Articles tagged with "London"
Watch this film and see how Crisis' volunteers and donors helped thousands of homeless people enjoy warmth, comfort and companionship this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
New figures reveal that 2,561 people slept rough in London between January and March 2016.
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.
North London homelessness charity to merge with Crisis
04.03.16| Topics: London
Lift - a unique and innovative homelessness charity based in Harlesden in north London is to merge with Crisis.
Homeless people in London have been gaining new qualifications and skills at Crisis' Practical Catering classes.
Crisis at Christmas - thank you
31.12.15| Topics: Birmingham
Thank you to the thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters who helped make Crisis at Christmas happen for homeless people across the country.
Although Crisis at Christmas may be over for the year, Crisis classes and courses run year-round across the UK. Find out how we could help you make a new start.
Crisis at Christmas doors open
23.12.15| Topics: Birmingham
Crisis has opened its Christmas centres welcoming homeless guests in London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Coventry in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services.
Carol services take place across UK
16.12.15| Topics: Birmingham
Crisis Carol services have been taking place in Edinburgh, London, Newcastle and - for the first time - in Birmingham this month.
The BBC's December Lifeline appeal has launched, exploring how Crisis helps people move on from the devastation of homelessness.
The Homelessness Minister Marcus Jones visited Crisis Skylight in East London for a tour and to meet clients and staff.
Crisis' first charity shop has opened its doors, selling pre-loved clothes, books and homewares to help end homelessness.
Hundreds of daring fundraisers can make a splash and help end homelessness at Brockwell Lido, Tooting Bec Lido and the King's Cross Pond Club.
Online volunteer applications are now open for Crisis at Christmas in Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh, London and Newcastle.
Crisis is bringing new services to Croydon that will help homeless people rebuild their lives.
Homeless people gain Painting & Decorating qualifications
15.09.15| Topics: Education
Homeless people in London have gained qualifications and taken steps towards a new career thanks to a Painting & Decorating course at Crisis Skylight London.
A series of public events in September will open a window on artists at work in Crisis Skylight studios across the UK.
The singer joined a class of songwriters with experience of homelessness at Crisis Skylight London, sharing her thoughts on writing about unrequited love.
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.
2,000 race to end homelessness at the Crisis Square Mile Run
15.06.15| Topics: Fundraising
Fundraisers at the City of London race series are on track to raise £150,000 to help Crisis tackle rising homelessness across the country.
Crisis Skylight London runners take on the Crisis Square Mile Run
12.06.15| Topics: London
The team of homeless & vulnerably housed people from London joined 1,250 fundraisers at the Crisis Square Mile Run
Jermain Jackman visits Crisis songwriting class
26.05.15| Topics: Arts at Crisis Skylight
The performer joined a music class for homeless and vulnerably housed people in London.
Latest statistics reveal that 2,343 people were recorded sleeping rough in the capital between January and March 2015.
Homeless people meet local businesses at London employment fair
10.04.15| Topics: Employment
Homeless people looking for work boosted their job prospects and met with local and national businesses at an employment fair in London. The event was part of a national Employment Fortnight run by Crisis.
Last chance to join Crisis’ Royal Parks Half Marathon team
06.04.15| Topics: Fundraising
Read one of Crisis' runners from last year on why you should take on the popular London race.
Brandon Lewis MP sat in on Crisis IT and literacy classes and met with staff and clients on a visit to its education, training and advice centre in the capital.
Enter this year's ballot for the popular London race or guarantee a place today by signing up to run with Crisis in 2015 and help end homelessness.
Speakers including Minister for Communities Stephen Williams and Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds will explore the future of homelessness.
Around 250 people learnt more about different opportunities to volunteer in the homelessness sector at a special event organised by Crisis.
Crisis has been giving advice on helping homeless people move into rented accommodation at a series of events across the country.
Get on your bike and raise vital funds to support our work by taking on the 2012 Olympic route from London-Surrey with Crisis' Ride London team this summer.
Watch Crisis' new film and see what happened when we welcomed more than 4,000 people in from the cold this Christmas
Crisis classes and courses run year-round across the UK. Find out how we could help you make a new start.
Crisis at Christmas - thank you
31.12.14| Topics: Christmas
Crisis thanks the thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters who helped make Crisis at Christmas happen for homeless people across the country.
Watch - Crisis welcomes Christmas guests
24.12.14| Topics: Christmas
Watch Crisis' new film and see what happened when the first Crisis at Christmas centres opened on 23 December.
