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In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live. We’ve published a ground-breaking plan showing the solutions that can end homelessness in Britain for good.


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160,000

 homeless households in Britain

Rough sleeping is forecast to rise by 76 per cent in the next decade unless the government takes action to tackle it.

In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live.

“My one wish would be a home. I know if I have a room or a flat the rest won’t matter. With a normal place and normal people I know I could then find a job." - Jo

We know we can #EndHomelessness. But we need the political will and commitment to make it happen.

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Launch of The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019, takes place on Thursday 23 May 2019. 10:00am -...


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Crisis at Christmas today opens its doors to an expected 4,500 guests in 15 centres across the country. Run by an army of more than 11,000 volunteers, the centres in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and Coventry provide warmth, companionship and three hot meals a day.


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Shockingly, between 2012 and 2017, the numbers have soared by 120% in England and 63% in Wales. Numbers in Scotland fell by 6% over the same period.


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