New research: Welfare reform to drive up homelessness in Wales - 11 June 2013
Welfare reform, particularly cuts to housing benefit such as the bedroom tax, will drive homelessness upwards in Wales, research unveiled at the Welsh Assembly today (Tuesday 11 June) revealed.
Homelessness rises by six per cent in the East of England while number of households in B&Bs doubles - 11 June 2013
A six per cent increase in homelessness in the East of England over the last year means the government must use this month's Spending Review to build more affordable houses and stop and reverse cuts, particularly to housing benefit, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Homelessness rises by nine per cent in South East while number of households in B&Bs doubles - 11 June 2013
A nine per cent increase in homelessness in the South East over the last year means the government must use this month's Spending Review to build more affordable houses and stop and reverse cuts, particularly to housing benefit, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Homelessness rises by 16 per cent in London - government must reverse cuts and build new homes says Crisis - 6 June 2013
A 16 per cent increase in homelessness in London over the last year, means the government must use this month's Spending Review to build more affordable houses and stop and reverse cuts, particularly to housing benefit, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Homelessness rises again - government must reverse cuts and build more homes says Crisis - 6 June 2013
Homelessness has risen for the third consecutive year according to government figures announced today. This increase in homelessness means the government must use this month's Spending Review to build more affordable houses and stop and reverse cuts, particularly to housing benefit, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Work and Pensions Select Committee Report: Crisis response - Work Programme is 'failing homeless people' - 21 May 2013
Crisis welcomes the report of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and its conclusion that the Work Programme is failing to move homeless people closer to work.
Celebration of achievement for homeless people at the Museum of Liverpool - 17 April 2013
An event celebrating the achievements of homeless and vulnerably housed clients who attend education courses in Merseyside run by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has taken place at the Museum of Liverpool.
Crisis response to murder of Kevin Bennett - 15 April 2013
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, responds to the conviction of the three young men responsible for the murder of Kevin Bennett as he slept outside a Liverpool supermarket in August 2012.
Bleak April of multiple cuts will increase homelessness - 31 March 2013
In April the country's poorest households will be hit hard by harsh cuts that will cause more people to lose their homes, warns charity Crisis.
Crisis warns housing benefit cuts could derail Scottish homelessness progress - 28 March 2013
UK Government plans to cut housing benefit could derail Scottish progress in tackling homelessness, as figures released today reveal a further fall in homelessness applications to their local council.
Government cuts hit home as homelessness rises again - 22 March 2013
The ten per cent rise in homelessness highlights the need for an urgent reversal of cuts to housing benefit, says Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Devon homelessness scheme receives national award - 21 March 2013
North Devon SmartMove Partnership, a scheme that helps homeless people find a place to call home, has been crowned a Private Renting Champion by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Nottinghamshire homelessness scheme receives national award - 21 March 2013
Framework in Nottinghamshire, a scheme that helps homeless people find a place to call home, has been crowned a Private Renting Champion by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Croydon homelessness scheme wins national award - 21 March 2013
CAYSH in Croydon, a scheme that helps homeless people find a place to call home, has been crowned a Private Renting Champion by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Liverpool homelessness scheme receives national award - 21 March 2013
The Whitechapel Centre, which runs a scheme helping homeless people find a place to call home, has been crowned a Private Renting Champion by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
James Arthur backs homelessness charity Crisis - 13 March 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur has pledged his support for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, after attending a music workshop at the charity's East London headquarters.
Businesses invited to help homeless people back to work - 6 March 2013
Homelessness charity Crisis is inviting businesses to learn more about its work to support homeless people back into jobs at a special Employment Platform event in East London on Wednesday 20 March.
Charities urge rethink on plan that could drive up youth homelessness - 11 February 2013
Plans to penalise low income families for having young adult job seekers living at home could drive up homelessness, leading housing and homelessness charities warn today.
Number of rough sleepers rise again in England - 6 February 2013
A 6 per cent rise in the number of people sleeping rough is condemned by national homelessness charity Crisis.
New toolkit helps private rented sector schemes show value for money - 28 January 2013
Crisis - the national lead on best practice in the private rented sector (PRS) - has launched Making it Count, an online toolkit to help schemes across the country show the excellent value for money they represent.
Falling homelessness will be short lived, says Crisis - 15 January 2013
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, says that housing benefit cuts, especially the bedroom tax, and a chronic lack of social housing could reverse Scotland's progress in tackling homelessness - particularly for single people.
New funding to house thousands of homeless people - 10 January 2013
A programme which has helped almost 4,000 single homeless people into private rented accommodation since 2010 will be expanded with funding for 23 additional schemes, announces Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Sir Ian McKellen visits Crisis at Christmas - 9 January 2013
This year, Sir Ian McKellen supported Crisis, the charity for single homeless people, by narrating its Christmas radio advert and first-ever television advert, which together raised more than ?370,000.
Desperate shortage of homes for single people says Crisis, as charity opens its doors for Christmas - 24 December 2012
As Crisis opens its Christmas centres(1) for homeless people, the charity warns that a desperate shortage of housing, particularly for those on benefits, will see more people become homeless and calls on the government to rethink its cuts to housing benefit.
RESEARCH: Welfare cuts threaten progress on tackling homelessness in Scotland - 18 December 2012
Research to be released at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 18 December warns that welfare cuts threaten to undo progress in tackling homelessness in the country.
Crisis response to Autumn Budget Statement - 5 December 2012
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, responds to the Autumn Budget Statement.
Research: young people to bear brunt of rising homelessness - 4 December 2012
More people are becoming homeless in England as the impacts of cuts to housing benefit start to bite against the backdrop of the continuing economic downturn - with young people and families with children first in the firing line, new research has revealed.
RESEARCH: Welfare cuts threaten progress on tackling homelessness in Scotland - 4 December 2012
UK government welfare cuts may lead to increased homelessness in Scotland new research has revealed.
Poll says public generally oppose stopping under 25s claiming housing benefit - 3 December 2012
New poll findings show over half (57%) of people surveyed who had an opinion are opposed to proposals by ministers to end housing benefit for most under 25-year-olds.
Work Programme is not working for homeless people - 26 November 2012
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.
Tauheedul Relief Trust raises thousands of pounds for Crisis - 16 November 2012
Lancashire based charity Tauheedul Relief Trust has raised thousands of pounds for Crisis following seven days of activities and fundraising events.
Cut to young people's housing benefit could leave tens of thousands homeless - 12 November 2012
Government plans to abolish housing benefit for under-25s could leave tens of thousands of young people homeless, warns Crisis.
Applications open for Crisis at Christmas 2012 - 15 October 2012
Applications open at midday on Monday 15 October for volunteers to sign up to Crisis at Christmas 2012 which runs from 23-30 December in centres across London.
Crisis unveils new plans to help city's single homeless people at reception attended by Scottish housing minister - 11 October 2012
Crisis - the national charity for single homeless people - has unveiled plans to offer single homeless people new education and training opportunities in Edinburgh.
NHS must act now to prevent early deaths amongst homeless people - 2 October 2012
New research has called for NHS restructuring to consider the needs of homeless people as it is revealed they die 30 years younger than the national average.
Crisis concern at Number 10 proposal to water down social housing requirement - 6 September 2012
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has voiced 'deep concern' over proposals from the government to remove the obligation for developers to build affordable and social housing as part of a drive to boost economic growth.
London hardest hit by rising homelessness - 6 September 2012
London has seen a 27% rise in people accepted as homeless by their local council, far outstripping other regions of the country.
Single people find new homes through Crisis private renting project - 30 July 2012
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has published a report detailing achievements from its first year running the Private Renting Access Development Programme and is now inviting applications for the third and final round of the programme.
Launch of final round of funding for private rented sector schemes supported by Crisis - 2 July 2012
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has launched the final round of its funding for schemes helping single homeless people find homes in the private rented sector
Numbers of new people sleeping rough on London's streets soar - 29 June 2012
Commenting on new figures released today showing a 43% increase in the number of people seen sleeping rough last year on London's streets Crisis chief executive Leslie Morphy said:
Crisis calls for a housing policy 'revolution' as homelessness continues to rise - 14 June 2012
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.
Crisis Commission North East exhibiting at BALTIC - 16 May 2012
Artists working out of Crisis Skylight Newcastle are exhibiting their work at the world-renowned BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead as part of the Crisis Commission.
Unique art works raise £340,000 for Crisis - 4 May 2012
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, the national charity for single homeless people.
Crisis: Fit-for-work test 'inhumane and ignorant' - 3 May 2012
The Work Capability Assessment fit-for-work test (WCA) is ignorant of the challenges, barriers and health problems faced by homeless people and treats homeless people inhumanely, says Crisis.
Mayoral candidates pledge 'new drive' to end homelessness - 1 May 2012
All of the main Mayoral candidates have pledged to lead a new drive to end homelessness in the capital if elected following a campaign from Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. 
New Merseyside homelessness charity 'needed more than ever' as rough sleeping soars in North West - 2 April 2012
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, part of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, against a backdrop of rising rough sleeping in the North West.
"Perfect storm" drives homelessness upwards again - 8 March 2012
107,060 people approached their local council as homeless in 2011, government statistics released today reveal, prompting national homelessness charity Crisis to call for better help for all homeless people.
National Grid Chief Executive joins Crisis as new chairman - 5 March 2012
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has appointed a new chairman and a number of new trustees to its Board.
Crisis takes over the City for the 20th annual Square Mile Run - 29 February 2012
Registration for the 20th annual Crisis Square Mile Run is now open and the homelessness charity is hoping for record numbers of city sprinters to take part in this popular summer event.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the West Midlands following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 14% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the West Midlands, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the South West following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 25% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the South West, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in Yorkshire and the Humber following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 30% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in Yorkshire and the Humber, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the East of England following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 17% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the East of England, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the South East following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 39% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the South East, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the North West following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 49% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the North West, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in the East Midlands following shocking new official statistics - 24 February 2012
Shocked by the 55% rise in official figures for rough sleeping in the East Midlands, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Crisis presses for law change to curb rough sleeping in light of shocking new official statistics - 23 February 2012
Shocked by the 23% rise in official figures for rough sleeping, national single homelessness charity Crisis is pressing for law change to make sure local councils help anyone facing homelessness.
Sir Ian McKellen to guide adventurers on journey to Tolkien's homeland - 13 February 2012
Registration has opened for Crisis Mission: A Journey to the Midlands (and back again) - a high-tech quest from London to Tolkien?s homeland in the Midlands. The event is in aid of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Art in Crisis on display at Bermondsey Project Space - 10 February 2012
Work by past and present members* of Crisis Skylight London, exploring personal journeys of homelessness, opens this month at the Bermondsey Project Space [ 24 February to 4 March ]
Choreographers Marquez and Zangs to perform at Bermondsey Project Space - 6 February 2012
Choreographers Marquez and Zangs (Mariana Lucia Marquez and Emma Zangs) will perform their piece Unfashion at the Bermondsey Project Space which is currently exhibiting Hugo Dalton's Mother Nature BDSM.
White House advisor to join Crisis panel discussion on the future of homelessness in the UK - 20 January 2012
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.
Crisis Skylight Newcastle hosts welcome event for volunteers from Namibia as part of a major international exchange programme - 19 January 2012
Crisis Skylight Newcastle hosted a welcome event on the evening of Wednesday 18 January for a group of volunteers who will be spending the next three months assisting homelessness projects across Newcastle.
Homeless people die 30 years before national average - 21 December 2011
Homeless people die thirty years before the national average, says shocking new research from Sheffield University commissioned by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
24% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 24% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
20% of people in the East Midlands fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 20% of people in the East Midlands are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
27% of people in the East of England fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 27% of people in the East of England are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
27% of people in London fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that
27% of people in London are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
28% of people in the North East fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 28% of people in the North East are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
26% of people in the North West fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 26% of people in the North West are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
20% of people in the South East fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 20% of people in the South East are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
30% of people in the South West fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 30% of people in the South West are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
28% of people in the West Midlands fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 28% of people in the West Midlands are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems. Nationally, 25% of people were similarly concerned.
19% of people in Wales fear losing homes - 13 December 2011
A YouGov survey on behalf of homelessness charity Crisis has found that 19% of people in Wales are concerned that they might lose their homes because of Britain?s current economic problems.
One in four fear losing homes and nearly three quarters want help for single homeless strengthened - 8 December 2011
A poll released on the same day that Government figures showed rising homelessness has revealed that one in four people in Britain is worried about losing their home.
