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No One Turned Away

No One Turned Away is calling for every homeless person who approaches their council to get the help they need.

Homeless people in England can be turned away with little or no help by councils if they are not considered a 'priority', even though they have nowhere else to stay.

The Homelessness Reduction Act, tabled by Conservative MP Bob Blackman and supported by politicians of all parties, aims to change that.

Following pressure from thousands of campaigners the bill received royal assent (formal approval by the Queen) on 27 April 2017.

The law will not come into effect immediately, as councils need time to prepare for the changes. Crisis will work with councils, the Government and others to make sure the new law is implemented effectively.

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News about the campaign

“The summer of 2015, I became homeless. It was like an earthquake. I knew I had to survive, I had...


27/04/2017
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today announced plans for a £50m fund to help homeless people, including former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse, by delivering properties specifically earmarked for people needing to move on from hostels and refuges.


20/12/2016
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The Chancellor today announced a further £10 million funding over two years to the Rough Sleeping Fund as part of his Autumn Statement 2016.


23/11/2016
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