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December 2010

Similar to a company selling shares, Crisis is selling Investment Units. But unlike shares, they can't be sold and there is no annual dividend or personal financial return on investment. However, by using the money to help homeless people, there is a social return on investment.


As doors close for Crisis at Christmas 2010 Crisis statistics reveal hundreds of homeless people have accessed services this year.


See Coldplay's first live performance of their Christmas single, Christmas Lights at Crisis Hidden Gigs.


The Government has just taken a big step towards making severe cuts to Housing Benefit law, even though it has admitted that they could lead to homelessness. Concerned MPs have tabled a motion opposing the cuts. Please help put pressure on the Government by asking your MP to sign it.

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People are resorting to crime and unwanted sexual relationships to escape homelessness, research commissioned by Crisis reveals.

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The official inauguration of the new Crisis Skylight Centre in Birmingham took place in December at the Custard Factory Theatre.

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Crisis expresses its alarm as the Government's official statistics show that homelessness is on the rise. The charity fears these figures will get worse as Government cuts, particularly to Housing Benefit, begin to kick in next year.

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Buy a Crisis Christmas Present

Give the gift of a place at Crisis At Christmas to help somebody take their first steps out of homelessness.


Over 100 organisations have applied for DCLG funding distributed by Crisis to set up new services to help single homeless people access accommodation in the private rented sector. Applications closed on 31 December with funding decisions to be made by the end of January 2011.

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November 2010


Two Crisis members have won a borough-wide campaign by the Bow Arts Trust to find deserving artists in need of studio space.

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