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Ministers have been accused of ignoring the plight of the homeless as new figures showed a sharp rise in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England. Local authorities estimated on a single night in autumn 2016 there were 4,134 rough sleepers compared to 3,569 the previous…
A former alcoholic who spent nearly a quarter of a century sleeping rough before turning his life around and becoming a campaigner for homeless people has died aged 69. Jimmy Carlson, who was awarded an OBE in 2012, died on January 8 as a result of respiratory health complications, homelessness…
A care home in Holloway, north London, has been rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the…
Almost 80% of people sleeping rough were attacked or suffered abuse or anti-social behaviour over the past year, a homelessness charity said. As Crisis opens its centres to thousands of homeless people across the country this Christmas, the charity said two thirds of people felt that living on the streets…
Theresa May has spoken of putting "prevention at the heart of tackling homelessness" as she has unveiled £20 million of funding to stop people becoming rough sleepers on the streets of London. Funding for "Homelessness Prevention Trailblazers" in 19 boroughs of the capital were among projects announced by the Prime…
Thousands of young people at risk of homelessness this Christmas face dangerous choices in a bid to find somewhere safe to sleep, a charity has warned. Desperate measures include staying with a stranger and committing crimes, Centrepoint said, as it declared society is facing a crisis in youth homelessness, possibly…
A cafe chain backed by George Clooney has received more than 27,000 donations in one day to its campaign to ensure a homeless person gets a hot meal at Christmas. Social Bite has teamed up with itison.com again to run the fundraiser, which invites people to donate £5 which will…
Labour has pledged to end the "national shame" of rough sleeping within its next term in government - and challenged Theresa May to back the plan. Shadow cabinet minister John Healey, who is responsible for housing, said there can be "no excuses" for homeless people being forced to sleep on…
Homeless people could be "criminalised" and "penalised" as UK councils attempt to crack down on begging, it has been claimed. Introduced in 2014, Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) let local authorities tackle anti-social behaviour they deem to be "detrimental to the local community's quality of life". Under a PSPO introduced…
Singer Charlotte Church has released a special Christmas programme, encouraging people to do more to help the homeless around the festive season. In the short documentary, broadcast on BBC iPlayer on Thursday, the mother-of-two visits organisations in her home town of Cardiff, who are using music to support people living…
The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in constant insecurity and…
Sir Chris Hoy is to join 250 people sleeping rough for a night to raise money for a new village for the homeless. As part of a fundraising drive, around 250 of the most influential people in Scotland are to sleep rough in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square. The group will sleep…
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