Crisis at Christmas doors open
23.12.14| Topics: Christmas
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.
Crisis at Christmas day centres are safe, warm and vibrant places to spend the festive period in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Crisis celebrates end of autumn term
12.12.14| Topics: Edinburgh
Homeless people across the UK have been celebrating their achievements at a series of local events to mark the end of Crisis' autumn term.
The singer joined 20 musicians with experience of homelessness at Crisis Skylight London to share her tips on making it in the music industry.
Crisis is looking for night shift volunteers in London to help prepare centres and make sure Crisis at Christmas guests get a peaceful night's sleep.
More than 200 people have turned out for the third annual Crisis Midwinter Swim at Tooting Bec Lido, hosted by EastEnders stars Stan Carter and Tosh.
This year Crisis will host special carol services in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Reserve your free tickets for a unique Christmas experience.
Join thousands of runners on the iconic route and help end homelessness.
The actor visited Crisis Skylight London to take part in a Shakespeare workshop.
MPs gave their backing to Crisis' new campaign at the House of Commons.
Homeless people looking for work got a chance to wow London businesses at a unique job fair at Crisis Skylight London.
Help make Christmas happen for homeless people in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Crisis is inviting hardy fundraisers to take an icy plunge at the charity's annual Crisis Midwinter Swim.
Crisis' cafe in London marked its successful first decade with a special neighbourhood party.
Buy tickets for a special preview screening of What We Did On Our Holiday in aid of Crisis.
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.
Homeless people across the UK are making a fresh start this summer at a series of classes run by Crisis.
Keep fit and help end homelessness at iconic Oxford and London events.
Homeless people have come together to celebrate their achievements at Crisis Skylight London's end of term Celebration of Success event.
1500 race to end homelessness at Crisis Square Mile Run
13.06.14| Topics: Fundraising
BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis was among the runners taking on the iconic City of London fun run.
Clients take part in the Crisis Square Mile Run
05.06.14| Topics: Coventry
Runners from Coventry, Merseyside and London took part in this year's Crisis Square Mile Run.
To mark Volunteers' Week, Crisis thanked people like Val who donate their time to help homeless people to get back on their feet.
Exhibition exploring 'Home' held in central London
Prizes are on offer for top Crisis Square Mile Run fundraisers (competition now closed)
Leading artists and members of Crisis art classes across the country attended a glittering private view of the Crisis Commission exhibition.
As part of the Crisis Commission series, Crisis will be hosting a special debate on housing and homelessness in London chaired by Inside Housing's Martin Hilditch.
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.
The BBC Newsnight presenter will wave the flag at the start of the iconic race on 12 June.
Former SAS man and action thriller writer Andy McNab has joined members of the Crisis Book Club at the group's first meeting of the spring term.
Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for Crisis by the charity's team of runners in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon.
More than 60 homeless people looking for work impressed potential employers at a special event at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis clients attended a private view and breakfast at London's Royal Academy of Arts this month. They saw a series of large-scale installations at Sensing Spaces, the RA's current exhibition.
Join 2,500 runners on the iconic route through the City of London.
Rumer attends Crisis music workshop
27.02.14| Topics: Arts at Crisis Skylight
The singer joined homeless musicians at Crisis Skylight London for a songwriting session.
Crisis Skylight London clients and staff met Housing Minister Kris Hopkins when he visited its education and training centre in the capital.
Homeless people in London will have access to books, newspapers, magazines, CDs and DVDs at Crisis' new in-house library.
Find out how you can keep fit and help us to end homelessness by signing up for one of our challenge events.
New Year, New You
30.12.13| Topics: Birmingham
Get where you want to be, with classes, activities and services for homeless people.
Crisis has opened ten centres welcoming homeless guests in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services.
Volunteers, supporters and staff came together at special events across the country to recognise the achievements of homeless people in courses and activities run by Crisis.
Homelessness figures show soaring prices and cuts are forcing out increasing numbers of London tenants.
Winners announced in Crisis Presents Twitter competition
02.12.13| Topics: Fundraising
Crisis has given away two pairs of tickets for Crisis Presents with Jake Bugg, Bastille, Michael Kiwanuka, AlunaGeorge, Foxes and Al Doyle of Hot Chip at the Eventim Apollo on Friday 20 December.
