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Welcome news that Government plans to ensure a ‘strong safety net’

St Mungo’s Broadway has welcomed today’s announcement from the Government about new measures to tackle homelessness and “ensure there is a strong safety net in place for the most vulnerable people in society.” A “radical new package of measures”  was announced by Communities Minister Marcus Jones. Howard Sinclair, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s Broadway, said: “Today’s.. read more →

Homelessness in Canada

Kate Thomson and Iver Morgan of St Mungo’s Broadway travelled to Toronto and Calgary in October to gain insight into how organisations are tackling homelessness in Canada. Over ten packed days, Kate and Iver met staff from more than 15 organisations in Toronto and Calgary, and managed to attend the first Toronto homelessness research symposium. To.. read more →

Homelessness projects given £250k Future Ready boost

Innovative projects across England have this week been awarded up to £25k each to help ensure they can face future challenges in the sector and continue tackling homelessness. Grants totalling £247,250 have been allocated to 12 projects in the final round of funding from the Future Ready Fund, which aims to strengthen and secure the.. read more →

Why are homeless services are failing women?

‘Homeless services are developed by and for men, with little consideration for the problems experienced by women’ Writes Alexia Murphy in The Guardian. Click here to read the full article. Women’s homelessness is a “sad chronicle of missed opportunities” to get the right help to women at the right time, says a new report report.. read more →

Crisis PRS scheme receives funding for 2 more years

 A Crisis scheme helping single homeless people into private rented sector accommodation has been given a £2 million funding boost by the government. The new funding announced by housing minister Kris Hopkins today will allow the Crisis private rented sector access development programme to continue for a further two years. Click here to read the.. read more →

Rise in rough sleeping across England

New figures published today show that the number of people rough sleeping in England has risen for the fourth year in a row. The Government’s rough sleeping statistics say that in 2013 an estimated 2,414 people were sleeping rough on any one night. This compares to 2,309 in 2012. Click on the links below to.. read more →

NSNO across UK helps 7 in 10 people to exit rough sleeping

A new report on a government-funded initiative shows that around 7 in 10 (67%) rough sleepers across England are now helped off the streets the day they are found, and nearly 8 in 10 (78%) do not return after receiving help. To read articles on this report click on the the links below: Homeless Link.. read more →

38% of waste companies had found homeless people in bins

Waste collectors urged to check bins and skips for rough sleepers. Guidance follows survey showing that 38% of waste companies had found homeless people in their bins in the last 12 months. Click to read this story on the The Guardian Society and Homeless Link’s websites.   read more →

Calls to Shelter advice phone line on the increase

Charity Shelter have seen a rise in the number of calls from Londoners seeking housing advice. Click here to read the full article on the London Evening Standard website read more →

4 in 10 young people become homeless by being asked to leave parent’s home

Homeless Link new research indicating that around 4 in 10 young people become homeless because their parents are no longer willing to house them. Click here to read the full article on the Homeless Link website Click here to read an article on the same topic on the Inside Housing website read more →