Contemporary art greats unite for landmark exhibition - 5 December 2011
Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan Yeo, Bob & Roberta Smith, Nathan Coley and Nika Neelova come together for the must see art event for London in 2012
Crisis to feature in ITV1 Text Santa campaign - 25 November 2011
Crisis is one of nine UK charities to feature in a major new television fundraising project to raise funds for the charity during the Christmas period.
2,000 volunteers ask Cameron to do more for homeless people - 25 November 2011
More than 2,000 volunteers have signed a letter calling on the Prime Minister to ensure people get the help they need when they approach their local council as homeless.
Response to Housing Strategy from homelessness charity Crisis - 21 November 2011
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has released the following response to Laying the Foundations: a housing strategy for England.
Homeless musicians share their stories in a unique performance with the London Symphony Orchestra - 21 November 2011
Crisis Skylight London has teamed up with Squeaky Gate - a music education charity - to produce a show of original music at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden by people who have been homeless on the streets of the capital.
Crisis Skylight Oxford receives £50,000 from Freemasons' Grand Charity - 17 November 2011
Crisis' new Skylight Centre in Oxford has received a major grant of £50,000 from the Freemasons' Grand Charity.
Audley Harrison MBE visits Crisis Skylight London - 4 November 2011
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.
Paul Weller, Tim Minchin, Graham Coxon, Jo Brand and Ross Noble to Stand Up and Rock for Crisis - 1 November 2011
Paul Weller, Tim Minchin, Graham Coxon and Jo Brand will headline Stand Up and Rock: a music and comedy gig in aid of homelessness charity Crisis on Tuesday 20 December at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. The event will be hosted by Ross Noble.
Year's imprisonment for vulnerable squatters to be forced through next week - 26 October 2011
The Government has announced this morning that it will push through measures on Monday to criminalise squatting, leaving vulnerable homeless people facing up to a year's imprisonment.
Crisis Skylight Oxford to open - 25 October 2011
Oxford's Old Fire Station is hosting a weekend of events for its official opening as a unique centre for creativity, entertainment and learning.
Scandal of homelessness must be society's top priority says Crisis at BFI Southbank Cathy Come Home screening - 5 October 2011
The scandal of the rising tide of homelessness  must again be society's priority for action said Crisis Director of Policy Duncan Shrubsole, when the homelessness charity hosted a special screening of the landmark film Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach as part of the BFI's complete retrospective of films by the British director.
'True plight' of squatters exposed by research - 3 October 2011
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.
Volunteer call for 40th Crisis at Christmas - 3 October 2011
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.
New Government figures reveal homelessness rising, as research predicts - 8 September 2011
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.
Independent research: Benefit cut to lead to homeless rise - 19 July 2011
A housing benefit cut that will hit 62,500 25-34 year-olds will lead to an increase in homelessness, research undertaken by York University has revealed.
London to be hardest hit by benefit cut - 19 July 2011
A housing benefit cut that will hit 25-34 year olds and is due to be laid before Parliament. The cut will lead to an increase in homelessness, especially in the capital, research by University of York warns.
Crisis condemns plans to criminalise squatting - 13 July 2011
Homelessness charity Crisis condemns government plans to criminalise squatting.
Charities back 'damning indictment' of local council homeless failings - 7 July 2011
Homelessness charities Crisis and Shelter have backed a report released by the Local Government Ombudsman that condemns local councils for consistent failings and injustices in dealing with people at risk of homelessness.
Government 'must change course' as homelessness rises - 9 June 2011
Homelessness charity Crisis has responded to alarming new Government statistics showing that the number of people approaching their council as homeless is 23% higher than the same time last year, while the proportion being accepted as homeless has fallen by 2%.
Square Mile Runners to help vulnerable Londoners - 7 June 2011
The 19th annual Crisis Square Mile Run will take place on Thursday 9 June, with over 2,000 runners taking on a 6km route past some of London?s most iconic landmarks to help Crisis fight homelessness.
11,000 disabled people face losing their homes - 3 June 2011
New government statistics show that 11,000 disabled people could lose their homes as a result of a cut to housing benefit that will come in from January 2012.
Crisis project unveiled as National Lottery Awards semi-finalist - 24 May 2011
Crisis Skylight in London has been unveiled as a semi-finalist in this year's National Lottery Awards, the annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects.
Skylight visitors learn not to judge a book by its cover - 19 May 2011
On Tuesday Crisis Skylight London played host to the Human Library, an event which the charity runs regularly across the UK which gives people the opportunity to gain a new perspective on homelessness.
Single people falling through cracks into years of homelessness - 11 May 2011
Local councils are failing to help single people find a home, allowing thousands of people to fall through the cracks into years of homelessness, says a new research report from Crisis.
Mission Accomplished - 9 May 2011
On Saturday Mission Oxford, a high tech treasure hunt created by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, was run in the streets of Oxford and London. Competitors completed tasks around famous landmarks in both cities and enjoyed a grand day out, all the while raising money to help homeless and vulnerable people.
From London to Oxford on a fundraising mission - 26 April 2011
Mission Oxford is a high tech treasure hunt created by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. It will take place on 7 May and will see crowds of participants following a trail from London to Oxford, with the team that raises the most money winning an iPhone for each member.
Crisis fears drastic benefit cut risks rise in rough sleeping as charity publishes damning new survey evidence - 20 April 2011
Crisis today publishes a new national survey that supports its fears that many of the 88,000 people affected by the Government's latest planned cut in housing benefit could become homeless, if the change goes ahead.
Shakespeare tutor honoured for services to homeless - 1 April 2011
Peter Searle, a volunteer tutor at homelessness charity Crisis, has been honoured with a new award for his work teaching and performing Shakespeare with homeless people at the charity in East London.
Birmingham residents to take out 'human books' - 1 March 2011
Members of the public will get the opportunity to speak informally with 'human books' who have experienced homelessness at Birmingham Central Library on Thursday 3 March from 1pm - 4pm.
Old Spice spoof to tempt aspiring athletes - 25 February 2011
Ex-homeless man turned model and current Mr England Vaughan Bailey has made a spoof of the famous Old Spice internet viral ad to sign people up to the Gold Challenge, where aspiring athletes can try their hand at Olympic sports to raise money for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Self-help housing could open doors for homeless people - 15 February 2011
Organisations that reclaim empty buildings to house homeless people face barriers that limit their achievements, new research commissioned by Crisis has found.
Crisis funds new projects to help homeless people - 10 February 2011
Crisis has announced funding awards of £2 million for 49 new local projects across England that will help single homeless people find new homes and lasting independence.
Abseil or parachute for Newcastle’s homeless - 7 February 2011
Crisis Skylight, a project that helps single homeless people in Newcastle,
has two exciting fundraising events taking place this Spring. A call for fearless fundraisers goes out from Crisis Skylight Newcastle this week, with opportunities to take part in a parachute jump or an abseil event to raise money to help homeless people in the city.
Crisis seeds to succeed in Spitalfields - 3 February 2011
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is launching a new urban food-growing project to promote the therapeutic (and financial) benefits of seed-to-plate gardening.
Paxman and Rice open hi-tech treasure hunt for Crisis - 18 January 2011
Homelessness charity Crisis opens entry for UK?s first charity Smartphone treasure hunt fronted by celebrity challengers Aneka Rice and Jeremy Paxman
Smartphone treasure hunt is UK charity first - 18 January 2011
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, will use the popular US location-based social game SCVNGR for its Crisis: Mission Oxford treasure hunt - the first time that the innovative platform will be used by a charity in the UK.
Localism Bill weakens council duties to homeless - 17 January 2011
The Localism Bill will fail the most vulnerable homeless people says Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Crisis at Christmas 2010 opens its doors today - 23 December 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, opens nine special centres across London today providing companionship, food and access to vital services for about 2,500 homeless and vulnerably housed people. Our centre in Newcastle will also be open over the Christmas period.
People forced into crime and unwanted sex to escape homelessness - 23 December 2010
People are resorting to crime and unwanted sexual relationships to escape the horrors of homelessness, research commissioned by Crisis reveals.
Crisis alarmed by new statutory homelessness figures - 9 December 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, expresses its alarm as the Government?s official statistics show that homelessness is on the rise. The charity fears these figures will get worse as Government cuts, particularly to Housing Benefit, begin to kick in next year.
Crisis warns of beds shortage if final building not found - 8 December 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has warned that unless it can find a building to house its final Crisis at Christmas 2010 centre they will be left 150 beds short, potentially leaving homeless people out in the cold.
Crisis welcomes housing benefit cuts delay, but says it's not enough - 2 December 2010
Limited concessions to the housing benefit cuts announced by the Government on Tuesday have been welcomed by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, but the charity warns that giving more time for existing claimants to adjust to the cuts is only delaying the inevitable and a more radical rethinking of the cuts is still needed
Coldplay Tickets raise 238,645 pounds for Crisis - 22 November 2010
Over 238,645 pounds have been raised in just one week, through tickets sales for Coldplay's Crisis Hidden Gigs. Tickets for the intimate performances in Liverpool and Newcastle sold out at 2pm today. The gigs aim to draw attention to the too-often hidden problem of homelessness and to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Removing social housing stability 'perverse' - 22 November 2010
Offering new social tenants contracts of as little as two years has been criticised by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Coldplay play intimate Christmas gigs to highlight hidden crisis of homelessness - 9 November 2010
Coldplay will be performing intimate "hidden gigs" in Liverpool and Newcastle to draw attention to the too-often hidden problem of homelessness and to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, on 19 and 20 December 2010 respectively. Tickets for both events will go on sale at 2pm Friday 12 November.
Crisis Changing Lives Awards 2010 - 4 November 2010
Government ‘peddling myths' to sell housing benefit cuts - 29 October 2010
The coalition Government is misrepresenting the reality of benefit claimants and the impacts cuts will have according to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Buildings sought for homeless people this Christmas - 21 October 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is looking for two final buildings to act as Crisis at Christmas centres.
Comprehensive spending review: Coalition breaks fairness pledge - 20 October 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has warned that poor and vulnerable adults will be hit hardest by cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review.
London’s most entrenched rough sleepers “need more help” - 12 October 2010
Homelessness charities Crisis and St Mungo’s have called for redoubled efforts to help the most entrenched rough sleepers in London off the streets.
Crisis responds to IFS report - 27 August 2010
New figures reveal areas hardest hit by housing benefit cuts - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the local authorities that will be hardest hit across the country by planned cuts to housing benefit which will lead to increased debt and homelessness, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in East Midlands - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the East Midlands. Thousands of people in the East Midlands face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in East of England - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the East of England. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in London - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in London. Nearly 160,000 households in the Capital face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in North East - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the North East. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in North West - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the North West. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in Scotland - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in Scotland. Thousands of people in Scotland face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in South East - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the South East. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in South West - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the South West. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in Wales - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in Wales. Thousands of people in Wales face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in West Midlands - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in the West Midlands. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Housing benefit cuts will cause homelessness surge in Yorkshire and the Humber - 12 August 2010
New figures reveal the full impact that cuts to housing benefit will have on people in Yorkshire and the Humber. Thousands of people in the region face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts, warns Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Changes to council housing tenancies could lead to homelessness - 4 August 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has responded to proposed Government reform to social housing tenancies.
Crisis gives cautious welcome to welfare reform plans - 30 July 2010
Crisis gives cautious welcome to welfare reform plans, but warns that it must lead to a better benefit system not crude cuts
DWP admits 100% of private tenant housing benefit claimants face cuts - 23 July 2010
100 per cent of housing benefit claimants in private rented accommodation will lose money due to proposed changes to Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the Department of Work and Pensions has admitted in an impact report released today, leading to fears of an increase in debt and homelessness.
Crisis responds to Big Society - 20 July 2010
Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy responds to Prime Minister David Cameron's speech laying out his vision for Big Society.
Crisis says housing benefit cuts will lead to serious hardship - 23 June 2010
Changes to housing benefit outlined in the Budget have been greeted with concern by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Crisis welcomes rough sleeper count reform - 16 June 2010
Housing Minister Grant Shapps’ plans to change the way rough sleepers are counted has been welcomed by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Crisis CEO Awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List - 14 June 2010
Leslie Morphy, the Chief Executive of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to homelessness
Audley Harrison helps KO homelessness with Crisis - 18 May 2010
Audley Harrison MBE Olympic and EBU European Heavyweight boxing champion has become official patron of Crisis Sports Team - a portfolio of challenging international sports events.
