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December 2009

Crisis Christmas was widely covered by the media. On launch day, 23 December, BBC News, Sky News and ITV News all covered events. Print and online media also covered us…

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Conference delegates pose for camera Event

The first ever national conference on Living Libraries, where the books are replaced by people, was held on 8 December at Barking Library where delegates shared good practice.

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We're delighted that the Government has listened to our warnings not to make cuts that would hit poor tenants hard. Big thanks go to all the Crisis e-campaigners who took action to make some noise about this.

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Stars busk for Crisis

Jamie Cullum with Crisis CEO Leslie Morphy Arts & Music

From 1 to 12 December, some the UK’s hottest pop stars have been taking part in a series of secret ‘Super Busking gigs’ as part of Covent Garden’s A Very Merry Christmas - in aid of Crisis

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We will have thousands of volunteers giving us their time this Christmas to run our Crisis Christmas centres. With nine centres opening across London our team of dedicated volunteers will help make Christmas a special time for our homeless guests. If you're not able to volunteer yourself you can still support Crisis Christmas by sponsoring our volunteers. You can either choose to sponsor a specific volunteer or simply sponsor the team.

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November 2009


Theresa May, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, presented Crisis Skylight graduates with their certificates in a ceremony at Crisis Skylight London today.


Crisis volunteer and former rough sleeper Donald Waugh is today celebrating the first stage of a project to bring together the glizy fashion world with talented homeless people. Donald hopes the culmination of the project will be a show during London Fashion Week 2010 and an online shop where homeless people can sell their products.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson underlined the importance of volunteering last night at a joint Crisis and Housing Justice event to launch a new volunteering directory booklet.

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Crisis and Shelter are jointly warning that the Government is failing private tenants. The Government had said it would introduce a new law to protect tenants who have kept up with their rent, but find themselves facing sudden eviction because their landlord has not paid the mortgage. But it was not published today as had been expected.

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We need more volunteers to help in our central clothes distribution area and to join the data entry team at our Operations Centre this Christmas.


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