Articles tagged with "Campaign"
Government must use this month's Spending Review to build more affordable houses and stop and reverse cuts, particularly to housing benefit, following third consecutive year of rising homelessness.
Crisis is inviting you to put your questions to a panel at the Great Welfare Debate, its sold out 2013 conference which takes place on Monday.
A ten per cent rise in homelessness highlights the need for an urgent reversal of cuts to housing benefit.
Maria Eagle, MP for Liverpool Garston & Halewood, met people benefiting from Crisis Skylight Merseyside's outreach services last week and spoke with them about their concerns over welfare reform.
Homelessness Monitor released
04.12.12| Topics: Benefits
Young people and families are set to bear the brunt of rising homelessness, says new Crisis research.
Official figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have shown only 3.7 per cent of Work Programme participants were found jobs by the Government's flagship back to work initiative in its first 14 months.
Ed Sheeran gave his support to the Crisis No Going Home campaign, to defend housing benefit for under 25s with five exclusive videos.
Ed Sheeran took part in a guitar class at Crisis, Skylight education, training and employment centre in Newcastle on Saturday 10 November and helped launch No Going Home, defending housing benefit for young people.
Crisis has launched No Going Home as plans to abolish housing benefit for under-25s could leave tens of thousands of young people homeless.
Crisis has been raising housing and homelessness issues at this week's Labour Party Conference in Manchester.
Crisis sent representatives to the Liberal Democrat Party Conference this week to ensure housing was pushed up the political agenda.
Crisis has outlined its concerns at how Universal Credit - the Government's new, simplified benefits system - will work in practice once it is introduced in October 2013.
A new law will criminalise squatting, leaving vulnerable homeless people facing up to six month's imprisonment, or a fine they cannot pay, says Crisis.
Crisis chief executive Leslie Morphy comments on figures showing a 43% increase in the number of people seen sleeping rough last year on London's streets.
Join Dodgy in supporting the No One Turned Away campaign
23.05.12| Topics: Campaign
Recently reformed power pop combo Dodgy are supporting Crisis and its No One Turned Away campaign through their powerful new music video.
The Crisis petition, calling on the government to ensure no one is forced to sleep on the streets in 21st century Britain, has received nearly 10,000 signatures but will be closing soon.
The 40 Crisis supporters on our Walk to End Homeless have completed the first day of their sixty miles journey from Kent to London. They are walking to draw attention the No One Turned Away campaign and to mark the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas.
Crisis is calling on campaigners to challenge two legal changes that will lead to more homelessness: cuts to housing benefit for 25 to 35 year-olds and a move to criminalise squatting in residential properties.
Crisis at the Conservative Party Conference
12.10.11| Topics: Campaign
Crisis held a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference asking "Can the Coalition Government end Homelessness?".
Crisis is calling for supporters to sign a petition to strengthen the law so that no one is forced to sleep rough after being turned away by their local council.
Crisis has warned that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) system is still failing vulnerable people despite changes proposed in an independent review a year ago.
On Sunday 18 September Crisis held a successful event at the Liberal Democrat party conference entitled 'No place like home: Where next for housing and homelessness?'
The Government has promised that a working group of ministers with responsibilities around homelessness will consider Crisis' proposal that single homeless people should have a right to emergency accommodation.
Four out of ten of single homeless people have squatted at some point, so Government plans to criminalise squatting risk hitting the most vulnerable.
Crisis has come out in opposition of the government's plans to criminalise squatting. The charity is calling for the government to rethink the plans, as they will lead to the criminalisation of vulnerable people.
Crisis' 2010 Christmas Cracker fundraising campaign has been recognised for its success by winning an award in two different award ceremonies.
Crisis supporter David Rowntree, the drummer from the band Blur, has made an appearance on the BBC's Daily Politics show, discussing the Shared Accommodation Rate and his objections to the proposals to extend it to people under 35 years of age.
Crisis has welcomed news that the Government has dropped plans to cut the housing benefit of people struggling to find work, but stressed that further changes are needed if the Welfare Reform Bill is to work for the poorest and most vulnerable.
Celebrity 'word nuts' reinvent the online crossword for Crisis
06.01.11| Topics: Campaign
Celebrity wordsmiths David Mitchell, Ian Hislop, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Danny Wallace feature in a new online crossword game to help Crisis At Christmas 2010.
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.
Government 'peddling myths' to sell housing benefit cuts
02.11.10| Topics: Benefits
The coalition Government is misrepresenting the reality of benefit claimants and the impacts cuts will have according to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Cuts to Housing Benefit will mean serious hardship for many of the poorest households in Britain, but many people have a false impression of the benefits system and benefit claimants. Crisis has produced a tabloid-style leaflet to challenge the myths and misconceptions around Housing Benefit.
Crisis was at all three of the major party conferences over the past few weeks to make sure that homeless and vulnerably housed people are not forgotten in the course of cuts to welfare and public services.