Fantastic prizes on offer for top Midwinter Swim fundraisers
29.11.13| Topics: Fundraising
Crisis has secured fantastic prizes for its top Midwinter Swim fundraisers - sign up today to be in with a chance of winning.
Foxes is to join Jake Bugg, Bastille, Michael Kiwanuka, AlunaGeorge and Al Doyle of Hot Chip on Friday 20 December at the Eventim Apollo for Crisis Presents.
A new library at Crisis Skylight London will enable clients to access books, newspapers, magazines, CDs and DVDs.
Michael Kiwanuka and Al Doyle join Crisis Presents
22.11.13| Topics: Christmas
Michael Kiwanuka and Al Doyle of Hot Chip are to join Jake Bugg, Bastille and AlunaGeorge on Friday 20 December at the Eventim Apollo.
Michael Kiwanuka and Al Doyle join Crisis Presents
08.11.13| Topics: Fundraising
Michael Kiwanuka and Al Doyle of Hot Chip are to join Jake Bugg, Bastille and AlunaGeorge on Friday 20 December at the Eventim Apollo for Crisis Presents
Thousands of people are being asked to donate their time over the festive period and volunteer for Crisis at Christmas 2013 in London, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Crisis needs brave fundraisers to make a splash for the annual Crisis Midwinter Swim.
With spaces still available to enter the 2014 London Marathon with Crisis, some of our runners reveal why they have already signed up for the iconic race.
Crisis at Christmas needs big empty buildings to offer warmth, comfort and life-changing services to thousands of homeless people this Christmas, and will start to recruit volunteers in October.
Spaces are now available to tackle the ultimate running challenge and complete the world famous Virgin Money London Marathon for Crisis.
London themed art created by Crisis clients is to go on display in the Big Apple.
Crisis Skylight London clients have joined more than 100 homeless artists in entering a unique photography competition in the capital.
Homeless football players in London have been training together and keeping fit at a series of sessions led by Arsenal in the Community.
Homeless artists in the capital have hosted a pop-up stall at the iconic Spitalfields Market selling jewellery created in classes at Crisis Skylight London.
£4,000 is still needed to complete the much-needed renovation of Crisis Skylight London - please donate today.
Homeless people have learnt tips and techniques for a healthy body and mind at a special weekend of wellbeing workshops.
Homeless artists at Crisis Skylight centres across the UK will be exhibiting at Art in Crisis, a national festival of visual and performing arts running from 17 July to 3 August.
Please help us to renovate our Crisis Skylight Centre
28.06.13| Topics: Fundraising
By supporting the Crisis Renovation Appeal, you will help thousands of homeless people enjoy a better, modernised environment when we welcome them through our doors.
Crisis hosts Celebration of Success
24.06.13| Topics: Arts at Crisis Skylight
Homeless clients in the capital attended a special event to recognise their achievements over the Spring term at Crisis Skylight London.
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.
Jo Brand hosts 2,000 runners in 21st Crisis Square Mile Run
14.06.13| Topics: Fundraising
Jo Brand has hosted the 21st Crisis Square Mile Run in the City of London and urged more people to take notice of homelessness in the Capital and beyond.
Two teams of Crisis clients are set to enter the 21st annual Crisis Square Mile Run on 13 June, as preparations continue for the iconic City event.
Delegates from across the country participated in the Great Welfare Debate, as Crisis hosted its sold-out 2013 conference, chaired by BBC Home Editor Mark Easton.
A new collaboration between Crisis, Open Cinema and the Open University is bringing a season of film to Crisis Skylight London and offering clients exciting education opportunities.
Clients at Crisis Skylight London and Edinburgh have enjoyed a busy week of cultural activities.
Homeless clients from Crisis Skylight London's art classes will be attending a special event to celebrate the success of a charity calendar featuring their work.
Seventeen Crisis Skylight London clients will perform The Answer To Everything, a 70-minute interactive film and live opera event at the BFI Southbank, London.
The artwork of a client at Crisis Skylight London is being exhibited at Spitalfields Arts Market.
Benefit cuts, soaring house prices and rents have pushed up homelessness in London three times faster than England as a whole.
Outings to local cultural venues are a popular and important element of Crisis' work across the country.
Homeless and formerly homeless people looking for work impressed potential employers at a special event at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis Skylight Cafe London is celebrating its fifth year of partnership with Switchback, a scheme supporting young offenders back into work.
