• December 24, 2011

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

  • April 8, 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.

  • August 17, 2010

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

  • January 10, 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.

  • January 3, 2010

    Volunteers working with church and secular homeless relief and action groups over the Christmas period have accused the government of failing to respond adequately to the needs of rough sleepers during the cold snap.

  • April 4, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is calling on all Christians to hold special services this Easter in aid of Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed families.

  • November 3, 2008

    A voluntary organisation working with homeless people has found several hundred rough sleepers in Central London, challenging estimates made by both Westminster Council and central Government.

  • November 2, 2007

    A deadline is reached today for churches and others who help London's homeless, to protest against a proposed ban on soup runs. London Councils have put forward a proposal to prevent or restrict the "distribution of free refreshments", aimed at ending soup runs.