More than 5,700 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

Shelter Scotland has called on the Scottish Government 'to commit to a new national homelessness strategy'.

Homeless man kicked out of Starbucks after customer complains he ‘f****** stinks’

Homeless people in the UK are regularly subjected to cruel and callous treatment and are 15 times more likely to have suffered verbal abuse.

Universal Credit has pushed 86% of claimants in council housing into rent arrears

Shocking research reveals Iain Duncan Smith's flagship benefit has left almost 9 in 10 claimants living in council housing in rent arrears.

Westminster council could send homeless families to Coventry

Those who lose homes in capital may increasingly be rehoused outside London as local authorities struggle with cuts.

DWP ‘deliberately misleading the public’ about the impact of housing benefit cuts

DWP accused of "peddling lies and deliberately misleading the public" about the impact of cuts to housing benefit for young people.

Jeremy Corbyn slams ‘shocking rise in homelessness’ in Christmas message (video)

Labour leader says 'no one should be on the streets' in the sixth biggest economy in the world.

Families and disabled people ‘hit worse by rising homelessness’

Labour’s John Healey says figures undermine government’s claim to protect society’s most vulnerable.

Rough sleepers face high levels of abuse by public, study finds

Homeless people report being kicked in the head, sexually assaulted, having bedding set on fire and being urinated on.

Thousands left homeless by shortage of legal aid lawyers, say charities

Lack of housing lawyers has led to fall in number of challenges to evictions at time of record repossessions in rental market.

More than 2,500 children unlawfully housed in B&Bs

Homelessness statistics show 24% increase in households with children residing in B&Bs for longer than six weeks in England.

Labour vows to double number of homes reserved for homeless

Opposition plans to expand charity-run Clearing House scheme to tackle ‘rapidly rising’ problem of rough sleeping.

Spikes, railings and water are weapons of ‘dehumanising’ campaign against homeless

Charity says that rough sleepers are victims of ‘defensive architecture’ built to stop them resting outdoors.

More than 250,000 people in England are homeless, says Shelter

Charity marks 50th anniversary by revealing homelessness hotspots including Birmingham, Bristol, Luton and Slough.

Rough sleepers denied specialist mental health support

Two-thirds of local authorities with the highest number of rough sleepers fail to commission specialist mental health services.

Reality of child homelessness laid bare in thought-provoking short film

Must See: Thousands of children will wake up this Christmas without a place to call home.

Families win supreme court appeals over ‘unfair’ bedroom tax

Panel upholds claim of Jacqueline Carmichael, who is disabled, and carers Paul and Susan Rutherford against housing law.

Brutal reality of lower benefit cap hits home for struggling families

Tens of thousands more UK households will see their benefits capped on Monday despite little proof it grows employment.

Child homelessness this Christmas will hit eight-year high, says Shelter

Analysis of official data suggests more than 120,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales will be in temporary accommodation.

Corbyn urges Theresa May to watch I, Daniel Blake at PMQs

Labour leader said the government's cruel benefit sanction regime is making vulnerable people homeless.

Benefit cap will hit 116,000 of poorest families, say experts

Households facing loss of income include nearly 320,000 children, according to housing body.

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