Crisis to launch new services in Birmingham - 27 April 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, today announces that it is joining forces with local Birmingham organisations to launch new services in the city for single homeless people. The services will focused on providing skills development and training opportunities for homeless and vulnerably housed people to give them the confidence and capabilities to move into education and employment and break the cycle of homelessness.
A Positive View auction raises over £305,000 - 20 April 2010
A Positive View photography auction raises over £305,000 for homelessness charity Crisis and Prince William meets homeless photographers at Christie's.
Homeless voters challenge politicians with Crisis - 14 April 2010
Homeless voters are getting their views to the people that matter with the Crisis 'Get a Voice, Get a Vote' campaign.
New tenant protection Bill passed - 8 April 2010
Following a campaign by Crisis, Shelter, the CIH and Citizens' Advice, a new law has been passed protecting tenants whose landlords are repossessed.
Off the Streets and into Work completes merger with Crisis - 1 April 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and Off the Streets and into Work (OSW) a charity specialising in employment solutions for homeless people, today announced that following merger discussions over the last three months all of OSW's undertakings will be transferred to Crisis today (01/04/10)
Strategic Alliance between St Mungo’s and Crisis - 15 March 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and St Mungo’s, London’s leading homelessness organisation, have agreed to form a Strategic Alliance to harness and channel the strengths of each other and work together on a number of specific initiatives towards the goal of ending homelessness.
Housing benefit cuts spell disaster for vulnerable tenants - 1 March 2010
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, today releases the results of research (1) into how difficult housing benefit claimants find it to move into work and find accommodation in the private rented sector.
Three in four say poor must not pay for deficit - 23 December 2009
As Crisis opens its doors to homeless people this Christmas, the charity warns that despite the budget deficit, 75% of the British public want the Government to address the growing gap between rich and poor.
Calling all night owls: - 16 December 2009
Urgent appeal for volunteers to help homeless people this Christmas
Crisis welcomes housing benefit breakthrough - 15 December 2009
The Government has announced a consultation on proposals to reform housing benefit, after a campaign from homelessness charity Crisis that accused the current system of trapping people in unemployment and poverty.
Crisis campaign success - 10 December 2009
Crisis welcomes the Government announcement in the Pre Budget Report that it will delay and review a proposal which would have seen some of the poorest tenants losing up to £15 a week.
New Government homelessness statistics questioned by Crisis research - 10 December 2009
Government has today released a set of figures indicating that homelessness applications are down again. But Crisis research suggests that councils' practices may be keeping numbers artificially low.
Shelter and Crisis win research lotto jackpot - 3 December 2009
Shelter and Crisis will be launching a new three-year study into well-being and housing sustainability for vulnerable tenants in the private rented sector after being awarded a grant of £363,769 from the Big Lottery fund.
Housing charities welcome Bill to protect private tenants - 3 December 2009
Four leading housing charities have welcomed an announcement from Brian Iddon MP that he will be pushing for better protection for private tenants, the hidden victims of the repossession crisis, in a Private Members Bill.
Supreme Court decision a ‘grievous blow to society’s poor and vulnerable’ - 25 November 2009
Vulnerable people could be left at risk of becoming homeless following today’s Supreme Court ruling in favour of banks charging fees on unauthorised overdrafts.
Boris Johnson hails the role of volunteers in tackling homelessness - 24 November 2009
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, will encourage Londoners to volunteer to tackle homelessness at a special event in London held by homelessness charities Crisis and Housing Justice.
Government is failing private tenants, say housing charities - 19 November 2009
The Government is failing private tenants by not including legislation in the Financial Services and Banking Bill which would have protected renters if their landlord was repossessed, leading housing charities said today.
Landlord repossessions down - but tenants still waiting for better protection - 12 November 2009
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, warns that even though landlord repossessions are falling, the Government must not renege on its pledge to provide extra protection for private tenants who can be evicted without warning when their landlord’s property is repossessed.
Recession raises vehicle shortage fears for homeless people this Christmas - 12 November 2009
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has warned that it faces a shortage of vehicles vital to the running of its Crisis Christmas centres this year due to the effects of the recession on donor companies.
Crisis welcomes Conservative commitment to choice in LHA - 22 October 2009
Shadow Housing Minister, Grant Shapps MP, has committed to changing the way Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is paid to tenants at the annual conference of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
?1 invested in homeless people saves society ?3.92 - 14 October 2009
A report published by Oxford Economics, a leading independent economic forecasting consultancy, has calculated that £1 invested in Crisis? services for homeless people saves society an average of £:3.92.
Top chef launches Christmas volunteer drive - 1 October 2009
Chris Galvin, Head Chef of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Galvin at Windows and La Chapelle (opening shortly in Spital Square, London) served a top-class meal alongside homeless and vulnerably housed trainee chefs at the Crisis Skylight Café in East London to launch a drive for specialist volunteers for Crisis Christmas which laun
Bob Dylan partners with Crisis - 1 October 2009
Bob Dylan has announced that international royalties from his forthcoming album will be donated to Crisis and the World Food Programme. Crisis will use the money provide food for guests at Christmas.
Social impact of recession yet to be felt - 14 August 2009
Crisis warns repossessions today will lead to homelessness and other social problems in the future unless Government action is taken.
Alastair Stewart makes charity appeal for Crisis - 12 August 2009
Alastair Stewart OBE will present a BBC Lifeline appeal in aid of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people on Sunday 16 August at 4:45pm and Wednesday 19 August at 2:05pm.
Crisis echoes concerns over funding to support homeless people - 6 August 2009
Crisis responds to Today Programme report on changes to Supporting People funding that could mean cuts to crucial services.
CLG ‘Housing and the Credit Crunch’ report must not forget single people - 14 July 2009
Crisis welcomes the Housing and the Credit Crunch report but warns that single people will still fall through homelessness safety net.
Research sheds light on soup runs - 10 July 2009
Research into the impact and effectiveness of soup runs in Westminster has been released today to shed light on the controversial practice of giving free food to homeless and disadvantaged people in the borough.
Councils failing single homeless people - 7 July 2009
A undercover investigation shows councils turning away single homeless people needing help - if these had been real cases, many would have ended up on the streets.
Crisis helps government tackle homelessness - 12 June 2009
Crisis will spread the word about new ways to tackle homelessness with a grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government of £150,000.
Extra protection for tenants more urgent than ever as landlord repossession rise. - 10 June 2009
Crisis proposals would protect tenants from suddenly finding themselves on the streets when their landlord's property is repossessed.
Volunteers defy recession to make record £3.7 million impact on homelessness - 2 June 2009
Record numbers of volunteers defied the recession to contribute £3.7 million worth of time helping Crisis.
A thousand people saved from homelessness a year in Scotland - 13 May 2009
A thousand people are being saved from homelessness every year in Scotland by deposit guarantee schemes giving them access to the private rented sector.
Private tenants protection "can’t come soon enough" - 13 May 2009
Four leading housing charities have welcomed protection for private tenants who face sudden homelessness when their landlord is repossessed.
One year on: Local Housing Allowance failing vulnerable tenants and their landlords - 28 April 2009
Crisis releases worrying research into Local Housing Allowance, one year on from its introduction.
New Horizons strategy must focus on the mental health problems of homeless people - 20 April 2009
Crisis and St Mungos stress the need for a specific focus on homeless and potentially homeless people
Mental health services for homeless people must improve - 1 April 2009
St Mungo’s and Crisis warn that government will fail to meet its zero rough sleeping target by 2012 if mental health services for homeless people are not urgently improved.
Forgotten victims of repossession crisis - joint campaign launched - 27 March 2009
Crisis has teamed up with three leading housing charities to win better protection for tenants who face homelessness when their landlord is repossessed.
Crisis welcomes call for more social housing and repossession protection - 24 February 2009
Communities and Local Government Committee recommends more social housing and protection for private tenants.
Soaring repossessions put thousands at risk of homelessness - 20 February 2009
New figures released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders show more than 50% rise in repossessions in 2008. Crisis warns homelessness could rise as a result.
Crisis welcomes Lib Dem proposals - 19 February 2009
Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy has welcomed Liberal Democrat proposals to tackle homelessness by making more housing available.
Loving the snow? Try sleeping in it. - 3 February 2009
Crisis has launched an ad campaign following the freezing conditions calling for funds to help rough sleepers off the streets.
Widening gulf between demand for local authority social housing and supply - 22 January 2009
Crisis calls for radical Government action to build more social homes as CLG figures reveal dwindling stock and soaring waiting lists.
Unemployment figures raise fears for single people - 21 January 2009
With latest unemployment figures rising to almost 2 million people, Crisis warns single people are most at risk of becoming homeless.
Mortgage rescue scheme ‘small print’ excludes the most vulnerable - 16 January 2009
Mortgage rescue plan does not go far enough, excluding vulnerable people from help, says Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy.
Local authorities must shelter rough sleepers in cold snap - 7 January 2009
Crisis calls on local authorities to fulfill their obligation to shelter rough sleepers during the potentially fatal cold snap.
Homelessness fears surge as doors open for Christmas - 23 December 2008
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, warns of a potential surge in homelessness in 2009 as it opens the doors of Crisis Christmas to hundreds of homeless people today.
Crisis Christmas Media Day - 19 December 2008
The media day will take place on the 23 December in a centre in Finsbury Park. Full address details will be given upon confirmation of attendance. (Please contact the Press Office if you wish to attend.)
Mortgage help plan neglects private tenants - 5 December 2008
While welcoming an extension of assistance to those struggling with mortgage repayments, Crisis warns that private tenants continue to be forgotten.
Tough welfare reform not the answer for vulnerable people - 3 December 2008
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, whilst broadly welcoming the welfare reform plans outlined in the Queen’s speech today, warns that a tough approach could leave vulnerable people facing hardship.
Private tenants gain no security from pre-Budget Report - 2 December 2008
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has warned that private tenants, many of whom face losing their homes as their landlords are repossessed, have been “forgotten” in the pre-Budget report.
6 month grace period for struggling mortgage holders - 1 December 2008
Commenting on the pledge by NatWest and RBS today to give a six month grace period to customers falling into mortgage arrears, Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, said:
Crisis calls for Mayor not to forget those most in need - 24 November 2008
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has welcomed the Mayor of London’s new housing plan released today, but highlights that the needs of the most vulnerable must be met.
Private tenants on the brink as buy-to-let landlords face repossession - 24 November 2008
A rise in buy-to-let mortgages in arrears spells trouble for private tenants, who can be kicked out of their homes with only a couple of days' notice.
Crisis celebrates breakthrough on rough sleeping and safety net for those facing homelessness - 18 November 2008
Crisis has welcomed commitment by Homelessness Minister that the Government will end rough sleeping by 2012.
Job losses create homelessness time bomb - 17 November 2008
Within three months of losing their main form of income, 33% of GB adults could no longer afford to stay in their homes - leading Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy to call for urgent Government action.
Crisis Christmas Building Search - 14 November 2008
Crisis is appealing to the public and businesses to contact them about any suitable buildings in London it can convert into temporary centres for homeless people this Christmas.
Rise in repossessions puts thousands more at risk of homelessness - 28 October 2008
Rise of 71 per cent in repossessions prompts call from Crisis to help all those at risk of homelessness with advice and temporary accommodation.
Government “must prevent financial crisis becoming a human crisis” - 15 October 2008
Crisis warns that without government intervention, the financial crisis risks becoming a human one, with recession leaving people at risk of homelessness.
Prince William to be new patron of landmark photography exhibition - 16 September 2008
Crisis announces that Prince William has agreed to become patron of A Positive View, a landmark exhibition of iconic international photography in 2010.
Homelessness charity Crisis launches new brand identity - 11 September 2008
Crisis has unveiled its new brand identity. This follows a comprehensive review and the development of a new strategic plan to increase the scale and scope of its work over the next five years
Brown’s recovery package ‘falls short’ - 2 September 2008
Homelessness charity Crisis has expressed concern that the Government’s housing recovery plan announced today does not go far enough to help those in housing need.
Plight of homeless women worse than revealed - 7 August 2008
Crisis has expressed concern at the rise in reported number of homeless women, but warns that even these stark figures underestimate the true scale of the problem.
