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Rough-sleepers hotline credited with turning hundreds of lives around

It was a simple phone call that Shaun Collins credits for turning his life around. The 53-year-old man had been sleeping rough in a churchyard in east London when he was set upon by three men in a brutal attack which landed him in hospital. A paramedic, concerned that Collins was planning to return to the scene.. read more →

Housing Minister Mark Prisk who urged people to offer “a hand-up, rather than a handout”

“Most people know that giving money or food won’t help a rough sleeper find a home, get the healthcare they need, or simply put them in touch with the support available to make sure they don’t become entrenched in the lifestyle or living on the streets,” Mr Prisk said. The Government is providing £250,000 funding.. read more →

Lambeth making huge efforts to end homelessness in the borough

The Streatham Gudain report on the services offered in Lambeth in an effort to ensure people are not living on the streets, and those arriving to the streets for a first time do not spend a second night out. Read the full article here. read more →

SmartPhone technology used to encourage public to help rough sleepers

A new homelessness service in Rochdale is using SmartPhone technology to encourage the public to help vulnerable people they see rough sleeping this winter. Read the full article here.   read more →

Oxford launch NSNO Centre

BBC Oxford Television’s “South Today” program reports on the new “No Second Night Out” project for the homeless and interview Project Lader Jaffa Holland. Watch the feature here   read more →

Deputy Major pledges to keep to target of ending rough sleeping in the capital

The deputy mayor for housing in London has pledged to keep the no second night out target after the end of this year.   Rick Blakeway has also told Inside Housing he is looking at a shake-up of the London Delivery board, which he said he would definitely keep post-2012. To read the full article.. read more →

Ex-client now volunteering with The Prince’s Trust

Kealey Paul was found rough sleeping in Hammersmith & Fulham in July 2012. She was taken by the outreach team to the No Second Night Out Assessment Hub in West London. With the support of our staff team she was assisted to find accommodation in the form of a shared flat. While homeless, she found about The.. read more →

Safety Net Against Homelessness Continues to 2015

Funding to help those facing the real and frightening prospect of homelessness will continue to the end of this Parliament, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said today. Councils across the country are set to receive a share of £160million over the next two years. The Minister also confirmed that a new website and telephone line, where.. read more →

New Law Criminalising Squatters will be a ‘Risk’

No Second Night Out Director, Petra Salva, is interviewed by the The Information Daily in relation to the new law on squatting.  She told The Information Daily “I definitely think there is a risk” and “there is definitely going to be an impact, we will see more people [on the streets].” To read the full article please click.. read more →

Government Commits Extra £3.5 million to No Second Night Out Initiative Nationwide

  A new report today sets out a cross-Government approach to ensuring that anyone at risk of homelessness gets help at the earliest possible stage to prevent them from losing their home. The Making Every Contact Count report details clear commitments from Government to stop the slide towards homelessness in its tracks and ensure that.. read more →