Category - homeless

  • 14 Dec 2013

    Nine per cent of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, new research published this week has revealed.

  • 9 Jan 2013

    Over a quarter of people in Wales fear the struggle to keep a roof over their heads in the shadow of austerity, housing charity Shelter Cymru says.

  • 17 Dec 2012

    This week the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln will be spending a cold winter’s night in a stable to raise money for those without a roof over their head.

  • 10 Dec 2012

    Homelessness is both a matter of social justice and direct, compassionate action. That's the message behind a 'Street Porridge Sale' on 12 December 2012 in support of Streetwork, a hands-on group struggling against homelessness, its causes and consequences.

  • 9 Dec 2012

    The team behind the annual Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh are organising a 'Street Porridge Sale' in aid of a hands-on homelessness group.

  • 14 Jan 2012

    Many people have not yet realised the full impact of housing benefit and other welfare reforms threatening further hardship for those already disadvantaged. On political if not humanitarian grounds, the government would do well to stop targeting those in greatest need, says Savi Hensman, examining the specific issue of housing benefit.

  • 24 Dec 2011

    Homelessnness kills, yet it seems like the world is still walking on by while it happens, says a senior Church of Scotland minister.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    Yesterday (7 April 2011) Westminster City Council ignored the opposition and pressed ahead with plans for a by-law which will outlaw rough sleeping and mobile food distribution (i.e. soup runs) in a designated area around the Victoria station in London. Final decisions await a full Council meeting in May.

  • 17 Aug 2010

    The Government must keep funding for debt advice services to help the thousands of families at risk of arrears and repossession, says Shelter.

  • 10 Jan 2010

    With temperatures unlikely to rise much above freezing, the plight of the country's thousands of homeless people has been highlighted by charity workers, who are urging local authorities to step up relief efforts.