Homeless people talk to government minister - 23 July 2008
Homelessness minister Iain Wright MP visited Crisis today to see for himself how the learning and skills facilities and the Skylight café on offer were helping former rough sleepers.
Research highlights ‘untapped resource’ - 16 July 2008
The private rented sector has been identified as an untapped resource in the battle against homelessness by research Crisis and the London Housing Foundation launched at an event in London today
Give a book a home - 30 June 2008
To mark the 'National Year of Reading', Skylight are asking supporters to donate any unwanted books to the ’Give a book a home’ appeal. Books are being collected in Crisis reception now.
Generous Newcastle kids rewarded with bicycles - 24 June 2008
Generous children from Oakley Garden School will be rewarded for their donations to homelessness charity Crisis with personalised bicycles donated by collective Recyke Y' Bike and restored by members of Crisis Skylight in Newcastle.
Crisis Changing Lives award helps Newcastle man rebuild his life. - 23 June 2008
Formerly homeless, Newcastle man, James Forbes has been given a chance to help rebuild his life
thanks to a £2,500 grant.
Square Mile Runners raise £150k - 17 June 2008
2,000 runners took to the streets of London last Thursday to participate in the sixteenth Square Mile Run making it one of the most popular runs in the history of the event and raising vital funds for the homelessness charity Crisis.
Conservative Party’s Homelessness Foundation - 6 June 2008
Crisis welcomes today’s launch of the Conservative Party’s Homelessness Foundation, but warns that more than words are needed to alleviate homelessness in the UK.
Former rough sleeper wins award through education - 12 May 2008
Londoner Nazeem Durgahee has received a major award for going from sleeping rough to earning qualifications at homelessness charity Crisis to help others break the cycle of homelessness.
Top city firms invited to clash for charity - 15 April 2008
Crisis invites top city firms to enter teams into the Crisis Square Mile Run on 12 June. Prizes will be awarded for the largest team and fastest runners over the course, past top London landmarks.
Crisis welcomes Government’s rough sleeping review - 8 April 2008
Crisis welcomes the Government's announcement that it is to review its rough sleeping policy, as people are still becoming homeless, living on the streets or getting stuck in hostels.
Crisis joins forces to demand change from London mayoral candidates - 3 April 2008
Crisis and other housing organisations challenged the three main parties’ candidates for London Mayor to put housing and homelessness at the top of their agendas.
Artistic outlet for homeless people - 1 April 2008
A joint art exhibition showcasing the work of members of homelessness charity Crisis and London East End artists from Indigo Impressions will soon be opening to the public.
Crisis welcomes CLG funding - 25 March 2008
Crisis, has welcomed Housing Minister Caroline Flint’s announcement of £70 million to be allocated to 69 homelessness projects across England, including new Skylight centres in Birmingham and Oxford.
Crisis response to Budget - 12 March 2008
Homelessness charity Crisis responds to Alistair Darling's Budget and welcomes plans to reform Housing Benefit, but warns that not only families should be set free from the poverty trap, but also single people.
New statistics reveal thousands still falling through homelessness safety net - 10 March 2008
Government statistics released today reveal that thousands of vulnerable people are still falling through the homelessness safety net.
Crisis marks International Women’s Day - 7 March 2008
To mark International Women’s Day, Crisis will be participating in a range of activities dedicated to the specific needs of women.
Crisis welcomes recognition of need to incentivise training and jobseeking - 15 February 2008
We welcome the Prime Minister's recognition that financial incentives are needed to help some unemployed people back into training and into work.
Crisis opposes housing minister Caroline Flint's proposal - 5 February 2008
Crisis response to plans by housing minister Caroline Flint, reported on 5 February, that council tenants must actively seek work to secure social housing.
Guerrilla graffiti blasts homelessness message across London - 4 February 2008
A controversial ‘reverse graffiti' guerrilla campaign is currently hitting the streets of London to coincide with ‘National Homelessness Sunday' happening this weekend.
Report highlights key to tackling housing need in Scotland - 4 February 2008
A report released on 1 February by Crisis Connect has identified that deposit guarantee schemes can play a key role in tackling housing need in Scotland.
SPRING SUPER GIG – PUBLIC’S CHANCE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES, LIVE - 4 February 2008
Crisis announces Paul Weller, Graham Coxon, Supergrass, Dirty Pretty Things, New Young Pony Club, Reverend & the Makers to take part in Consequences supergig.
Crisis calls on Government not to cut support for homeless - 16 January 2008
Crisis criticises Government for cutting funding to scheme that its own research says is working well and helping homeless people to rebuild their lives.
Crisis welcomes more than 1,500 guests for Christmas - 9 January 2008
More than 1,500 guests were welcomed at eight centres around London from 23-30 December 2007. Homeless people were provided with warmth, companionship, food and a safe place to sleep.
Government must put rough sleeping to bed for good - 27 December 2007
As Crisis opens its doors to homeless people for eight days over Christmas, the charity is calling on the Government to keep its over-due pledge to end rough sleeping.
Threat of rise in homelessness as nearly six million in “unpredictable” housing situation - 11 December 2007
A Crisis poll of 1,200 UK adults gives a snapshot of housing insecurity and people’s plans and expectations if things go wrong.
Crisis issues URGENT appeal to find buildings for Christmas - 22 November 2007
Crisis is now issuing an urgent appeal to the public and businesses to contact them about any suitable buildings in London it can convert into temporary centres for homeless people this Christmas.
World-class chefs share recipe secrets in new Crisis Cook Book - 22 November 2007
Twenty-eight internationally renowned chefs, from Heston Blumenthal to Rick Stein, have come together to create the Crisis Cook Book from their favourite recipes.
Joint Statement - Mildmay Urban Village Development - 14 November 2007
The planning appeal for the Mildmay Urban Village scheme has been withdrawn by mutual consent between the Mildmay Urban Village Partners - comprising Genesis Housing Group, Crisis UK, Mildmay Mission Hospital, Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church and English Partnerships - and Tower Hamlets Council.
Crisis welcomes new funding - 13 November 2007
Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy welcomes the £70 million of new funding announced by Housing Minister Yvette Cooper for places of change for homeless people to help them rebuild their lives.
Crisis response to 'Roughly Sleeping' report - 9 November 2007
Crisis response to 'Roughly Sleeping' report by Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP, alleging inaccurate government homelessness figures.
Calling all music lovers! - 23 October 2007
As part of a youth volunteering project, a team of young homeless people from Crisis is organising an exclusive open-mike, live music night at the Crisis Skylight Café on Thursday 8 Nov 6-9pm.
Crisis appeals for empty buildings in London - 12 October 2007
Crisis is looking for empty buildings in London it can convert into temporary centres for homeless people this Christmas. The buildings must be available from 1 December until the end of January.
Crisis launches new learning centre in the north east - 10 October 2007
Communities Minister Iain Wright has officially opened Crisis Skylight Newcastle. Members will be able to attend a range of workshops and classes aimed at helping them rebuild their lives.
Crisis pays tribute to Anita Roddick - 11 September 2007
Crisis was very saddened to hear the news of Anita Roddick’s sudden death. Anita had a very special role within Crisis as Patron of the Changing Lives programme and her generous support and enthusiasm will be deeply missed. Anita had been Patron of the scheme since 2002 and had always played a very active role in the project showing continual dedication to the team here at Crisis and the homeless people that Changing Lives aims to help.
three million new homes - 30 July 2007
Whilst these will make a significant contribution to tackling the backlog of housing demand, Crisis calls for at least 750,000 social rented homes for single people as well as families
The Crisis Summer Art Exhibition 16-20 July - 10 July 2007
Crisis is giving art lovers a chance to buy exciting new works by some of London's most talented homeless artists at its Summer Exhibition running from 16-20 July.
The 15th Square Mile Run is another success story - 8 June 2007
Over 2000 runners took to the streets of London on Thursday night to participate in the 15th Square Mile Run making it one of the most popular runs in the history of the event.
Crisis Skylight wins national Adult Learners' Week Award - 24 May 2007
In recognition of its outstanding innovation, creativity and commitment to learning for homeless people, Crisis' flagship project wins the Opening Doors to Adult Learners Award.
Crisis Annual Conference
5 June 2007 - 3 May 2007
There has been real progress in the last ten years in tackling homelessness and social exclusion. Debate effective past policies and what should happen in the next decade. More information and to book.
The Square Mile Run - 2 May 2007
Nowhere is the contrast between wealth and poverty more obvious than in the City of London, where people with six-figure bonuses rub shoulders with some of the most deprived members of society. Now you can do your bit to help those who have become homeless by taking part in the Crisis Square Mile Run, which takes place on 7 June at 7pm.
Crisis holds city suit amnesty to help homeless people back into work - 25 April 2007
City workers in central London are being asked by the national homeless charity Crisis to donate their unwanted suits in what the charity are calling their City Suit Amnesty.
Dancing Queen runs London Marathon for Crisis - 22 April 2007
Wendy Day is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the national homelessness charity Crisis by becoming the first ever person to dance her way through the London Marathon.
Toynbee Hall and Crisis join forces to tackle financial exclusion - 10 April 2007
At a pan-London jobs fair on 25 April homeless people will be offered help and support to open a bank account, one of the major barriers to getting work.
Crisis urges public to see the potential of homeless people with new awareness campaign supported by David Bailey - 10 April 2007
A new awareness campaign that challenges the public’s perception of homeless people is being launched on 10 April 2007 by the national homelessness charity Crisis
Statement on Westminster Council’s ‘Killing With Kindness’ campaign - 30 March 2007
In advance of the launch of the next stage of Westminster Council’s ‘Killing with kindness’ campaign (Monday 2 April 2007) Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive, Crisis says:
Crisis responds to the Chancellor’s Budget challenging the fast track approach to employment for the most disadvantaged adults - 27 March 2007
Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget today, Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of national homelessness charity Crisis, said:
The Art of Survival - 23 March 2007
Homeless artists showcase their work in new exhibition
Crisis responds to the Chancellor’s Budget - 22 March 2007
Gordon Brown’s fast track approach of getting the long-term unemployed into work will fail homeless people unless they have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to sustain a job.
Weapons of Mass Instruction best campaign on Labourspace.com - 16 March 2007
In January, Weapons of Mass Instruction, a campaign which seeks to deliver better education provision for homeless people, was voted the best ‘Education’ campaign on Labourspace.com.
Crisis Challenges Government Homelessness Statistics - 13 March 2007
Responding to the latest homelessness statistics issued by the Government (12 March 2007), Crisis challenges the Government to see the bigger picture.
The perfect excuse to push your boss out of a plane - 8 March 2007
Has the thought of launching your boss out of a plane ever crossed your mind…? Well now you can and all in the name of charity!
Crisis marks International Women’s Day - 8 March 2007
To mark International Women’s Day, on Thursday 8 March, the national homelessness charity Crisis will be hosting a day of activities dedicated to the specific needs of women.
Government should not forget adult learners - 5 March 2007
The Government says that raising the school leaving age from sixteen to eighteen will halt the "spiral of despair” that is hitting the least educated in Britain. Crisis urges them not to forget adults already failed by poor education.
Crisis respond to the David Freud Welfare recommendations - 5 March 2007
Commenting today (Monday) on the welfare reform recommendations contained in David Freud’s report, ‘Reducing Dependency, Increasing Opportunity’,
Crisis set to launch new integrated fundraising strategy with appointment of WWAV RAPP COLLINS LONDON - 22 February 2007
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has appointed WWAV Rapp Collins London, as its new marketing agency
£100 million needed to help end homelessness - 7 February 2007
Crisis calls for the Government to invest in learning opportunities to help end homelessness - thus reducing the amount currently spent on the consequences of homelessness.
Local Big Issue seller receives grant to help achieve teaching ambition - 22 January 2007
Thanks to a grant from the national homelessness charity Crisis, a formerly homeless, Big Issue seller from Norwich is now able to take his first steps towards fulfilling his aim of becoming a teacher and helping others.
Crisis Changing Lives helps young, local mother from Altrincham - 8 January 2007
Kelly Miskimin from Altrincham (a mother of twin babies who was previously homeless when heavily pregnant) becomes budding student.
Homelessness statistics - 20 December 2006
Latest homelessness statisics released on 11 December 2006 do not reflect the true extent of homeless in the UK, says Crisis Head of Policy, Duncan Shrubsole. Many single homeless people are not included in the figures.
