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Matthew Downie

Director of Policy and External Affairs , Crisis

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Today, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has presented an ambitious plan for ending homelessnes...

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In recent weeks and months, we’ve learned that a number of Crisis clients have been caught up in the Government’s policy to detain rough sleepers from the European Economic Area (EEA) and send them back to their country of origin. It’s hard to imagine UK nationals ever being treated with such little respect for their wishes or wellbeing, and we’re urging the Government to suspend this policy immediately.

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This year, homelessness has finally returned to the political agenda, and with 160,000 households...

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The last few months have seen Housing First break through into the homelessness and political agenda in the UK. Crisis has enthusiastically promoted the potential contribution it can make because the evidence base for the outcomes it achieves is compelling.

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In April last year, Crisis turned 50. While this milestone is usually an achievement for an organ...

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