Councils should get involved in world's largest anti-homelessness fundraiser
Former homelessness tsar Dame Louise Casey urges councils to support The World’s Big Sleep Out on Saturday December 7.
Glasgow faces legal battle over homeless services
Shelter Scotland has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Council over failures in its homelessness service.
Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme
The Government has been warned older EU nationals living in the UK could be shut out of public services or be put at risk of deportation.
Support for outreach heroes
Nickie Aiken outlines the key aims of a campaign that seeks to make it easy to donate to a ‘hidden network of heroes’ in a targeted way, helping rough sleepers in Westminster
Social action - core to community wellbeing
John Tizard explains how local authorities can rebuild and transform relations with the voluntary and community sector.
Casey calls for support to tackle homelessness
Homelessness expert Dame Louise Casey has issued a call to arms to tackle the rising tide of homelessness around the world.
Councils' concern over Universal Support withdrawal
Councils have reacted with dismay after the Government handed support for the Universal Credit (UC) rollout to the charity sector.
Public votes proposed in civil society strategy
Communities could be put in charge of facilities and decision-making put to public votes under proposals published by the Government today.
Does NCS deserve to survive?
In his first major speech about the voluntary sector given in London in May, secretary of state Matt Hancock lauded the National Citizen Service as a scheme that helps young people. Is he right? Dan Corry investigates.
Council response to Grenfell tragedy was 'weak' - report
Damage caused by Kensington and Chelsea RLBC's ‘weak’ response in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire will be ‘difficult to repair,’ a report has suggested.
Older renters ignored by housing policy, charity claims
Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.
Can charities bridge the health divide?
Dan Corry argues that local authorities can collaborate more closelywith the third sector to deliver better health services for their communities
Shiny homelessness initiatives are no consolation for supported housing changes
If we are to tackle this national homelessness crisis, the Government not only has to progress new initiatives, but also ensure that the very housing that currently provides a lifeline to tens of thousands of people without a home is not jeopardised, writes Denise Hatton.
Time to revisit our commissioning strategies and challenge contracts?
As some of the more traditional contracting arrangements get called into question, Louise Round asks whether it is time to challenge the notion that large scale contracts bring economies of scale and enhance service quality.
2017 had highest number of homeless children in 10 years
The highest numbers of homeless children in a decade were recorded this year, according to charity Shelter, and 128,000 will be living in temporary accommodation on Christmas day.