World Homeless Action Day

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 […]

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 […]

We need a new way to tackle homelessness – and we need it to be the Newcastle way

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes says the UK as a whole can learn from the city’s approach. ‘ A homeless person on Grey Street, Newcastle‘ Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to be homeless? Frightening, isolating, degrading. You may never have considered it but the fact is more and more people are […]

Anger as security guard ‘BINS homeless couple’s sleeping bags and belongings’ outside M&S

A former charity worker has branded a security guard “disgusting” after he claims he caught him throwing away a homeless couple’s sleeping bags outside M&S. The 26-year-old says the rough sleepers had gone to the toilet in a nearby Burger King (Photo: Facebook/Wez James) A former charity worker has branded a security guard “disgusting” after […]

Death toll over 60 as freezing conditions cause death and chaos across Europe

Heavy snowfalls from Poland to Turkey cause dozens of deaths, many of them among homeless people and migrants with heavy snow predicted for the UK Freezing temperatures across Europe have caused  deaths and major disruption to power, water supplies and transport networks in recent days. Temperatures as low as -26C (-15F) caused ice to form […]

Paris police ‘threatening lives of homeless migrants by stealing blankets’ as temperatures drop to freezing

Police in Paris are threatening the lives of homeless refugees by stealing their blankets as temperatures drop to freezing, a leading international aid agency claimed.   Migrants stand near police as they wait to board a bus on the Avenue de Flandre during an evacuation of a makeshift camp in Paris (Photo: Getty Images)   […]

Rough sleepers face intolerable levels of abuse by public, study finds

Eight out of 10 rough sleepers reported being victims of a range of crimes and antisocial behaviours, from vandalism and intimidation to being hit, kicked, threatened or urinated on.   The study by the homelessness charity Crisis found that street sleepers were almost 17 times more likely than the average person to have been a […]

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, […]

With winter coming, would my homeless ‘clients’ be better off back in prison?

When I turn up at work there, waiting for me as he does every morning, is Bob. Every day he is the first at the door for breakfast. I manage a small, independent homeless charity helping rough sleepers to access accommodation – not an easy task. I say good morning, ask him how his night […]