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 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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We’re incredibly proud to announce that Crisis and Newcastle City Council will be forming a new p...


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The centuries-old Vagrancy Act, which makes rough sleeping and begging illegal in England and Wales, should be scrapped because it is needlessly pushing vulnerable people further from help, according to a new report from homelessness charity Crisis. The calls come as the Government today announces its review of the Act as part of its rough sleeping strategy


19/06/2019
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Crisis is incredibly proud to announce that Matt Downie, our Director of Policy and External Affa...


08/06/2019
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