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21 October 2020
The government announced £12 million of additional cold winter funding to support rough sleepers on 13 October. This will be nowhere near enough.
2 September 2020
At the last minute, on 22 August, the government announced the eviction ban would continue for another four weeks, along with a temporary extension of the notice period to six months
22 July 2020
The government often claims to have housed 90% of homeless people during the pandemic through the 'Everybody In' scheme. Working for a homeless service in Westminster, I know this to be a lie.
6 May 2020
On 29 March, the government told local councils and outreach teams to bring all rough sleepers into accommodation, writes Andrea Gilbert, homelessness worker.
18 March 2020
Last minute emails to staff calling on them to suspend strike action because of the coronavirus crisis provoked anger
11 March 2020
I work at a homeless day centre in central London, supporting rough sleepers with severe mental health issues, writes Jack Jeffrey, support worker for homeless people.
26 June 2019
It is a disgrace for people to be living in unsafe and dangerous housing in the fifth richest country in the world
8 May 2019
An enthusiastic crowd attended the launch meeting of the new Labour Homelessness Campaign. Left opinion columnist Owen Jones expressed anger that people sleep on the streets in Britain, one of the richest
6 March 2019
It's one world for the super-rich and another for us including billions in profit for housebuilders and homelessness for thousands of children.
27 February 2019
How should councils deal with the deepening housing crisis and the homelessness and desperation it creates?
6 February 2019
Lords and the homeless - its one world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us
30 January 2019
We say: tear down the Tory government!: Cardiff Tory councillor Kathryn Kelloway has sparked outrage by calling on social media for the tents of homeless people in the city to be torn down.
9 January 2019
Joby Sparrey died on Christmas Day in the doorway of a shop in Malvern, Worcestershire. Brays is a long-established shop with large doorways so he was probably able to stretch out to sleep.
2 January 2019
600 homeless people died in 2017 in England and Wales. If people can't afford to rent, then rents should be capped, controlled and cut.
31 October 2018
Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.
17 October 2018
Quick, look rich - the royals are coming! Yet again the homeless of Windsor were moved on in preparation for another royal wedding on 12 October.
25 July 2018
The inept Tory government is yet again in the firing line after further details emerged about the shambolic roll-out of the cruel 'universal credit' welfare system
11 July 2018
After it was reported that services protecting women against domestic violence in Leeds have been cut by 59%, we helped call a public meeting to launch 'Women's Lives Matter' in Leeds.
27 June 2018
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Homelessness and housing costs; privatised rail chaos; Unison witch-hunter elected to council
23 May 2018
Lawyers from the Public Interest Law Unit (PILU) have submitted a formal complaint against St Mungo's, one of the leading homelessness charities in the UK, for its work in colluding with the Home Office to illegally deport homeless EEA (European Economic Area) nationals
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