Let adults learn - 7 December 2006
A coalition of 32 organisations from the adult learning and voluntary sectors has warned the Chancellor Gordon Brown that a failure to support adults to will have serious social and economic consequences.
Radical approach needed to end homelessness - 14 November 2006
Responding to Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Crisis calls for government to redouble its efforts to end homelessness.
Weapons of Mass Instruction give second chance to homeless people says Crisis - 22 September 2006
New Crisis research says that learning and skills are the key routes out of homelessness. Over half of homeless people want to participate in such activities, but only one fifth do.
Crisis challenges Government Homelessness Statistics - 13 June 2006
In response to the release of the Official Homelessness Statistics (12th June 2006), Crisis - the national charity for single homeless people - challenges the Government to see the bigger picture.
Crisis calls for more investment in education and training for homeless people - 29 March 2006
Crisis calls on government to put more investment into learning and education for homeless people on the day it opens its new education centre for homeless people.
Get fit and raise money for a good cause - 16 March 2006
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, has over 2,000 places available in its annual Square Mile Run, taking place in the heart of the City of London on 8 June 2006 at 7.00pm. The run, sponsored by Threadneedle Investments and supported by LBC News 1152AM, is open to anyone over the age of 18 and entry is £12.
Government dealing with wrong issues, says Crisis - 25 January 2006
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, criticised DWP’s Green Paper on welfare reforms as not doing enough to really help homeless people and others to get into work.
Crisis Open Christmas 2005 - 30 December 2005
Over 1,500 homeless and vulnerably housed guests came to this year’s Crisis Open Christmas where they could see a doctor or a dentist, get housing advice, take part in IT, literacy and numeracy courses and use other vital services over the Christmas period.
Crisis calls for radical reform of public services - 23 December 2005
Public services are failing homeless people. They should offer vital support but many homeless people find them complicated, confusing and bogged down in red tape.
True Spirit of Christmas on the rise says Crisis - 6 December 2005
For many of us Christmas still means food, presents and television. However, many Britons are turning away from over indulgence and commercialism following the acts of terrorism and natural disasters of the past year.
London Arena gives homeless people the chance to make a new start this Christmas - 18 November 2005
Homelessness charity Crisis will be running its main centre for the 34th Crisis Open Christmas at the London Arena this year.
Winter Walkabout - a fun day out for all the family - 15 November 2005
The Crisis Winter Walkabout, a sponsored walk for all the family along the Thames, offers the perfect way to keep the children entertained during the Christmas holidays and the chance to work off some of the Christmas excesses as well as raising funds to help homeless people make a new start in the New Year.
We’re dreaming of an ethical Christmas - 9 November 2005
Christmas shopping trends revealed. More than a quarter of Britons are buying into ethical gifts, and men are claiming to give less token presents, according to Crisis research.
Digital solutions to social exclusion Response from Crisis, the national homelessness charity - 2 November 2005
Chris Askew, director of fundraising said: “Having a mobile phone or access to the internet means that homeless people do not need to put their lives on hold. Despite not having an address they can still access the help and support they need or get into work and training. Many of our clients at our activity centre Crisis Skylight, regularly come in to use the internet. Crisis supports any government initiatives to make it easier for homeless people to use technology to overcome their problems, but the challenge will be in the delivery.”
Dentists: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for dentists, dental nurses and hygienists to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Medical professionals: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for fully trained medical professionals including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, healthcare assistants, practice managers, medical receptionists and health promotion specialists to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Podiatrists: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for state registered podiatrists to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Massage therapists: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for qualified massage therapists to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Hairdressers: Can you help homeless people feel good about themselves this Christmas? - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for hairdressers to volunteer their skills to help boost homeless peoples’ self-esteem this Christmas.
Chefs and Caterers: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for chefs and catering staff with basic food hygiene certificates, to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Chefs and Caterers: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for chefs and catering staff with basic food hygiene certificates, to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
Nail Technicians: Can you help make a homeless people feel good about themselves this Christmas? - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for nail technicians, to volunteer their skills to help boost homeless peoples’ self-esteem this Christmas.
Opticians: Make a difference to homeless people this Christmas - 26 October 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for opticians to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas.
The Crisis Pud: A “good” idea for Christmas giving - 10 October 2005
Stuck for a Christmas present for that special person that has everything? Then, the Crisis Pud is this year’s ‘must have’ Christmas gift with a difference. By giving a delicious luxury Harrods Christmas pudding as a present you will also be giving a homeless person the chance to make a new start in 2006.
Support our latest appeal - 30 September 2005
Help us secure accommodation for homeless people before the cold winter sets in.
Crisis response to the latest Statutory Homelessness Figures: 2nd Quarter 2005 - 13 September 2005
The latest Government Statutory Homeless Figures released today show that there are still 100,000 in England living in insecure temporary accommodation. Figures reveal that 62% of these are in London.
Don’t send Christmas cards this year, charity urges - 8 September 2005
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is inviting businesses to avoid sending out traditional Christmas cards this year by signing up to the 10th annual Crisis Christmas Card Challenge and help make a difference to the lives of homeless people.
Support our latest appeal - 10 August 2005
Help us provide more grants through our Changing Lives award scheme.
Crisis Direct Marketing Manager is Professional Fundraiser of the Year - 18 July 2005
Ruth Ruderham, direct marketing manager at Crisis, was voted Professional Fundraiser of the Year at the annual fundraising awards run by the Institute of Fundraising and Professional Fundraising magazine.
HOMELESS PEOPLE’S SHOW GARDEN WINS MEDAL AT HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW - 6 July 2005
A team of homeless gardeners from Crisis in East London is celebrating after winning a Bronze Medal at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
Crisis research bank - 9 May 2005
Get all the Crisis ground breaking research reports for free as downloadable PDFs.
HOMELESSNESS BLOGGER CHALLENGES ELECTION CANDIDATES - 14 April 2005
Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, has launched his own platform for homeless people to make their views known. Jamie’s Big Voice weblog will give a commentary on the General Election campaign, challenging candidates to participate and giving homeless people the chance to express their opinions.
NATIONAL ELECTION TOUR GIVES HOMELESS PEOPLE A VOICE - 31 March 2005
Homeless men and women will be taking to the road on a red bus in a bid to highlight the issue of homelessness with prospective parliamentary candidates ahead of the forthcoming general election.
Great North Run 05 - 30 March 2005
Crisis has a limited number of guaranteed places. Join the Crisis team
Volunteer or donor with new contact details? - 23 March 2005
Change details here.
The Prince of Wales visits Crisis Skylight - 6 January 2005
HRH The Prince of Wales today (6th January) thanked homelessness charity Crisis and its volunteers for the work they did over Christmas, helping homeless people to rebuild their lives.
The Prince of Wales visits Crisis Skylight - 6 January 2005
to thank Crisis and its volunteers for the work they did over Christmas.
Open Christmas update - 28 December 2004
Crisis Open Christmas has had its busiest year this year. So far over 1,000 homeless people have visited the Millennium Dome and nearly 4,500 people have volunteered their time, the largest number of volunteers Crisis has ever seen.
Homeless people more likely to be victims of violent crime - 17 December 2004
Homeless people are up to thirteen times more likely to be victims of some violent crimes than the general public, the initial findings of a new report from the charity Crisis shows. Alarmingly, the general public is committing a high proportion of this crime. Violence by members of the general public against a homeless person account for a third (32%) of all attacks, a third of violent threats and a quarter of all thefts in the last twelve months.
Dome inspires homeless people at Christmas - 10 December 2004
Crisis Open Christmas will take place in six venues around London this year from 23 to 30 December. The main venue will be at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich.
Dome inspires homeless people at Christmas. - 10 December 2004
The Millennium Dome will be the main of the six venues around London from 23 to 30 December, which will provide a range of crucial services.
Crisis Open Christmas Volunteers - 1 December 2004
Applications are now being taken, enter online or download a form.
Hidden Homelessness 17 Solutions - 13 November 2004
Download Crisis’ contribution to the question of how we might begin to tackle the growing hidden homelessness problem.
Crisis appeals for empty buildings to help homeless people this Christmas - 27 October 2004
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is racing against time to find empty buildings in London to convert into temporary shelters for over a thousand homeless people this Christmas. With only two months to go, the charity is urgently appealing for the public to contact them about any suitable buildings.
Come fly with us - 23 October 2004
Imagine standing at the doorway of an aircraft flying at 10,000ft, and then jumping out and freefalling at over 123mph. Skydive and raise money for Crisis.
Crisis Innovations Fair 19 Oct 2004 - 19 September 2004
From homelessness to loneliness: social exclusion in the 21st century. Focussing on the crucial role social capital can play in addressing homelessness. Bookings now being taken.
FareShare becomes independent - 11 August 2004
FareShare, food distribution scheme has become an independent charity. The scheme was launched ten years ago by Crisis and collects good quality surplus food from shops and businesses and delivers it to projects for homeless and vulnerable people.
FareShare becomes independent - 11 August 2004
10 years after the food distribution scheme was launched by Crisis, FareShare gains its independence.
Invisible city of Hidden Homeless people costs Britain £1.4bn - 14 July 2004
An invisible city of Hidden Homeless people the size of the City of Manchester costs Britain £1.4 billion every year, according to a new report from homelessness charity Crisis.
Crisis Skylight wins Charity Award - 12 July 2004
Innovative centre wins award at the Charity Awards 2004.
Crisis Skylight wins Charity Award - 21 June 2004
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, won an award at the Charity Awards 2004 last Thursday 17 June. Crisis Skylight, an activity centre for homeless people based in London’s East End, won an award in the category for Education and Training. The judges called Crisis’ project ‘absolutely stunning’ and ‘unbelievably successful’.
Its over for another year! - 8 June 2004
The 12th Crisis Square Mile Run was a great success. Over 1500 runners turned up to raise vital funds for Crisis - watch this space for details on our fundraising total.
Just got a new mobile? - 27 May 2004
Donate your old one to Crisis - we get £5 and your old phone gets a new home.
Last chance to apply for a place in the Crisis Square Mile Run! - 25 May 2004
Natasha Kaplinsky, BBC Breakfast Presenter and Star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing will be starting the Crisis Square Mile Run on Thursday 3 June and is appealing for runners to take part. Natasha said, “This is the last chance to apply for a place in the Crisis Square Mile Run and I would urge Londoners to sign up today. It’s going to be a fantastic evening and will really make a difference to the lives of homeless people in our Capital.”
Skylight wins - 18 April 2004
New research reveals a hidden population of homeless people living in squats - 30 March 2004
Some of society’s most vulnerable and socially excluded people are finding themselves living in squats because they simply have no other option according to new research published today (Wednesday 24 March 2004) by national homelessness charity Crisis. The report Life on the Margins: The Experiences of Homeless People Living in Squats focuses on homeless people living in squats and reveals how common an experience it is. Of the 165 homeless people interviewed, around a quarter had lived in a squat, a large proportion have vulnerabilities such as mental health or dependency problems and most do not appear in homeless statistics with local authorities largely unaware of their existence.
Life on the Margins can be downloaded free from The Crisis Research Bank. Visit www.crisis.org.uk/researchbank
Crisis response to joint Westminster City Council and Metropolitan Police audit of beggars - 27 February 2004
The overall impact of the audit being carried out over the weekend by Westminster Council and the Metropolitan Police will be to criminalise some of society’s most vulnerable homeless people by fingerprinting them, taking DNA and saddling them with a criminal record. All this will create is a series of additional barriers for people wanting to escape homelessness for good.
Run the London Marathon for Crisis - 1 February 2004
Join the Crisis team to help us raise vital funds.
The Prince of Wales visits Crisis Skylight - 6 January 2004
to thank Crisis and its volunteers for the work they did over Christmas.
London Bishops speak out for the Capital’s forgotten homeless people - 24 December 2003
As Crisis, the national homelessness charity, prepares to open the doors of its Christmas shelters to over one thousand of the Capital’s homeless people, the Bishops of London and Southwark have joined in calling for an urgent change in attitudes towards homeless Londoners.
MORI poll shows public wants a more compassionate Britain - 16 December 2003
The majority of British people feel that compassion is draining out of society and want people in public life to display a more compassionate attitude, according to a MORI poll published today, carried out for the national homelessness charity, Crisis. Eighty four per cent of people said our public figures should be more compassionate and sixty three per cent are worried that Britain has become a less caring place over the last decade.
