the death of a homeless man taken into custody and later found dead on the floor of his cell has criticised police for making a catalogue of failures. Forest Gate police arrested and detained Valdas Jasiunas on September 1, 2010, for begging after previously giving him a caution for the same offence. […]

Almost 3000 charged with stealing food in London as expert warns ‘hungry people are criminalised’

  The majority of cases pertain to the hungry and homeless taking waste food from supermarket bins.   More than 2,800 people in London were charged with stealing food in London last year.  Thousands of people were charged with stealing food in London last year in what a food bank expert has warned is a “criminalisation […]

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 […]

Squatters ejected from oligarch’s £15m mansion move into new base yards away

A group of squatters who were evicted from a mansion in Eaton Square have taken over another building worth millions of pounds just hours after being moved. Activists from the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians were thrown out roughly of the five-storey, Grade II-listed building after a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with bailiffs. They have now settled into […]

Shelter: Two families in London are made homeless EVERY hour.

Two families in London are made homeless every hour, a leading homeless charity claimed today.   Homeless: London families are at risk of losing their homes AP   Shelter predicted that 1,260 families in the capital will lose their home in the next month and 7,370 over the next six months – the equivalent of a household […]

Police hunt thug over horrific assault on homeless man in Chelsea’s King’s Road

A homeless man was punched and repeatedly kicked in the head during an horrific attack outside a newsagent in Chelsea, police said. Appeal: Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Metropolitan Police Police are hunting for a man after the 48-year-old victim was assaulted outside the Chelsea Food Fayre store in […]

Crisis At Christmas Details 23-29 December

This is vital information to share with those in need over Christmas. Crisis centres will be open across the UK from the 23 December to 29th December in 2016. Please share this information widely This can save someones life Crisis Christmas day centres are safe, warm and lively places run by caring and friendly volunteers. […]

London’s homeless numbers continue to rise dramatically to 170,000

Shelter calculates that 170,000 people are homeless in London today Lewisham’s pop-up village for homeless people. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian London dominates estimates of national homelessness newly published by Shelter. This, of course, is no surprise. Neither are high levels of homelessness anything new in the capital. In his book London: The Heartless City, […]