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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 →

NSNO helps over 3,000 people into accommodation

Just seven days sleeping rough can lead to a spiral of addiction, alcohol and declining mental health, so rapid intervention is at the heart of the plan. Colin was helped by the No Second Night Out scheme, funded by the Mayor, which provides 24/7 outreach, needs assessment and advocacy. No individual can access services they’re.. read more →

Rough Sleeping Figures Uncovered

The general perception that homelessness is on the rise has been challenged by a recent set of statistics showing a reduction in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of London. Thames Reach Communications Manager Mike Nicholas analyses the latest figures to see how many people really are sleeping rough in the capital.. read more →

NSNO helps 3,000 people into accommodation

Since NSNO – which is funded by the Mayor of London and delivered by the charity Broadway Homelessness and Support – was launched in April 2011, 80% of all new rough sleepers have not spent a second night out on the capital’s streets. As the scheme prepares to help more people over the winter months,.. read more →

Charities are reporting a worrying increase in the number of female rough sleepers.

Distressingly, homelessness is a growing problem for women. More than a quarter of residents at St Mungo’s is female, for instance. The charity estimates that one in ten rough sleepers in London is a woman. Click here to read the full article in The Independent read more →

Lives Less Ordinary

Hearing homeless people talk about their experiences of the ‘festive’ season makes you realise how lucky you are, says Jeremy Swain Click here to read Jeremy Swain’s (Chief Excutive for Thames Reach) blog from Inside Housing on how some homeless people have spend Christmas read more →