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About us

We are the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. We help people out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

What we do

All of us need a decent home – to be healthy and to thrive. Currently though, this basic human need isn’t being met for so many people across the UK. This is unacceptable. At Crisis we work side by side with thousands of people each year as they find ways out of homelessness. We provide practical support to help people access benefits, healthcare services, employment opportunities, and more. Our main aim is to relieve the huge pressure of homelessness, by helping people find safe and affordable homes as quickly as possible. We prioritise supporting people who are facing the most complex barriers to ending their homelessness and often have nowhere else to turn. As well as helping to end homelessness for individuals, we work to address the root causes that push people into homelessness in the first place. We campaign on the political changes needed to end homelessness for good and conduct research to understand and highlight the scale, causes and consequences of homelessness.
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Our history

We were founded in 1967, amidst growing realisation of the extent of the homelessness crisis across the UK. 

Politicians, homelessness groups and social activists came together  in an effort to support people experiencing homelessness and campaign for an end to the crisis. 

Homelessness should not exist in our society. With the right action, we know homelessness can and should be ended across the UK.  


Our impact

Our people

Our people

Crisis is led by a group of Trustees and a Chief Executive, supported by...

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Our celebrities

We are grateful to have a range of high profile supporters.

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Jobs at Crisis

We are all committed to ensuring every homeless person has the support and opportunities they need to fulfill their potential. Everyone who works at Crisis is joined in the belief that we can end homelessness. If you share our passion to end homelessness and want to be part of the change, have a look at our current vacancies.
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Latest news

We put up this sign in Westminster to show what could happen if we don’t stop the UK Government’s plans to criminalise homelessness.


We hand in petition signed by 10,000 people calling on the Government to drop plans to criminalise homelessness.


Crisis is keen to support employers and in September 2023 will launch a Homelessness Covenant in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).