Countdown to Crisis Open Christmas - 9 December 2003
9.30-10am, Tuesday 16 December 2003 Photo Call: Linda Barker (BBC Changing Rooms/ ITV I’m a Celebrity…) will be stamping her mark on the interior of the Crisis Open Christmas shelter, by painting a mural on the theme of Compassion. Linda will be joined by two homeless artists from the Crisis Skylight project, who will be donning overalls and paintbrushes to help create a colourful mural - a festive focus for the homeless guests.
Barclays continues Changing Lives of homeless people - 18 November 2003
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is pleased to announce that the Changing Lives programme, funded by Barclays, has this week made 53 new financial awards to homeless people. This brings the total number of awards to 319 since the Changing Lives programme was set up last year.
Open Christmas shelters confirmed - 11 November 2003
If you are homeless - follow the link below for a map.
Appeal for building to house homeless Londoners over Christmas - 10 November 2003
Crisis, the national homeless charity is racing against time to find a building to convert into a temporary home for hundreds of homeless Londoners this Christmas. With only seven weeks to go, the charity is desperately appealing for help from the capital’s leading companies to lend a hand and find a suitable building.
Pull a cracker for Crisis - 8 November 2003
Join supporters all over the country this Christmas enjoying a special meal to raise much-needed funds.
Hidden world of homeless 'sofa surfers' revealed in new report - 4 November 2003
The first ever piece of research into the experiences of homeless people who stay with friends or family because they have nowhere else to go has been jointly published by the homelessness charity, Crisis and the Countryside Agency today, and reveals a startling level of this hidden form of homelessness. More than 164 homeless people across rural and urban areas were asked about their experiences since becoming homeless and 118 (72 per cent) had stayed with people they knew because they had no other option.
Your Place, Not Mine opens the Research Bank - 4 November 2003
A new report on the experiences of homeless people staying with family and friends. Available free from this new area of the site.
Donate 10p for free! - 4 November 2003
The Times Higher Ed Supplement are supporting Crisis through a festive online TV poll. Visit the site, vote & donate 10p!
Crisis Open Christmas volunteers - 3 November 2003
Apply online now or download a form
Crisis Innovations Fair sparks heated debate - 23 October 2003
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, held its fifth annual Innovations Fair, Compassion or Coercion? Exploring crime, anti-social behaviour and homelessness, yesterday at ABN AMRO, London. The Crisis Innovations Fair 2003 brought together experts and practitioners from the homelessness, criminal justice and related sectors as well as policy makers, politicians and academics to debate and explore the topical issues of crime, anti-social behaviour and homelessness.
How many? How much? - 14 October 2003
Ground breaking study providing an estimate of the number of single homeless people and analysis of the costs. Free Download.
Current vacancies - 7 October 2003
View positions currently available.
Innovations Fair 22 Oct 2003 - 22 September 2003
Compassion or coercion is the theme. Book online now, last few places available. Just confirmed: Sandi Toksvig as chair of The Big Debate.
Exhibition reveals hidden talent of homeless artists - 18 September 2003
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, opens a unique exhibition of art by homeless people on Saturday 20 October 2003. “Hidden talent” celebrates the first anniversary of Crisis Skylight, an activity centre for homeless people in East London. The exhibition is free and open to the public on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2003, 10am-4pm at Crisis Skylight, 66 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT.
Crisis Innovations Fair explores crime, anti social behaviour and homelessness - 15 September 2003
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is holding its annual Innovations Fair, Compassion or Coercion? Exploring crime, anti-social behaviour and homelessness, on 22 October 2003 at ABN AMRO headquarters in Bishopsgate, London. The Crisis Innovations Fair 2003 is an opportunity for experts and practitioners from the homelessness, criminal justice and related sectors to debate and explore topical issues including crime, anti-social behaviour and homelessness.
Homelessness Factfile - 26 August 2003
This invaluable resource provides a complete picture of homelessness is now on sale.
Mental health and homelessness - 15 August 2003
Just published - Crisis ReachOut evaluation report. Download for free and come to the launch on 28th Oct.
Compassion not Coercion - 14 August 2003
Download the Crisis policy document addressing the issue of begging (March 2003)
David Gilmour backs urban village - 22 July 2003
Read about a new project to develop a new kind of community for homeless people and key workers.
Apply now for a Changing Lives award - 16 July 2003
July 1st brings the start of another application period, which gives individuals an opportunity to be awarded upto £2,000.
New Homelessness Factfile published by Crisis - 14 July 2003
A new edition of the Homelessness Factfile published by Crisis on 11 July gives comprehensive and up-to-date information on the changing landscape of homelessness in the UK. First published in 1998, this second edition draws together a wealth of statistics, emerging trends and policy responses to homelessness to provide a single encylopedia which sheds new light on homelessness.
Hidden Talent: 20 & 21 September. 10am-4pm - 5 July 2003
Visit the exhibition of art, photos and film by homeless artists at Crisis Skylight.
Thanks to the Square Mile Runners. - 15 June 2003
Well done to everyone who enjoyed the run and the sun. We still need to reach our target of £170,000 it's still not too late to fundraise.
Changing Lives award recipients in the awards. - 26 May 2003
Jamie McCoy & Darren Daddie showing the success of the project.
Begging & Anti-social Behaviour - 25 May 2003
Crisis' response to the White paper Respect and Responsibility - Taking a stand against anti-social behaviour
David Gilmour backs Crisis urban village - 20 May 2003
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has today given support to a project to develop a new kind of mixed community for homeless people and key workers. The Crisis urban village is set to house 400 residents and is underway thanks to a £3.6 million donation by Gilmour.
New online sponsorship system. - 10 May 2003
Running the Square Mile Run, then set up an online sponsor page to fundraise quickly, easily & safely. Or find a friend to sponsor.
ANNUAL CITY FUN RUN IN AID OF HOMELESS PEOPLE SET TO PASS £1 MILLION MARK - 7 May 2003
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is calling for 2,000 people to take part in the Crisis Square Mile Run, the capital’s biggest and best known fun run through the heart of the City of London. This year’s event, which is sponsored by Threadneedle Investments, will take place on Thursday 12 June at 7.00pm. The annual run has to date raised more than £900,000.
Crisis research publications - 8 April 2003
Healthy Hostels and Trouble at Home, two of our most popular publications have just been reprinted and are avilable to order again.
Big three demand meeting with Home Secretary - 31 March 2003
Press statement from Centrepoint, Crisis and Shelter in response to the Government’s anti-social behaviour White Paper.
BIG THREE DEMAND MEETING WITH HOME SECRETARY - 12 March 2003
Joint press statement from Centrepoint, Crisis and Shelter in response to the publication of the Government’s anti-social behaviour White Paper.
Two Crisis policy papers relating to issues raised in the White Paper are available. Begging & Anti-social Behaviour - Crisis' Response to the Govt. white paper Respect and Responsibility - Taking a stand against anti-social behaviour and Compassion not Coercion can be downloaded from our downloads page.
CRISIS RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS TO TACKLE BEGGING - 7 March 2003
The alleged proposals to make begging a recordable offence and tackle it through the criminal justice system are inappropriate, ineffective, costly and will not work as they do nothing to tackle the root causes of begging. This is not the first time that enforcement has been tried and it will not be the first time that it fails.
Help Crisis FareShare find a new home. - 21 February 2003
FareShare, the food redistribution project run by Crisis is in need of a new building in London, can you help?
CARING COMMUNITIES - INSIDE HOUSING ARTICLE FEBRUARY 2003 - 6 February 2003
The much heralded communities plan is imminent. In fact, details may be announced as this column goes to print. Yet what would a communities plan for homeless people look like? What would the broad housing planning issues be as seen from the hostel window or from a begging ‘pitch’?
Run the London Marathon for Crisis - 12 January 2003
Join the Crisis team to raise money for homeless people.
ONE IN FOUR HOMELESS PEOPLE VISIT CRISIS CHRISTMAS SHELTERS FOR HEALTHCARE - 10 January 2003
Statistics released today by Crisis, the national homelessness charity, reveal that one in four homeless and vulnerable guests at this year’s Crisis Open Christmas visited the shelters to receive healthcare. Over 1,200 people visited the Open Christmas this year, with the vast majority of them being treated by doctors, nurses, dentists, opticians and chiropodists.
HOMELESS PEOPLE GET A SECOND CHANCE TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE AT THIS YEAR’S CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS - 23 December 2002
Today, (23 December 2002), as Crisis opens the doors of its Christmas shelters, homeless people will be given an opportunity to return to college and the world of learning through its new Learning Zone. The Learning Zone is making a debut at the Crisis Open Christmas as the event celebrates its 30th anniversary.
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ONE IN SIX BRITONS DREAD CHRISTMAS AS CRISIS OPENS ITS CHRISTMAS SHELTERS - 20 December 2002
One in six Britons say Christmas is a time of year they dread, according to new research by MORI (see footnote i), with commercialisation and over-spending named as its two worst aspects. But for homeless people, the worst aspects of Christmas – spending it alone and not seeing their children – are much more desolate.
Research shows 1 in 6 dread Christmas - 20 December 2002
MORI research found commercialisation and over-spending were named as its two worst aspects. For homeless people, spending it alone and not seeing their children – are much more desolate.
HOMELESS PEOPLE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE - 9 December 2002
New research published today from Crisis, the national homelessness charity, and MORI highlights that over-stretched A&E departments are under extra pressure because of the problems that homeless people face in registering with a GP. A&E departments can be left to pick up the pieces when an untreated everyday health problem becomes an emergency. In more extreme cases early death can occur. Either way, the cost to both state purse and homeless people's health is high.
Crisis Christmas Card Challenge - 6 December 2002
Thank you to the 66 particpants who helped raise nearly £600,000. Follow the link to view the advertisement.
SPORTS STARS MAKE URGENT APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS - 11 November 2002
Sports stars Gabby and Kenny Logan today launched an urgent appeal for volunteers for the 30th anniversary Crisis Open Christmas – a network of shelters for homeless and vulnerable people across London.
A STICKY SITUATION - INSIDE HOUSING ARTICLE BY SHAKS GHOSH - 6 November 2002
Chewing gum, it would appear, is high on the nation’s list of priorities. A swathe of new initiatives were announced last week, as part of the government’s new offensive on anti-social behaviour. According to the newspaper headlines, the one thing we are most concerned about is the proposed £50 fine for dropping chewing gum in the street.
FOOD SCHEME FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE FINDS ITSELF NEEDING A NEW HOME - 1 October 2002
FareShare, the food redistribution project run by Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is in need of a new building in London.
ANITA RODDICK CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO GIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE A CHANCE - 17 September 2002
Today, Anita Roddick OBE criticised the stereotype that homeless people are too lazy to work, stating that if anything, the opposite is true. She was speaking at the launch of Crisis Changing Lives – a new project supported by Barclays community investment programme -which provides financial and mentoring support for homeless people to realise their career and life ambitions.
CRISIS EVENT TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION - 9 September 2002
Crisis is calling on all homelessness practitioners to book now to secure a place at its Annual Innovations Fair which will be held on Tuesday 22nd October 2002 at the ABN AMRO headquarters in Bishopgate, London. This annual all-day event discusses how innovation can play a key role in the delivery of services and development policy in the homelessness sector. It provides essential learning for all homelessness specialists.
BBC2 'East' documentary - 5 September 2002
Crisis Chief Executive, Shaks Ghosh speaks to BBC2's 'East' documentary on the problems faced by black and ethnic minority homeless people. There's also an interview with Sanjay, who Crisis has interviewed as part of its research into the problem of hidden homelessness . Visit the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk .
RESEARCH REVEALS UNTAPPED POTENTIAL AMONGST HIDDEN HOMELESS PEOPLE - 28 August 2002
New research by the national homelessness charity Crisis shows that there is an untapped wealth of skills, talents and knowledge amongst the hidden homeless population.
RESEARCH REVEALS UNTAPPED POTENTIAL AMONGST HOMELESS PEOPLE - 28 August 2002
New research by the national homelessness charity Crisis shows that there is an untapped wealth of skills, talents and knowledge amongst the hidden homeless population.
FAMILY MELTDOWN THE OVERWHELMING CAUSE OF HOMELESSNESS - 20 August 2002
The nation’s divorce and relationship breakdown rate is contributing significantly to an underclass of hidden homeless people according to new research from Crisis. The charity, which today launches a campaign to fight modern-day homelessness across the UK, found that splitting with a partner or spouse is the trigger for more than half (53 per cent) of all individuals questioned who have no home to call their own.
