Articles tagged with "Rough sleeping"
Rough sleeping rose by 6 per cent across England, on top of 23 per cent rise in the previous year, according to government figures.
Four students from Bristol University have attracted widespread attention after building an igloo which they slept in to raise money for Crisis.
With snow and freezing conditions forecast across the UK over the next couple of weeks, Severe Weather Emergency Provision has been activated.
After narrating Crisis' Christmas radio advert, and first ever TV advert, which together raised over ?370,000, Sir Ian McKellen visited Crisis at Christmas to see how the money was spent.
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.
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.
Nearly 1,500 people slept rough in London in the last two months, a 31% increase on the same period last year.
Grim tone at Crisis conference
03.05.12| Topics: London
Despite some glimmers of hope, cuts to homelessness services and the dire economic state of the country dominated Crisis' annual conference on Wednesday, with speakers and delegates voicing their fears that homelessness can only get worse in the UK.
If you would like to help people rough sleeping in London, No Second Night Out (NSNO) is looking for committed and passionate people to join their ranks now.
A special graduation ceremony took place on Friday 30 March at the NeuroSupport centre in Liverpool to mark a successful term for Crisis Skylight Merseyside.
Homelessness lessons from home and abroad
14.02.12| Topics: Housing
International findings on homelessness explored in lecture at Somerset House.
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.
Gabby Logan welcomed Crisis at Christmas guest turned volunteer Naomi O'Connor and Head of Crisis at Christmas Mick Bateman onto the sofa on Channel 5's Wright Stuff Extra to talk about the life-changing effect the charity has on homeless people's lives.
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?".
The scandal of the rising tide of homelessness must again be society's priority for action, said Crisis Director of Policy Duncan Shrubsole when Crisis hosted a special screening of the landmark film Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach and part of the BFI's complete retrospective of films by the British director
Squatters have been revealed as some of the most vulnerable of all homeless people by research published as the Government consultation into criminalisation of squatting comes to an end.
A new service, No Second Night Out, has been established to help people who are sleeping rough in London for the first time, and find them an immediate alternative so they don't spend another night on the streets.
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.
In the current economic climate, homelessness in Britain has been getting worse. As a result, Crisis has been receiving a lot of coverage, with media outlets asking for our opinion on homeless issues.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's single The A Team, telling the story of a homeless woman, has hit number 3 in the official UK Top 40.
Over 2,000 supporters of Crisis lay down in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral to draw attention to the plight of rough sleepers, before taking part in the 19th annual Square Mile Run.
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.