An elegant and thought-provoking theatrical piece was performed at the Crisis centre in London by Elizabeth Mansfield, based on the lives and experiences of immigrants and refugees.
The A Positive View auction at Christie's has raised over £305,000.
Crisis campaigners today (1/04//10) went to Downing Street to deliver a petition calling for a change in the law to ensure better help for homeless people.
We'll be handing our Expose the truth campaign petition into Downing Street in April. Make sure you've signed it - and let us know if you fancy joining us to deliver it.
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and St Mungo’s, London’s leading homelessness organisation, have agreed to form a Strategic Alliance to harness and channel the strengths of each other and work together on a number of specific initiatives towards the goal of ending homelessness.
Crisis urges Government to advance protection for tenants
04.02.10| Topics: Campaign
Crisis has welcomed plans by the Government, which include setting up a national register of landlords to protect tenants. But the charity warns that speed is of the essence if these proposals are to become law before the general election.
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…
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.
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.
Gordon Brown was yesterday (11 November) challenged at Prime Minister's Question Time to pledge that the Government would not push through cuts which will affect some of the poorest tenants. Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, asked why the Government was planning to make this potentially damaging cut. You can find out more and take action to support the Crisis 'Poor choice' campaign by clicking on the link below.
Crisis launches 'Poor choice: stop cuts to the poorest'
04.11.09| Topics: Benefits
Crisis has launched a new campaign. We're opposing a Government cut which would see some of the poorest tenants, already struggling on very low incomes, suddenly lose up to £15 a week. Crisis is worried that this would lead to increases in debt, rent arrears and, in the worst cases, homelessness. We know that budgets are under pressure, but are dismayed that the Government is choosing to take money from the poorest at this difficult time. It’s a poor choice. Find out more and take action to support the campaign.
More details for the Crisis Conference, 22 October 2009, have been announced. Speakers include the Homelessness Minister Ian Austin MP and Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP. The conference will concentrate on issues around the private rented sector.
Crisis was highly visible at the Conservative Party conference. Making the point that David Cameron should follow the lead of fellow Conservative Boris Johnson, we were out on the streets wearing running gear and Boris masks.
One of our party conference events, held jointly with St Mungo’s, asked what the Conservatives would do to end homelessness. Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps agreed that the party would like to end rough sleeping, but did not pledge to do so. Hear why he hasn’t, why the Mayor of London has and what Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy thinks about it on this short film by Inside Housing magazine.
Health minister Phil Hope, joined a Crisis/St Mungo’s debate on mental health support for homeless people at Labour Party conference. The meeting heard from people who have suffered poor mental health and from charities working with homeless people. The message to the minister was the same - we need more specialised help, the point made in the joint letter Crisis signed which was published yesterday in the Guardian.
Crisis leads the debate on worklessness and homelessness
13.10.09| Topics: Campaign
At another joint Crisis/St Mungo’s event at Conservative Party conference, Shadow Work and Pensions Minister Lord Freud said that a possible future Conservative Government would want to work with charities such as Crisis which have expertise in providing the individualised support that homeless people need to get back into work.
Crisis and the National Landlords Association (NLA) joined forces at the Conservative Party Conference to deliver a vision for the private rented sector to encourage growth, professional standards and ways to get rid of the worst examples of practice. Both organisations want government better to acknowledge the important role the private rented sector plays and how access schemes play a vital part in opening up the private rented accommodation to homeless people.
Crisis teams up with St Mungo’s, Homeless Link, Broadway, Thames Reach, Salvation Army and Centrepoint to call for more mental health support services for homeless people in the run up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.
Channel 4 News has highlighted Crisis' Mystery Shoppers research in an investigation into women who are victims of domestic violence and not getting the help they need from their local council. The Crisis research revealed local authorities were not giving people the help that they were entitled to when they approached for assistance.
Crisis has exposed the truth about the paltry help single homeless people get when they ask their local council for assistance. Crisis is campaigning with a petition calling on the Government to widen the homelessness safety net so that every homeless person gets the help they need. Please help by signing up to our petition.
Crisis has voiced its opposition to proposed Government plans to changes to the Local Housing Allowance (the new form of housing benefit for private sector tenants). At the moment, tenants who find accommodation costing less than the full allowance are allowed to keep up to £15 a week. This flexibility was an integral part of the Government's original design of LHA, which was introduced last year.
Crisis volunteer Mariama Tushmemeriirwe took to Anthony Gormley's fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to help Crisis campaign to save more people from homelessness. She threw jellypeople through the safety net around the plinth to represent the thousands of people not getting the help they need when they approach their local authority for help
Councils are not giving people the protection from homelessness they are entitled to, research undertaken by Crisis has revealed. Local authorities are failing in their duties to properly assess people who approach them to judge their vulnerability, sometimes leaving them at severe risk of homelessness.