X Factor winner James Arthur has pledged his support after attending a music workshop at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis Skylight Cafe London hosted two events put on by Ethical Eats, a London food link network that helps businesses become more sustainable.
After winning his second heavyweight Prizefighter tournament at the weekend, the Olympic gold medallist came in to share his experience and tips on motivation with clients and staff at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis Skylight Cafe London trainees are using their baking skills to provide fresh baked snacks for guests of the Holiday Inn Stadium Lounge Bar and the Staybridge Suites Pantry Stratford City.
More than 60 clients at Crisis Skylight London met stars from Hollywood blockbuster The Eagle, at a screening of the film in the performing arts room.
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.
Crisis Skylight London clients and staff met Housing Minister Mark Prisk today when he visited its East London education and training centre.
Crisis Skylights gear up for new term
07.01.13| Topics: Bermondsey
Crisis Skylight learning and education centres across the country have begun enrolment for the Winter Term, which starts this month.
Thousands of homeless people visited our Crisis at Christmas centres in December 2012 with all our residential centres filled to capacity and day centres busy throughout the whole week.
This year Crisis at Christmas will have five day centres and as per usual there will be a shuttle bus service to pick up volunteers and guests and transport them to the appropriate centre.
Two lucky bidders can win the chance to meet Paul Weller before the Crisis Presents gig on Wednesday 19 December.
Homelessness charity Crisis urgently needs to find a building to house 150 homeless people over Christmas after one of its nine centres failed a fire safety check.
Two lucky members of the Twitterati, @amyferns and @RichStew have each won a pair of tickets to Crisis Presents. The showpiece event takes place on Wednesday 19 December at the Hammersmith Apollo, London.
Crisis Skylight London is entering into its fourth year of working with International House Trust.
This year Crisis will host Carol Services in the historic surrounds of London's Southwark Cathedral and The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle.
More than 100 Crisis Skylight London clients, volunteers, supporters and staff gathered at the Bishopsgate Institute to celebrate the learning achievements of clients.
Emeli Sande will perform at the Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 19 December with Paul Weller and Miles Kane at a gig hosted by Ben Elton in aid of Crisis.
Applications are now open for volunteers to sign up to Crisis at Christmas 2012 which runs from 23-30 December in centres across London.
Andrew Estephane, who refined his songwriting skills at Crisis Skylight London, has made it through to the regional finals of a major music competition with his song, 'I'm an Eastender'.
Artist, designer and performer John Webb, a client at Crisis Skylight London, is celebrating the launch of an exhibition of his work at The Brady Arts and Community Centre in Whitechapel.
Oleg Kudryashov to exhibit at the Bermondsey Project
04.09.12| Topics: London
The Bermondsey Project, a creative hub and gallery run by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, will host a major exhibition of work by Oleg Kudryashov.
Artists in residence required for new arts project in Bermondsey
06.08.12| Topics: Employment
The Bermondsey Project - a creative hub led by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and Bow Arts - is recruiting four artists in residence to take up studio space and offer mentoring to clients of the charity.
Crisis Skylight photographers will document their experience of the Olympic Games in a bid to feature in a special exhibition.
Crisis artists have been invited to showcase their work at the Without Walls exhibition at The Guardian offices throughout August.
Opportunities for artists in residence at the Bermondsey Project
22.06.12| Topics: London
The Bermondsey Project has six studios available for artists to join its new creative hub in London's fastest growing arts district.
Crisis Skylight London hosted a weekend for homeless and vulnerably housed people to receive health check ups and get active through a range of exercise and wellbeing activities.
2,000 runners who took to the streets of London at the 20th annual Crisis Square Mile Run were waved off from Paternoster Square by University Challenge and Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman.
Inspirational artist invites Crisis clients to studio
15.06.12| Topics: London
Artist and Crisis supporter Andrew Logan invited homeless and vulnerably housed clients from Crisis Skylight London to his studio last week, to watch work being made and to talk about the creative process of jewellery making.
Last call to register for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run
13.06.12| Topics: London
Today is the last chance to register for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run in the City of London and race to help end homelessness.
Crisis clients enjoy Tower Bridge Jubilee Street Party celebrations
08.06.12| Topics: London
Bad weather conditions were unable to dampen the spirits of clients from Crisis Skylight London's Skills for Life Class when they took up their invitation to attend the Tower Bridge Jubilee Street Party at the weekend.
