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Almost two thirds (64%) of councils across England are struggling to find social tenancies for homeless people, while half find it 'very difficult' to assist applicants into privately rented accommodation, according to a report published today by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

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'

The Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network's (GHN) call for a new sector-led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.

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.

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).

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.

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

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness hosted its first Parliamentary reception yesterday to mark World Homeless Day.

Government figures show that 15,170 households were accepted as homeless between April and June of 2016, a rise of 3% on the previous quarter and a 10% rise on the same quarter last year.

Crisis welcomes commitment and calls for more 'concrete steps', including support for the Homelessness Reduction Bill in parliament.

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.

New government figures released today show that 14,780 households were accepted as homeless in the first three months of 2016 - a rise of nine per cent compared to the year before.

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.

MPs have been urged to grasp an 'historic opportunity' to make the most significant change to the law on homelessness in nearly 40 years.

An expert panel of council members, lawyers and housing experts has published its final proposals for a new English law aimed at making sure all homeless people can get the help they need.

Responding to the SNP's manifesto, launched today, national homelessness charity Crisis welcomed the focus on homelessness, particularly on protecting support for young people, but warned there is still much to do to arrest the growing number of homeless people stuck in unsuitable temporary accommodation.

Thanks to our donors and volunteers more than 4,000 guests received warmth and companionship this Christmas.

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.

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

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.

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

Crisis' Housing Team has prepared a new resource to help organisations working with homeless people moving into shared accommodation.

Read Crisis' response to 'troubling' new government statistics showing an increase in the numbers of homeless households.

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.

What happens when single homeless people ask their council for help? Take this Buzzfeed quiz to find out what Crisis' undercover researchers discovered.

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

Speakers including Minister for Communities Stephen Williams and Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds will explore the future of homelessness.

Politicians from across the political divide attended a Westminster Hall debate on support for single homeless people.

Record numbers back Crisis' campaign calling for a change in English law so that no-one is forced to sleep rough.

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.

Big Lottery Fund grant awarded to help homeless people in the Scottish capital find work.

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

Crisis has today responded to an annual survey of homelessness services in England conducted by umbrella body, Homeless Link.

Almost 8,000 homeless people have found new homes with help from a funding and advice programme run by Crisis.

Watch exclusive live performances from Jake Bugg, Bastille, AlunaGeorge and Michael Kiwanuka filmed at Crisis Presents.

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

Nine per cent of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, new research published today has revealed.

Sixty people gathered to celebrate the achievements of Crisis Skylight Coventry clients at the end of its first term.

Official statistics released today show deep cuts to housing benefit are to blame for a dramatic increase in people becoming homeless because they can no longer stay in their private rented accommodation.

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.

Young people and families are set to bear the brunt of rising homelessness, says new Crisis research.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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