HOMELESSNESS CHARITY ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTION - 20 August 2002
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is announcing a new direction for its work in response to the changing nature of homelessness. The organisation, which helps rebuild the lives of homeless people, is introducing a series of innovative new solutions to meet the changing needs of the homeless community.
Crisis hidden homelessness survey - 20 August 2002
New research highlights the fact that divorce and relationship breakdown is the trigger for more than half of all incidences of homelessness, with a further quarter of cases arising when relationships break down with parents or stepparents.
CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE NEW HOMELESSNESS ACT - 31 July 2002
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, has today welcomed the enforcement of the Homelessness Act. The Act, the most significant piece of legislation affecting homeless people since the 1977 homelessness legislation, will give local authorities a new responsibility to develop strategies to prevent and tackle all forms of homelessness.
HOMELESS PEOPLE FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE AGAINST ADDICTION - 14 July 2002
A new report by the homelessness charity Crisis reveals that in spite of widespread addiction to drink and drugs amongst homeless people, they are often not getting the help they need, leaving them with little hope of overcoming their problems and escaping homelessness. Based on interviews with nearly 400 homeless people passing between hostels, emergency shelters and the streets, the report is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive survey on homeless people’s addictions today.
GABBY LOGAN KICKS OFF CITY FUN RUN FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE - 14 June 2002
ITV’s Gabby Logan took time out from her busy World Cup schedule to blow the opening whistle at the Crisis Square Mile Run yesterday (Thursday 13 June.)
CITY FUN RUN FOR THE HOMELESS ENTERS ITS TENTH YEAR - 2 May 2002
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, is calling for people to take part in the Crisis Square Mile Run 2002, a 3-mile fun run through the heart of the City of London. Up to 2,000 people are expected to take part in London’s largest and best-known fun run on Thursday 13 June at 7.00pm. The run will be started by Gabby Logan, presenter of ITV’s “On The Ball” programme.
FINANCIAL TIMES CHAIRMAN TO HELP GUIDE CRISIS THROUGH NEW CHALLENGES - 18 March 2002
David Bell, Chairman of the Financial Times Group and an Executive Director of Pearson plc, has been recruited by Crisis to help guide the organisation through an intense period of development, which will see it launch a portfolio of innovative solutions to homelessness later this year. David Bell takes up his new position as Chair of Trustees for Crisis today.
CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW HOMELESSNESS DIRECTORATE - 13 March 2002
Crisis, the national homelessness charity, has today ignalled that the new Homelessness Directorate is a step in the right direction for homeless people. “The launch of the new Homelessness Directorate shows a commitment from government to tackle the wider homelessness problem, following on from the progress that has been made in reducing rough sleeping. This is welcomed,” said Shaks Ghosh, chief executive of Crisis.
WHY TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE - 14 February 2002
The past 12 months have seen Crisis go from strength to strength. The services we provide for homeless people have become increasingly sophisticated, enabling us to reach out to even more individuals, and we have successfully grown our income in an ever-competitive field. So why on earth did we decide to approach Shelter to talk merger?
CRISIS AND SHELTER TO CONTINUE FIGHTING HOMELESSNESS AS TWO ORGANISATIONS - 12 February 2002
Following seven months of negotiations to explore the possibility of creating a single homelessness organisation, it has been announced today that Crisis and Shelter will continue to work in partnership but as separate organisations.
Your old mobile is worth £5 to Crisis - 1 January 2002
Simply take your old phone to any major Sainsbury's, pop it in the envelope provided. Tick Crisis on the back and place in the recycling box.
SCROOGE MAKES A COMEBACK AS CRISIS OPENS ITS CHRISTMAS SHELTERS FOR THE 30 TH YEAR - 21 December 2001
PLEASE SEE PHOTO-CALL NOTICE FOR LAUNCH DETAILS OF 30 TH CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS BY LORD FALCONER MP AND ACTRESS CLAIRE SWEENEY AT 11AM ON FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER. THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE MAIN SHELTER IN EAST LONDON, DONATED BY TATE & LYLE.
CORPORATE LONDON ROLLS-UP ITS SLEEVES TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE - 14 December 2001
Top City executives from some of London's corporate giants are rolling up their sleeves and sweeping floors, washing windows and cleaning lavatories to help convert an empty warehouse into a Christmas shelter for Crisis, the national homelessness charity. One of these companies is Andersen, where staff are taking part in corporate team building exercises to help prepare five Open Christmas shelters to open from 23 to 30 December. The Crisis Open Christmas would not be possible without the 2,500 volunteers who come from all walks of life to set up and run the shelters.
OLD SUGAR WAREHOUSE TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO HOMELESS PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS - 11 December 2001
An eleventh hour search for a building to house the Crisis Open Christmas has ended with the generous donation of an old warehouse by Tate & Lyle. Coming just 24 hours before the final deadline for locating a building, the news means that the 30 th Open Christmas can go ahead as planned. Tate & Lyle’s offer of help comes less than a week after Crisis Chief Executive Shaks Ghosh made a desperate last-minute plea to London for its help in finding a home for its main Christmas shelter.
A HOME SHOULD BE A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT ACCORDING TO 90% OF THE BRITISH PUBLIC IN LATEST CRISIS/MORI POLL - 3 December 2001
Despite 90 per cent of the British public¡¦s belief that having a home should be a basic human right, almost 400,000 people live in temporary accommodation, isolated and often with little hope of finding somewhere to call a home i . Although 95 per cent of all homelessness is hidden, the plight of these people is not being sufficiently addressed because they are not visible.
CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S ROUGH SLEEPING ANNOUNCEMENT - 3 December 2001
As the government announces that there are less than 550 people sleeping on the streets of England on any one night, Crisis, the national homelessness charity, has today welcomed the news that the target has been met. “Getting people off the streets is a step in the right direction, but it is by no means the end of the journey. Many rough sleepers have joined the ranks of the hidden homeless, so we need to make sure that we find long-term solutions to their problems, to stop them from being recycled back to the streets,” said Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Crisis.
CRISIS APPEALS TO 'CORPORATE LONDON' TO HELP FIND BUILDING FOR CHRISTMAS SHELTER FOR HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE - 29 November 2001
HOMELESSNESS CHARITY SEEKS BUILDING THE SIZE OF FOOTBALL PITCH TO CONVERT INTO A SHELTER FOR HOMELESS AND ISOLATED PEOPLE OVER CHRISTMAS 30 TH CONSECUTIVE CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS EVENT IN JEOPARDY IF SUITABLE BUILDING NOT FOUND BY 7TH DECEMBER
‘GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME’ STAR SPEARHEADS URGENT CALL FOR CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERS - 7 November 2001
‘Goodness Gracious Me’ star, Nina Wadia, is launching an urgent appeal for volunteers for the 30 th Crisis Open Christmas at a press briefing in east London today.
MORE WORK NEEDED TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS FOR GOOD - 4 August 2001
Homelessness agencies have welcomed the Rough Sleeper¡¦s Unit¡¦s (RSU) announcement today that the number of street homeless people has fallen. The organisations have said more work must be done to tackle all forms of homelessness and prevent former rough sleepers from returning to the streets.
A FUTURE WITHOUT CARDBOARD BOXES - GOVERNMENT TARGET ON ROUGH SLEEPING IS "IN SIGHT" - 4 August 2001
The number of people sleeping rough in England has fallen by 62 per cent over the last three years, according to new figures released by the Government’s Rough Sleepers Unit today. It is estimated that there are around 700 people sleeping rough in England compared to 1,850 in 1998.
CRISIS AND SHELTER CONSIDER MERGER - 4 July 2001
The Trustees of Crisis and Shelter have agreed to open discussions about the possible merger of the two charities. They have set a deadline of end October to see if agreement can be reached on creating a single leading national homelessness agency, which would be a strong, unified and effective force in solving homelessness.
HOMELESS PEOPLE INVISIBLE TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION - 23 January 2001
Statistics released today by the homeless charity Crisis reveal that one in six homeless and vulnerable guests who turned up at its network of Christmas shelters had no medical care during the course of the year 1 .
HOMELESS PEOPLE GET CYBER SAVVY AT CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS - 14 January 2001
Figures released today by Crisis, the national homelessness charity, reveal that homeless people are eager not to be left behind in the technological revolution. The introduction of an internet café at the Crisis Open Christmas was a major success, with full bookings for the 306 hours of opening, making it one of the most popular services at this year’s Christmas shelters.
BIG ISSUE-COMMENT BY SHAKS GHOSH - 2 January 2001
When I watched 75 homeless people walk out of our Christmas shelter onto the snow-bound London streets, I realised we had two choices. We could either bite our lips and say nothing, or we could make a protest. Those homeless people had little opportunity to protest, so we decided to put our heads above the parapet.
BED CRISIS FOR HOMELESS WHO ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES OUT IN THE SNOW - 30 December 2000
Crisis today calls for the government to respond to the extreme cold weather by making additional beds available for homeless people.
CRISIS CHRISTMAS SHELTERS OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE - 23 December 2000
Today (23/12/00), Crisis opens the doors to its famous network of Christmas shelters, which will provide vital services and companionship to homeless people and those with nowhere to go during the festive period.Now in its 29 th year, the main Crisis Open Christmas shelter - one of five in London- will be held at the former bingo hall at Clapham Junction. A listed art deco building, which began life as a cinema in the 1930s, the shelter was donated by Bass and is expected to receive around 800 homeless and vulnerable people during Christmas week. Other Crisis shelters have opened across the country to complete the network.
GANGRENE, TB AND FROSTBITE MAKE IT A BLEAK CHRISTMAS FOR HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE - 22 December 2000
Today (22/12/00), actor and comedian Jack Dee will link up with the national homelessness charity Crisis to expose the failure of welfare services to help thousands of homeless, lonely and vulnerable people.
SPOTLIGHT MUST NOW FOCUS ON THE MOST VULNERABLE ROUGH SLEEPERS - 14 December 2000
Today (14/12/2000), at its conference to mark the first anniversary of the launch of the government¡¦s strategy on rough sleeping, homelessness charity Crisis warns that whilst many rough sleepers have been brought in from the cold, the needs of the most entrenched rough sleepers are not being addressed.
LAUNCH OF THE UK COALITION ON OLDER HOMELESSNESS - 6 December 2000
Homelessness hits older people hard. As well as being without a safe and secure home, many are likely to suffer from multiple difficulties, such as mental and physical health problems and isolation caused by many years adrift from mainstream society.
CRISIS AND THE POST OFFICE ARE HELPING TO CONNECT HOMELESS PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS - 1 December 2000
Homeless and vulnerably housed people who want to get in touch with loved-ones this Christmas will be able to do so thanks to a joint initiative set up by Crisis, the national homelessness charity, and The Post Office.
HOMELESS EX-SERVICEMEN MUST ALSO BE HONOURED ON REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY - 11 November 2000
As Britain prepares to honour the memory of those who died serving their country, homelessness charity Crisis is calling for the nation to remember the forgotten generation of ex-servicemen who were not killed in service but have ended up trapped in a lifetime of homelessness.
CHANGE A LIFE’ CAMPAIGN IN DANGER OF BECOMING LOST OPPORTUNITY - 6 November 2000
Homelessness charity Crisis has agreed to be part of the government’s ‘Change A Life’ campaign, which is launched today (6/11/2000), but argues that more needs to be done to help vulnerable people battling drug addictions.
EASTENDERS STAR LAUNCHES URGENT BUILDING APPEAL FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE IN LONDON THIS CHRISTMAS - 31 October 2000
EastEnders and Family Affairs star, Troy Titus-Adams, launched an urgent appeal today (31 October) at St Martin-in-the-Fields day centre in Charing Cross, to help Crisis find a shelter for people who are homeless or have no-one to spend Christmas with.
BEGGARS CALL FOR SOMETHING TO DO TO STOP THEM FROM BEGGING - 13 October 2000
A report published today, (13/10/00), by the national homeless charity Crisis reveals that beggars and street drinkers would like to be given something constructive to do with their time, to help them escape begging and the addiction problems which it fuels.
CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE ROUGH SLEEPERS UNIT REPORT - 22 August 2000
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has welcomed the Rough Sleepers Unit’s progress report as ‘an important first step’ towards achieving the goal of ending mass street homelessness.
