Casey calls for stronger rough sleeping prevention
Tackling rough sleeping has been ‘dumped on’ local authorities, according to the woman behind the lifesaving Everyone In scheme.
We’ll support councils to end homelessness
Last week’s call by the Government for councils to redouble efforts to bring ‘Everyone In’ is timely and essential, says Rick Henderson of Homeless Link.
COVID-19 reveals scale of rough sleeping ‘far exceeds’ previous estimates
The scale of the rough sleeping population in England ‘far exceeds’ the Government’s previous estimates and has been made clear during the pandemic.
Councils asked to 'redouble efforts' on rough sleeping
English councils have been asked to ‘redouble their efforts’ to help accommodate people sleeping rough, with the Government finding an additional £10m funding.
Government urged to bring back Everyone In programme
The Government has been urged to ensure all rough sleepers are housed during the third national lockdown.
Minister denies ‘criminalisation’ of rough sleepers
A minister has denied homeless people are being criminalised following laws allowing the deportation of rough sleepers.
Rough sleepers to get extra support for drug and alcohol dependency
Extra funding will be given to 43 areas across England to help rough sleepers recover from drug and alcohol misuse.
Councils boycott ‘cruel and draconian’ deportation rules
Growing numbers of councils have refused to implement new government rules that could lead to migrant rough sleepers being deported.
Councils have 'serious concerns' over protecting rough sleepers this winter
Some councils will face the 'difficult choice' of leaving people to sleep rough or placing them in unsafe accommodation this winter, a new report has warned.
Councils asked to review rough sleeping plans
Councils have been asked to review their plans and ensure every rough sleeper is offered somewhere safe to go to help protect them from COVID-19.
Crisis call for return of Everyone In
The chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis has called for ring-fenced funding for councils to provide COVID-safe accommodation for anyone at risk of rough sleeping.
Councils stare into a highly uncertain financial future
Extra funding will help English councils this year, but big questions remain for 2021 and beyond, says associate director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies David Phillips.
Ensuring a brighter future for care leavers
As Care Leavers' Week begins today, the Government is publishing best practice guidance for councils on accommodation and support that's designed to help them ensure young people can flourish, say ministers Kelly Tolhurst and Vicky Ford.
Where are the homes this winter?
COVID has shown we need even more affordable housing and further government initiatives to tackle rising levels of homelessness made worse by the pandemic’s economic impact, writes Robert Pollock.
Ministry needs to be more than just a 'dating agency', Dame Louise tells Solace
Local government bodies need a plan to get the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) taken seriously at the top level of Government, a former adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned.
Councils secure £10m to help homeless this winter
Councils will receive a new £10m Cold Weather Fund to help rough sleepers stay safe this winter.
Reducing homelessness through radical recruitment
A new Radical Futures employment initiative will reduce the burden on councils and prevent homelessness, says Emma Freivogel.
How can councils prepare homelessness services for a second wave?
We’ve proven we can tackle rough sleeping and keep people safe during COVID-19 says John Glenton – and now we need to be ready to do so again.
Joint call for increased funding to help rough sleepers
A host of health and homelessness organisations have implored the Government to take ‘bold action’ and help councils bring rough sleepers off the streets this winter.
Rough sleeping advisory panel sidelined
A government-backed advisory panel formed to help eradicate rough sleeping has met just once in the last year, it has emerged.