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Today Bob Blackman MP's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its Report Stage in the House of Commons.

Charities and government must work together as rough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'

Homeless people are increasingly being forced out of public spaces by hostile measures such as spikes, curved or segregated benches and deliberate noise pollution.

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).

Today the Government announced its support for the Homelessness Reduction Bill - a private member's bill put forward by Bob Blackman MP. The bill is due for its second reading on Friday 28 October but unless at least 100 MPs are in attendance on the day, it could easily be blocked or talked out.

MP have been pledging their support for a new law to help tackle homelessness after meeting with campaigners from across the country during a mass lobby organised by Crisis.

Hundreds of campaigners, many with experience of homelessness, will be meeting their MPs in Westminster today to ask them to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill during a crucial parliamentary debate on October 28.

Homelessness charity St Mungo's has published a new report showing the dangers of rough sleeping and the consequences for homeless people when they are unable to get help from their council.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced a new funding programme for local areas to reduce homelessness.

Homelessness is one of the great social injustices of our time, and parliament now has an historic opportunity to do more to tackle it. Last week an influential group of MPs published the results of a wide ranging inquiry into homelessness, and we urge the Government and MPs of all political persuasions to listen to its recommendations.

An influential parliamentary committee has published the final report from its wide ranging inquiry into homelessness in which it fully endorses the Homelessness Reduction Bill aimed at tackling and preventing homelessness in England.

Bob Blackman MP has announced that he will use his Private Members Bill to champion a new law aimed at tackling and preventing homelessness in England.

In London 8,096 people slept rough over the course of 2015/16, figures released today reveal a 7 per cent rise on the previous year, and more than double the reported figure of 3,975 in 2010/11.

New Scottish Government figures have shown that the number of people formally approaching their council as homeless in 2015/16 fell by 4% compared to the previous year.

A group of local and national charities are looking for volunteers to help with a major survey of rough sleepers in Westminster during the week commencing 10 July.

Following the release of Zac Goldsmith's London mayoral manifesto, homelessness charities Crisis, St Mungo's and Centrepoint have welcomed his pledge to expand No First Night Out, but would have liked greater ambition reflected in his policies.

Homelessness charities Crisis, St Mungo's and Centrepoint respond to the release of Sadiq Khan's London mayoral manifesto.

As Crisis opens its Christmas centres to an expected 4,000 homeless guests, new research reveals how one in four homeless people will spend this Christmas alone.

There are fears that Scotland's ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a report Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

In London 2,775 people slept rough from April to June 2015, figures released today reveal - an 11 per cent increase on the same period last year.

In London 7,581 people slept rough over the course of 2014/15, figures released today reveal - a 16 per cent rise on the previous year, and more than double the figure of 3,673 in 2009/10.

Latest statistics reveal that 2,343 people were recorded sleeping rough in the capital between January and March 2015.

Read Crisis' take on proposals on homelessness, housing and benefits from the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the SNP.

Crisis is one of six homelessness charities behind a joint letter to party leaders calling on the next government to review the help available to homeless people.

More than 45,000 people have backed Crisis' call for a review of the law in England so that no-one is forced to sleep rough.

The Liberal Democrats and Labour have both announced plans to tackle homelessness at the Crisis Conference 2015.

New statistics show 2,744 people slept rough on any one night last year - up 55 per cent since 2010.

New independent research published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals the true scale of homelessness in England.

Crisis has released new research warning of a 'tragic waste of young lives' lost to homelessness.

Crisis has opened 12 centres welcoming homeless guests in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services this Christmas.

Local councils face a Supreme Court challenge over the way they decide which homeless people are judged 'vulnerable' enough for rehousing, as Crisis and Shelter intervene in the case.

Over 10,000 people have signed to support the No One Turned Away campaign, demanding a review of help single homeless people get under the law.

Crisis responds to a London Assembly report calling for a change in the law to tackle rough sleeping after new figures show a rise of 23% in the capital.

Crisis responds to pictures on Twitter of 'anti-homeless people studs' outside a new building in London.

Landmark study provides first comprehensive picture of homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Crisis has called for urgent action after figures revealed that, despite signs of economic recovery, the number of people sleeping rough in London has risen again.

Crisis has opened ten centres welcoming homeless guests in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services.

6,437 people slept on the streets of London last year - a 13 per cent rise on 2011/12 and 62 per cent on 2010/11.

Crisis Skylight Oxford has begun preparations for a new arts project aimed at reaching out to the city's longest term rough sleepers and helping them off the streets for good.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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