Stopping homelessness before it starts in Hounslow
Cllr Lily Bath outlines Hounslow LBC's preventative model for tackling homelessness and rough sleeping – and the creation of My Independence as a new joint venture between statutory homelessness services and health and social care.
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.
Councils urged to get behind The World's Big Sleep Out
Dame Louise Casey has called on councils to support a ‘unique, historical campaign’ to sustainably help around one million homeless and displaced people locally and globally.
Roll-out of mental health support for rough sleepers begins
A £12m scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers has been launched.
B&B costs councils £93m a year, says LGA
Councils are spending over £93m a year on bed and breakfast accommodation, a figure which is nine times the amount in 2010 according to analysis by the Local Government Association.
Our aim is to ensure no-one sleeps rough in Oxford
On World Homelessness Day, Linda Smith explains Oxford City Council's partnership approach to ensuring no one should have to sleep rough on the streets of the city.
‘Raise benefits to aid homeless’
Campaigners are urging ministers to increase housing-related benefits and to support social housebuilding following the publication of several reports and datasets in the run-up to World Homeless Day today.
'Raise benefits to aid homeless'
Campaigners are urging ministers to increase housing-related benefits and to support social house-building following the publication of several reports and datasets on World Homeless Day today.
Ending London’s homeless capital status
On World Homelessness Day, and ahead of next month's London Councils Summit, Cllr Darren Rodwell says boroughs are determined and ambitious about tackling one of the capital’s most pressing challenges.
What might have been without the recession and Brexit
Michael Burton says the worry as the next Spending Review gets under way is that a bad or no-deal Brexit leads to another lost decade of growth and more cuts, which this time a pruned public sector is unable to withstand.
Homelessness needs proper investment and commitment
Shelter Scotland has launched legal action against Glasgow City Council, claiming that it needs more temporary beds for those presenting as homeless. Heather Jameson argues it needs far fewer and that people should be helped into permanent homes.
HEALTHMJ: Victims of domestic abuse ‘more likely to become homeless’
A national domestic abuse charity says women who are victims are more likely to be homeless as a result of their situation.
Intervene early to prevent homelessness
Preventing homelessness in later life could mean talking to primary school children about the issue as a matter of routine, according to the Homeless Network.
Glasgow faces legal battle over homeless services
Shelter Scotland has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Council over failures in its homelessness service.
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
Easing the homeless crisis
Ann McGauran reports on the alarming rise in homelessness and what local authorities are doing to mitigate its effects.
Basildon fears over influx of London homeless
Basildon BC councillors have been reassured that London boroughs will not disown their homeless residents when they are placed there.
Council pledges to stop housing residents outside borough
A London authority has announced it is to end out-of-borough temporary housing placements.
White Van Man on... homelessness
There’s a lot of fuss about homeless people on the streets or ‘rough sleepers’ as the suits call them and I’ve often wondered how they ever got there.
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.