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Welcome to the Media centre where you can find our latest press releases and contact details for the Crisis press office.

Contact the Crisis press team

Monday to Friday - 9 - 5pm

Press Office

T: 020 7426 3880

E: media@crisis.org.uk

Out of hours:

Out-of-hours media line

M: 07973 372587

These numbers are only for media enquiries. If you need help with homelessness or other issues please visit our 'Get help' section. Please note: as we are a small team with limited resource, we are unfortunately unable to offer any direct support for student requests. Please do explore our media centre for our latest comments, stories, and reports for more information about our work, and homelessness in the UK.

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Today the Labour Party launched its manifesto for the General Election which included plans to sc...


The Liberal Democrat party have today launched their General Election manifesto with a clear comm...


  Today, the Labour Party launched its manifesto for the General Election which included plans t...


Fewer than ten per cent of homes are affordable to small families needing housing benefit in one...


Today (Monday 18 November) marks the next step towards ending homelessness in Scotland, with the...


Today the Government has announced that the freeze on benefits, which has been in place since 201...


New figures today from the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) – the most compr...


Today, the ONS has reported that 726 people died while homeless in England and Wales during 2018,...


Today, Crisis responds to the Ministry for House, Communities and Local Government statistics for England. These numbers, while experimental statistics, are the first full years worth of data issued since the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) in April 2018.


Restoring the levels of housing benefit, otherwise known as Local Housing Allowance (LHA), so they truly cover market rents has the potential to prevent more than 6,000 households from being pushed into homelessness and also lift more than 35,000 children out of poverty in the next three years in the UK. As part of Crisis’ Cover the Cost campaign, new research released today, conducted by Alma Economics, outlines the three-year cost and benefit analysis of a Government investment of £3.3 billion in LHA for immediate net benefits of £2.1 billion (1). More specifically, the charity is calling for £820 million in the next year as part of upcoming spending decisions.


Crisis comments on the latest Welsh homelessness figures that show councils are continuing to prevent two out of every three cases of homelessness while more households than ever faced the threat of losing their home.


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.