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Homeless charities slam ‘open season’ on street people

Police and vigilantes are seeking to ‘other’ people on the street, says chief executive of Crisis.

Two homeless men abandoned to die in sub-zero temperatures

The UK Government is failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society. How long can it be allowed to continue?

Homeless man dies on ‘doorstep’ of Houses of Parliament

MPs criticise government policies after rough sleeper pronounced dead in Westminster area, London.

Windsor council drops plans to fine rough sleepers after outcry

Authority says it will now address anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping separately.

Windsor council to impose fines on rough sleepers

Authority plans to issue £100 penalties for breaches of public space protection orders.

Hundreds of Merseyside military veterans to get help with housing problems

The homeless charity Shelter has launched a new local service to support older armed forces veterans struggling with housing issues and other problems.

Corbyn: Labour would buy 8,000 properties for homeless people

Leader says party would also give local authorities power to seize properties left vacant.

Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running

An estimated 4,751 people bedded down outside overnight in 2017, up 15% on previous year.

Homeless man found dead in freezing temperatures just days after council allegedly ‘removed his sleeping bag’

Bournemouth Council refutes the allegation and say they had been trying to support the gentleman for a number of years.

Windsor councillors leave Tory group over homelessness row

Two quit in protest after Conservative leader Simon Dudley survives confidence vote.

Number of Scotland’s children living in temporary accommodation up 10%

Latest homelessness statistics "must be a wake-up call for local and national government", says Shelter Scotland.

Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery

Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.

Tory council criticised for ‘demonising’ rough sleepers in posters

Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’.

Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits

‘Lockdown’ is a model that can make £56,000 a year from public funds. But the scandal goes on.

Windsor council leader sparks backlash with rough sleeper remarks

Opposition group says Simon Dudley brought borough into disrepute with call for police to clear streets before royal wedding.

Tens of thousands of young people affected by homelessness, data shows

Figures obtained by Lib Dems from 234 councils show almost 45,000 people aged 18-24 have come forward in past year for help with homelessness.

May accused of ‘callousness’ over plight of homeless families

Labour MP says prime minister’s defence of using temporary accommodation to house thousands of children is appalling.

MPs condemn ‘abject failure’ of homelessness policy

Public accounts committee says homelessness is a national crisis and DCLG has been unacceptably complacent.

First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK

Nottingham shopping centre hosts machine carrying free food and other essentials for those with special keycard.

Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in Britain, report finds

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog.

Rising homelessness numbers ‘a national outrage’

New figures reveal that the number of households accepted as statutory homeless in England has increased by more than 60% since 2009.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.