Homelessness

  • System-wide approach to no more homelessness in Norfolk

    20 October 2021

    The Norfolk Strategic Housing Partnership uses a more human approach to tackling homelessness, centred on speaking to people who have been or are currently sleeping rough, says Stephen Evans.


  • Levelling up the UK’s most unequal city

    20 October 2021

    Tackling inequality and promoting food justice are key priorities for Cambridge as the council aspires for the city to be a global exemplar of a fairer, greener and more inclusive way of life, explains Robert Pollock.


  • Pressure rises on Gove to build social housing

    19 October 2021

    Pressure was this week mounting on new housing secretary Michael Gove to ramp up the building of social homes amid predictions of growing homelessness.


  • Scotland has made progress in ending homelessness, says new report

    08 October 2021

    Better emergency accommodation and extending the temporary ban on eviction orders enforcement have helped Scotland make progress in ending homelessness, says a new report.


  • Christmas cancelled

    29 September 2021

    With all of us leading such busy lives, an anniversary or partner’s birthday can creep up on you, sparking silent bitterness over the absent present.


  • Families under pressure

    27 September 2021

    As energy and food costs soar and pandemic financial support comes to an end, Chris Mahony asks what impact the pressures on low income families will have on stretched local authorities.


  • Kerslake: Government must act now on rough sleeping

    23 September 2021

    Strides made to end homelessness during the pandemic could be lost if the Government does not act now, a major new report on rough sleeping has concluded.


  • Protecting tenants the Bristol way

    14 September 2021

    Bristol City Council’s Rogue Landlord Unit has saved 345 tenancies in two years, says Shona Ali. She reports on a survey of councils and looks at long-term solutions to ensure protection for all renters.


  • Joined-up action to aid street-based lives

    14 September 2021

    Calderdale’s trauma-based response to Burnt Bridges? is an example of why focusing on place-based working between health, councils and voluntary organisations matters, say Robin Tuddenham and Marianne Huison.


  • Village hall to be used to house homeless

    10 September 2021

    A village hall will be converted into homes for the homeless in a scheme that is thought to be a first in the UK.


  • Let’s end rough sleeping

    06 September 2021

    The Government has committed to ending rough sleeping by 2024. To sustain this there needs to be a cross-government strategy that recognises rough sleeping as both a health and a housing issue writes Lord Bob Kerslake.


  • Bromley strikes £67m housing deal

    01 September 2021

    Bromley LBC is to buy hundreds of homes in a deal aimed at relieving pressure on temporary accommodation.


  • Quarter of rough sleepers no longer being housed under Everyone In

    27 August 2021

    One in four people placed in emergency accommodation under the Government’s Everyone In scheme are no longer being housed, campaigners have warned today.


  • EXCLUSIVE: Call for transparency around rough sleeping programme

    17 August 2021

    Labour’s shadow housing secretary has called for more transparency around the performance of a key rough sleeping funding programme amid government secrecy.


  • Mayor of London pledges to resist rough sleeping Immigration Rules

    09 August 2021

    Over 80 organisations have pledged to stand against rough sleeping Immigration Rules which make rough sleeping grounds for refusing a person’s leave to remain.


  • We need to do more to tackle homelessness before it happens

    03 August 2021

    The country needs a national housing and homelessness strategy underpinned by long-term sustainable investment, with a significant focus on prevention, says John Glenton.


  • 4 wheel drive woman on... homlessness

    28 July 2021

    Gosh, one does wish one could go back to lockdown. Everywhere is utterly overrun with people. And the traffic! My goodness, were there ever this many cars on the road before COVID?


  • Keep up COVID funding to end homelessness, says Kerslake

    27 July 2021

    Ending homelessness is possible, but the Government needs to keep up funding or face a post-pandemic surge, an independent commission concluded.


  • Carpe Diem - Seize the Day

    19 July 2021

    Chief executive at Cratus, Nick Kilby, has been judging the finalist for the Community Heroes Award for The MJ Awards. He says the experience left him feeling ‘emotional and heartened’.


  • This is our chance to level up for Cornwall

    19 July 2021

    The themes in the Prime Minister’s levelling up speech chime clearly with Cornwall Council’s plan to build back stronger, greener and fairer, says Cllr Linda Taylor.