Homelessness

  • Grenfell council calls for homeless help

    21 September 2020

    A small London council has called for other boroughs to help house its homeless.


  • Liverpool to replace homeless shelters

    26 August 2020

    The city council is to close its ‘shared sleeping sites’ for homeless people and provide self-contained accommodation.


  • Evictions ban extended

    21 August 2020

    The Government has extended the ban on evictions of renters for a further month following lobbying by councils.


  • Councils warn of ‘avalanche of evictions’

    21 August 2020

    The local government sector is braced for a deluge of homelessness following the end of the evictions ban.


  • EXCLUSIVE: Casey steps back from homelessness response

    20 August 2020

    Dame Louise Casey has stepped back from helping with the Government’s emergency homelessness response, The MJ understands.


  • 'Unique model' could be expanded

    17 August 2020

    A ‘unique model’ that procures accommodation for homeless Londoners and those at risk could be expanded as the capital faces a ‘tsunami’ of homelessness.


  • Plans to end homelessness will ‘fail’ without funding

    13 August 2020

    The Government’s pledge to end homelessness will fail unless services are fully funded in the upcoming Spending Review, the Salvation Army has warned.


  • Extra £40m to tackle homelessness

    11 August 2020

    The Welsh Government has announced extra cash aimed to provide people with safe and secure homes.


  • What ‘Everyone In’ has taught us

    10 August 2020

    The ‘Everyone In’ programme has not only transformed lives, but it also has the potential to radically change the way we care for people who were sleeping rough, according to John Glenton. He says we need to work together to embed these practices to provide better care and support.


  • We need a joined up approach to homelessness

    10 August 2020

    As rough sleepers migrate from our cities to towns and rural areas, Cllr Dr Zahid Chauhan calls for a joined up approach to solving the homelessness problem


  • Dame Louise Casey to get peerage

    31 July 2020

    Dame Louise Casey has been nominated to sit in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer in the latest list released today.


  • Helping Westminster's rough sleepers turn their lives around

    24 July 2020

    The pandemic gave Westminster City Council a chance to not only offer rough sleepers a home but to support them with the services they need to start over, says Cllr Rachael Robathan.


  • Mistakes on homelessness are making matters worse, says Ombudsman

    15 July 2020

    Problems with the way councils are meeting their housing duties are making things worse for homeless people, the Ombudsman found.


  • £105m cash boost to keep homeless off the streets

    24 June 2020

    Ministers have unveiled a further £105m of funding to help keep rough sleepers off the streets after the pandemic.


  • Putting right our housing wrongs

    17 June 2020

    COVID-19 has ‘brought the myriad housing disadvantages and social inequalities into stark relief’ – and it’s time to move on to a strategic approach to building our future homes, says Professor Jo Richardson.


  • Making our rough sleeping project part of the 'new normal'

    09 June 2020

    Somerset West and Taunton Council pulled together with partners to provide both accommodation and a support programme for rough sleepers. A powerful case is being made to government to keep the project going, says Federica Smith-Roberts.


  • Policing the street population in the context of COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    Dr Arabella Kyprianides and professors Ben Bradford and Clifford Stott examine how the challenges faced by police, local government and partner agencies when policing London’s street population are being addressed.


  • Slipping through the cracks

    01 June 2020

    CIPFA and Xantura have set up a data partnership to support the local authority fight against COVID-19.The key aim is to find and protect those in immediate need, say Rob Whiteman and Wajid Shafiq.


  • De-traumatising the sector

    27 May 2020

    Research conducted by Riverside looks at what we need to do to move on from the last decade and create better, more effective homelessness services. John Glenton explains


  • Ending homelessness among our veterans

    27 May 2020

    Ed Tytherleigh asks what councils can do to improve support and housing for ex-Service personnel, who make up 3% of the street homeless population