Articles tagged with "Single homelessness"
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 will receive ?1 million from the Department of Communities and Local Government to continue its work to help single homeless people find a home in private rented accommodation.
Register for the 21st Crisis Square Mile Run and join the 1000+ people who have already signed up to race to end homelessness.
Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, to lead speakers at the Crisis Conference 2013.
A ten per cent rise in homelessness highlights the need for an urgent reversal of cuts to housing benefit.
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 has been warning that the Work Programme is failing homeless people. Now a report from the public accounts committee has confirmed the scheme is 'extremely poor'.
Rough sleeping rose by 6 per cent across England, on top of 23 per cent rise in the previous year, according to government figures.
Crisis has launched Making it Count, an online toolkit to help schemes across the country show the excellent value for money they represent.
Neil Harvey, a client at Crisis Skylight Birmingham, has paid tribute to two Big Issue sellers, who were killed on January 11.
Housing benefit cuts, especially the bedroom tax, and a chronic lack of social housing could reverse Scotland's progress in tackling homelessness.
Crisis Skylight London clients and staff met Housing Minister Mark Prisk today when he visited its East London education and training centre.
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.
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.
Sir Ian McKellen narrates Christmas TV ad
28.11.12| Topics: Christmas
World renowned actor Sir Ian McKellen has narrated the first ever Crisis at Christmas TV advert which Crisis supporters now have the chance to preview on YouTube before it is broadcast in December.
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.
Many homeless people are being failed by the government's flagship Work Programme says a new report from Crisis, Homeless Link and St Mungo's, with the charities calling for urgent reform.
Ed Sheeran gave his support to the Crisis No Going Home campaign, to defend housing benefit for under 25s with five exclusive videos.
Crisis unveiled plans to offer single homeless people new education and training opportunities at a reception in Edinburgh attended by the Scottish housing minister.
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.
The third annual Homeless Games, supported by Crisis, has taken place in Liverpool.
Crisis Skylight Newcastle held a special event last month to celebrate work produced by homeless and vulnerably housed people at the Centre's first creative summer school.
Crisis has branded a new government report that aims to tackle rising homelessness a 'missed opportunity'.
Crisis has launched the final round of its funding for schemes helping single homeless people find homes in the private rented sector.
Crisis has condemned proposals suggested by the Prime Minister to remove housing benefit for those aged under 25 and signed a joint letter in response.
Crisis and Shelter have released interim findings from a three-year, Big Lottery Fund funded study into the experiences of homeless people who have been helped or resettled into the private rented sector (PRS).
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.
On the day statistics reveal homelessness rising yet higher, homelessness charity Crisis calls for a housing policy 'revolution' to stem the rising tide of homelessness across the country.
Short film released by Crisis looks at the devastating consequences of rising homelessness.
Crisis gave away the chance to be followed by Olympic super-heavyweight boxing champion Audley Harrison in honour of the Crisis Square Mile Run and the lucky winner was @RichardGaskin1
Unique works of art by some of the world's most celebrated artists have been sold for ?340,000 at Christie's in London, to raise funds for Crisis.
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.
After a life in and out of prison and a long period on the streets of London, Kevin C. Dooley says Crisis and an interview with The Independent newspaper made him realise he could get his life back on track.
Groundbreaking art exhibition the Crisis Commission opens to the public this week at Somerset House in London.
107,060 people approached their local council as homeless in 2011, government statistics reveal, prompting Crisis to call for better help for all homeless people.
Homelessness lessons from home and abroad
14.02.12| Topics: Housing
International findings on homelessness explored in lecture at Somerset House.
White House advisor and world-renowned homelessness expert Professor Dennis Culhane will take part in a panel discussion, Homelessness in Austere Times: lessons from home and abroad. Tickets are free with limited numbers still available.
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.
Applications have opened for volunteers to sign up to help over 3,000 homeless people for the 40th Crisis at Christmas which runs from 23-30 December across London this year.
Renowned Dub Poet Benjamin Zephaniah invited homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis Skylight London to romantic poet John Keats? Hampstead house for a tour and poetry workshop.
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?'
Crisis' latest appeal is the story of Emma as told by Jill Wallis, her coach on the charity's Unlock Your Potential Project.
Homelessness on rise as predicted by Crisis research
08.09.11| Topics: Poverty
Government figures report another rise in homelessness today as new research published by homelessness charity Crisis warns that the situation is set to get worse.
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, in conjunction with the charity Shelter, has backed a report released by the Local Government Ombudsman which condemns local councils for consistent failings and injustices when dealing with people at risk of homelessness.
Through the PRS Access Development Programme, Crisis allocates funding to voluntary and community agencies to help them support single homeless people into good quality, sustainable private rented accommodation. Crisis is now accepting applications for the next round of funds to be allocated.
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.
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.
Crisis has announced that its Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme will fund 80 new local schemes in 2011-12. Voluntary and community organisations are now being invited to apply to the programme for funding to help single homeless people access and sustain private rented accommodation in their local area.
Crisis has been awarded ?8m from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to further expand the Crisis Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme over the next two years. This funding will be allocated to voluntary and community agencies to enable them to support single homeless people into good quality, sustainable private rented accommodation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.