The Bermondsey Project is playing host to a nature-themed photographic exhibition as Charles March, a former leading advertising photographer, makes his return to the medium.
Nearly 1,500 people slept rough in London in the last two months, a 31% increase on the same period last year.
The Crisis Skylight Cafe London provided catering for the London Revolution, a 180 mile cycling event around London for 1,200 people.
The drummer from one of Britain's most iconic bands paid a visit to Crisis Skylight London last week to take part in a session with the Homeless Oratorio.
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.
Top firm Fidelity Worldwide Investment has thrown down the gauntlet to rival corporate teams to get fundraising for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run at a time when rough sleeping is steadily increasing across the Capital.
Journalism masterclass for Crisis Skylight London members
27.04.12| Topics: London
Television presenter, newsreader and journalist Fiona Foster visited the Crisis Skylight centre in London last week to take part in a special journalism class.
A Celebration of Success ceremony recognising the achievements of homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis has been attended by more than 100 members, volunteers and supporters.
The first Crisis Human Library event to be held at Hopetown women's hostel in Whitechapel has been hailed a success.
Visual artist and sculptor Hugo Dalton is exhibiting at Crisis' Bermondsey Project Space until 19 February.
Crisis held an intimate charity premiere of The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, on 6 February
Since October last year the University of the Arts has been working with homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis Skylight and in February the results of this collaboration will form a week long exhibition at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design.
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.
David Gray joins songwriting group at Crisis Skylight London
16.11.11| Topics: London
Homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis Skylight London's songwriting group were able to pick the brains of one the country's biggest recording artists when they welcomed David Gray into their regular session.
The 2011 Crisis Carol Service will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 10 December, 6.30pm.
Long term Crisis supporter Audley Harrison took a break from his dancing rehearsals this week to visit the Crisis Skylight Centre in East London, meeting some of its members and learning more about the courses available to them.
A specially selected group of Crisis members has been given the opportunity to learn crucial work skills by one of the UK's biggest facilities management companies
Skylight Café London event to celebrates new kitchen
23.09.11| Topics: London
The Crisis Skylight Cafe in London held a special celebration event to welcome its new professional and well equipped kitchen.
Crisis Skylight graduation celebration at Bishopsgate Institute
13.09.11| Topics: Education
100 people gathered in the Bishopsgate Institute, London, to celebrate the learning achievements of Crisis Skylight clients.
Students from Crisis' ESOL classes went on an educational trip to Kensington Palace, one of London's most historic buildings.
New dawn for homeless people at Crisis Skylight Cafe
29.07.11| Topics: Education
The Crisis Skylight Cafe, a social enterprise in east London where homeless people can gain work experience and qualifications, has been refurbished and has now re-opened.
Bishopsgate Institute has offered cultural events, courses for adults, and library and archive collections for over a hundred years. Recently, members of Crisis Skylight English club were given the opportunity to be community curators at the Institute, selecting items to go into a new display.
The spring term is over at Crisis' Skylight centres, and at Skylight London a graduation ceremony was held, where members who had completed courses were celebrated.
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.
For the past few weeks, the Crisis Skylight Cafe in London has been working in partnership with Harvey Nichols, one of the most prestigious department stores in the UK, as part of the Street Smart scheme.
New drama group at Crisis aims to create a Living Newspaper
28.01.11| Topics: London
A new drama group at Crisis Skylight London is specifically interested in "news and news stories from people who do not think of themselves as actors" in a new Skylight class, started last week.
Crisis Skylight London has called for nylon-stringed guitars suitable for beginners to help homeless and vulnerably housed people.
'Chorus of Light' concert to raise money for Crisis
23.11.10| Topics: Christmas
The community choral society Vox Holloway, based at St Luke's church, in North London, is putting on a 'Chorus of Light' concert on Sunday 28 November.
Two Crisis members have won a borough-wide campaign by the Bow Arts Trust to find deserving artists in need of studio space.
Crisis has been donated two vans by CitySprint, to aid their distribution of essential supplies over this year's Crisis at Christmas.
Crisis millinery tutor is awarded Hat Maker of the Year
01.10.10| Topics: London
Kate Langrish-Smith, a Crisis assistant - turned- tutor in millinery has just been awarded the title of Hat Maker of the Year at an awards ceremony in Paris.
Universal Pictures has agreed to donate tickets to its upcoming premieres for auction at Crisis. Next up is the new Zac Efron flick, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.