RESEARCH: Scale of violence against rough sleepers revealed
23.12.16| Topics: none
People sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence and 15 times more likely to have suffered verbal abuse in the past year compared to the general public.
Crisis has opened its Christmas centres welcoming homeless guests in London in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today announced plans for a £50m fund to help homeless people, including former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse, by delivering properties specifically earmarked for people needing to move on from hostels and refuges.
Government figures out today show that there were 74,630 households in temporary accommodation on 30 September this year, an increase of 9% at the same point last year
Homeless people are increasingly being forced out of public spaces by hostile measures such as spikes, curved or segregated benches and deliberate noise pollution.
‘Streets of London’ singer Ralph McTell performs in aid of Crisis
07.12.16| Topics: Fundraising
Influential folk musician and writer of 'Streets of London', Ralph McTell, is set to play a birthday concert at the Half Moon in Putney this evening (Dec 7) in support of Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.
Crisis responds to National Audit Office report into sanctions
30.11.16| Topics: Benefits
The National Audit Office has published a report showing that the Department for Work & Pensions should do more to examine the impact of sanctions on people claiming benefits.
The Chancellor today announced a further £10 million funding over two years to the Rough Sleeping Fund as part of his Autumn Statement 2016.
Homelessness in Northern Ireland remains at historically high levels, with rising numbers of households officially accepted as homeless over the past three years, according to new research published today by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Five UK housing projects helping homeless people - or those at risk of homelessness - to rent a home have been chosen as the beneficiaries of a new £150k fund.