HIGH PREGNANCY RATE FOR YOUNG HOMELESS WOMEN - 25 July 2000
Figures from Homeless Young Women and Pregnancy, a new report by HAHP 1 , part of the national charity Crisis, have revealed an alarming rate of unplanned pregnancies amongst young homeless women. The report, being launched today (25 July 2000) by Tessa Jowell MP, Minister for Women 2 , reveals that some 24% of 16 to 25 year-old women in hostels across London 3 have been pregnant in the past year, most of them going ahead with the pregnancy.4
LACK OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TRAPPED IN HOMELESSNESS - 23 June 2000
Opportunities for homeless people are determined by who they are rather than what they need, according to a new report being launched by the homeless charity Crisis. People are being denied a route out of homelessness because they are trapped in small, tight-knit communities of other homeless people.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DISTRIBUTE HEALTHY HEARTY MEALS TO HOMELESS - 23 June 2000
National homeless charity Crisis is calling on local members of the public with time on their hands to help out at its Southwark based Crisis FareShare scheme which enables homeless people to access a healthier diet.
SAMANTHA JANUS SETS HEARTS RACING FOR HOMELESS - 12 May 2000
Actress Samantha Janus, star of ITV’s L1 and BBC 2’s Game On will fire the starting gun at national homeless charity Crisis’ Square Mile Run 2000 on Thursday 15 June at 7pm at Old Billingsgate, London EC3.
CHILDREN’S TV STAR LAUNCHES CRISIS EDUCATION PACK - 10 May 2000
Kirsten O’Brien, Children’s BBC TV presenter, is launching national homeless charity Crisis’s Changing Lives, a schools education pack for 13 to 16 year olds, designed to prevent young people drifting into the homelessness trap. “Changing Lives is a brilliant pack which shows young people what homelessness really means. It’s a frightening, lonely experience which no young person should have to go through, which is why I am giving this pack my full upport,” said Kirsten O’Brien.
HOMELESSNESS MOVERS AND SHAKERS BRAINSTORM AT CRISIS’S INNOVATIONS FAIR - 2 May 2000
Crisis is calling on all homeless practitioners to attend its annual Innovations Fair which will link up attendees with Louise Casey, Head of the Rough Sleepers Unit and a Senior Government Minister 1 . The Innovations Fair will showcase new ideas and solutions to current issues in the homelessness sector. The all-day event will be held at the Atrium Gallery, Birmingham National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 21 June 2000.
CRISIS URGES RUNNERS TO GET THEIR TRAINERS ON - 19 April 2000
National homeless charity Crisis is calling on all fleet-footed runners to take part in a three-mile sponsored run through the City of London on Thursday 15 June at 6.30pm.
CRISIS WELCOMES HAND-UP FOR HOMELESS IN HOUSING GREEN PAPER - 4 April 2000
The homeless charity Crisis is hailing the Housing Green Paper, launched this afternoon in the House of Commons by John Prescott, as an important step in reconnecting vulnerable people at risk of homelessness into mainstream society.
GLOBAL INCREASE IN DRUG RESISTANT TB: HOMELESS WILL BE FIRST TO SUFFER IN BRITAIN - 24 March 2000
Today, on International TB Day, national homeless charity Crisis is warning that homeless people will be amongst the first to suffer when Britain is hit by the global rise of drug resistant and multi-drug resistant TB. Crisis is urging for action to be taken now to prevent the health of homeless people from suffering any further.
SWEEPING THE STREETS? - 15 February 2000
With the publication of the new national rough sleeping strategy, Crisis is calling on people who deal with street drinkers and beggars to let the national homelessness charity know what they¡¦ve done.
Q: WHAT HAVE A NATIONAL SUPERMARKET CHAIN, A GLOBAL AIRLINE AND A LEADING LAW FIRM ALL GOT IN COMMON? - 15 February 2000
They all helped with Crisis’ London Open Christmas network of homeless shelters, providing festive cheer and warmth to some of the capital’s most vulnerable people over the Christmas period.
CRISIS TO GAIN FROM A DRAMA.. - 10 January 2000
Red Shift Theatre Company is generously donating proceeds from the gala night of its production of Hamlet: first cut to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
HOMELESS PEOPLE STILL DENIED BASIC HEALTHCARE - 7 January 2000
An alarming increase was seen in visits to the medical team at December¡|s Crisis Open Christmas shelter for homeless people with 878 visits, a twenty per cent increase on the previous year. Some serious underlying medical conditions were revealed, including TB, which affected three per cent of guests using the medical service and could indicate a rise in TB infection amongst the homeless population from one in fifty (Out of the Shadow 1995) to one in thirty three.
FESTIVE CHEER COMBATS LONELINESS AND DESPERATION DURING LAST CHRISTMAS OF 20TH CENTURY - 23 December 1999
Crisis today (23 December 1999) opens its nation wide network of Christmas services, which will provide vital companionship to lonely and isolated people during the last Christmas of the twentieth century.
ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY HERALDS END OF MASS STREET HOMELESSNESS - 15 December 1999
Crisis today hailed the new strategy for rough sleepers as the beginning of the end of mass street homelessness in England. ¡¥The strategy will give us the means to help homeless people come off the streets and out of the cold¡| said Chief Executive Shaks Ghosh. ¡¥This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it¡|s one that we must all grasp.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MILLENNIUM PARTY FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE - 10 December 1999
For those who haven’t got a ticket for the Dome and are bored by what’s on TV on Millennium night why not volunteer at the Crisis Millennium Party? Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, today launched an urgent appeal to recruit volunteers to help out at the party on 31 st December to be hosted by Crisis at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Victoria.
CRISIS CALLS FOR A RIGHT TO ASSESSMENT CARE AND SUPPORT TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS - 6 December 1999
Crisis today (Monday 6 th December 1999) called for all homeless people to be given the right to a health assessment and subsequent care plan and support in a bid to prevent people ending back on the streets. The charity warned that homeless people often have health problems including mental illness and drug and alcohol dependency and it was this that often prevented them sustaining tenancies.
HOMELESS PEOPLE IGNORED IN RURAL AREAS - 1 December 1999
New research published today by national homelessness charity Crisis, shows that people in living in the countryside see homelessness as a city based problem despite significant numbers of homeless people living in rural areas.
CRISIS ANNOUNCES OLYMPIA FOR CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS - 25 November 1999
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, announced today that this year's Crisis Open Christmas will be held at The National Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Kensington, London. It is expected to play host to up to 800 vulnerably and badly housed guests each day from 23 December until 30 December. This follows on Crisis' hugely successful 1998 London Open Christmas, where guests were welcomed in a much smaller converted bus depot in East Dulwich, South East London.
CRISIS AND SHELTER SEEK SUPPORT TO END STREET HOMELESSNESS - 15 November 1999
Two of the UK’s top homelessness charities are today (15 November) launching a new initiative to tackle street homelessness at the Millennium.
DONT BE A TURKEY THIS CHRISTMAS - HELPING HANDS NEEDED AT CRISIS SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE - 10 November 1999
National homelessness charity Crisis made an urgent appeal today (10 November) for 1,500 volunteers to help provide essential services for homeless people at its network of Christmas shelters across the UK.
MILLENNIUM DEBATE SERIES CHALLENGES CURRENT THINKING ON HOMELESSNESS ISSUES - 5 November 1999
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is to host a series of debates featuring high profile decision makers and thinkers, during November and December 1999 which will explore the issue of homelessness from a number of challenging angles.
EVICTION OF MENTALLY ILL PERPETUATES LIFE OF HOMELESSNESS - 26 August 1999
A new report* published today (Thursday 26 th August 1999) from the national homelessness charity Crisis, shows that despite proven links between homelessness and mental illness, local authority housing departments are still evicting mentally ill people onto the street.
CALL FOR MILLENNIUM AMNESTY FOR SOCIAL HOUSING EXCLUSIONS - 22 July 1999
Crisis, the national homelessness charity today (Thursday 22 nd July 1999) called for an amnesty for people who have been excluded from social housing to coincide with the new millennium.
CRISIS AND HACT DISCUSS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP - 21 July 1999
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT) have entered discussions on a strategic partnership.
EXCLUDED FROM AN EARLY AGE ? NEW RESEARCH SHOWS LINK BETWEEN SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS AND STREET HOMELESSNESS - 1 July 1999
Over a quarter of people sleeping rough have been excluded from school new research launched by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, reveals today (Thursday 1 st July).
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE - 1 July 1999
This report examines ways of preventing homelessness and rough sleeping. It was carried out at day centres, hostels and winter shelters in London by independent researchers Geoffrey Randall and Susan Brown.
THIS LIFE STAR, CAST OF HOLBY CITY AND GOVERNMENT STREET 'TSTAR' GET THE CITY RUNNING TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE - 10 June 1999
Actor Ramon Tikaram (‘Ferdy’ from BBC’s This Life and star of Jesus Christ Superstar) will put over 2,000 City workers under starters orders as they race in the One 2 One Square Mile Run in aid of Crisis tonight (Thursday 10 June). He will be joined by the cast of BBC’s Holby City (including Angela Griffin – ex Coronation Street and Lisa Faulkener – ex Brookside), Government homelessness ‘Tsar’ Louise Casey, politician Jeffrey Archer and Crisis chief executive Shaks Ghosh as the runners thread their way along the three-mile route through the City.
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND? - 31 May 1999
This research provides both descriptive data about homeless women without legal rights to housing as well as an understanding of the causes, experiences and consequences of their homelessness.
NEW RESEARCH CITIES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS BIGGEST TRIGGER OF WOMEN'S HOMELESSNESS - 31 May 1999
New research published today (Monday 31 St May 1999) by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, puts domestic violence at the root of women¡¦s homelessness in England.
DONATED FOOD GOES UNCOLLECTED AS FOOD SCHEME HELD BACK BY LACK OF VOLUNTEER SUPPORT - 25 May 1999
In the first quarter of 1999 Crisis FareShare London has redistributed £260,000 of food and has successfully implemented an additional day, meaning the service now operates six days every week. Yet more surplus fresh food could be reaching London’s homeless people if more volunteers were regularly available to help run the scheme.
CRISIS SCHEME SHOWS RETAILERS WANT TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE OUTSIDE LONDON - 21 May 1999
Thirteen and a half tonnes of surplus, fresh food have been rescued from going to waste in landfill dumps in Southampton in three months, the first regional franchise of Crisis FareShare reveals today (Friday 21 st May 1999) at its launch aboard SS Shieldhall, Southampton. The scheme is the first of seven new Crisis FareShare schemes opening up and down the country over the next eight months. It is based on a pilot in London run by national homelessness charity Crisis. Fresh surplus food past its display-until date but within its best-before date is distributed from supermarkets, shops and restaurants to homeless day centres and night shelters. Already, the Southampton scheme has contributed to over 1,000 meals in its first three months.
CRISIS CALLS FOR CITY RUNNERS TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE - 30 April 1999
Crisis today (30 th April) challenged Londoners to get their running shoes on and take part in the One 2 One Square Mile Run on the evening of Thursday 10 th June. The event aims to raise £150,000 for Crisis’ work with single homeless people.
HILARY ARMSTRONG JOINS HOMELESSNESS BRAINSTORM AT CRISIS INNOVATION FAIR - 26 April 1999
Minister for Local Government and Housing, Hilary Armstrong MP, will join fast-track thinkers in a search for break-through solutions to street homelessness at the Crisis Innovations Fair. The event will be held at Birmingham NEC on 11 th June 1999. .
LONDONERS TOLD TO MAKE HOMELESSNESS AS UNFASIONABLE AS CRINOLINES - 23 March 1999
Londoners have seen it all over the last thirty years. Mods, yuppies and punk rockers have all come and gone. Docklands has been rebuilt. Arsenal is fashionable again. We’ve had Red Ken, Alf Garnett and the Islington chattering classes.
Paxman and Rice open hi-tech treasure hunt for Crisis - 30 November -1
Homelessness charity Crisis opens entry for UK?s first charity Smartphone treasure hunt fronted by celebrity challengers Aneka Rice and Jeremy Paxman
Paxman and Rice open hi-tech treasure hunt for Crisis - 30 November -1
Homelessness charity Crisis opens entry for UK?s first charity Smartphone treasure hunt fronted by celebrity challengers Aneka Rice and Jeremy Paxman.