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The families offering a safe place for homeless youngsters

It’s about a year since the De Whalleys first welcomed a troubled teenager into their home: since then they have hosted about 10 more – usually, like tonight’s guest, it’s a young person who has left the family home after a row. “Sometimes the row is connected to the youngster coming out as gay, and.. read more →

30 Nov 2013
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Down and Out in Paris, how the capital city has a rising homelessness community

At 9pm, as the street lights glinted off the river Seine beyond Notre Dame cathedral, by the Pont Marie bridge, Yan, 37, was neatly laying out his cardboard boxes for the night in front of a chic sofa-bed shop. A dozen people were already climbing into sleeping bags nearby, an elderly woman was sorting clothes,.. read more →

15 Nov 2013
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More funding announced for NSNO standard across the UK

The latest round of funding from the Homeless Transition Fund will support 30 projects across the country to help break the cycle of rough sleeping. The funding will help roll-out the ‘No Second Night Out’ pledge, to no-one spends more than one night on the streets. To read the full article in LocalGov click here read more →

06 Nov 2013
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FEMA camps: South Carolina makes it legal to exile homeless

Under the radar from the prying eyes of the public, South Carolina made it legal to get rid of their homeless problem. The people were given a choice, FEMA Camps or jail. The irony of it all was this happened right at the 50th Anniversary of Civil Liberties in August. The bad part is different.. read more →

05 Nov 2013
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Giving money to homeless people begging on the street often facilitates drug and alcohol addictions, warns Jeremy Swain

Much has been written about the psychology of giving, the reasons why we donate to charity and the different triggers that spark acts of generosity, some rational, others visceral. I am particularly fascinated by the impulses that lead us to give money to people begging on the street. In fact, to be candid, I am.. read more →

25 Oct 2013
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Thames Reach has partnered up with the Metropolitan Police to help promote their Human Trafficking Helpline.

Thames Reach has partnered up with the Metropolitan Police to help promote their Human Trafficking Helpline. People worried about potential victims of trafficking or the victims themselves can now phone 0800 783 2589 any time of the day following its switch to being a 24/7 helpline. To read the full article on the Thames Reach.. read more →

19 Oct 2013
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A new toolkit designed to help people working with rough sleepers suffering with mental health issues has been launched

A new toolkit designed to help people working with rough sleepers suffering with mental health issues has been launched. The Mental Health Service Interventions for Rough Sleepers tools and guidance booklet has been developed by Lambeth Council in partnership with Thames Reach, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Greater London Authority. To.. read more →

12 Oct 2013
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New £3.6m network to give homeless people with hospital aftercare

Homeless people in London are set to benefit from a government-backed £3.6 million scheme designed to help them with hospital aftercare. The initiative, funded by the Department of Health, will initially provide 24 beds across the capital for homeless people leaving hospital who need follow on nursing aftercare for six to eight weeks after their.. read more →

11 Oct 2013
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Why Has The Number Of People Rough Sleeping Been Rising?

The Londonist explores the reasons behind the rise in rough sleeping figures in the capital. The first thing we want to know: what’s behind the rise in rough sleepers? The economy? Benefit caps? “Actually, the rise in people recorded and seen is down to a change in practice,” Petra explains. “No Second Night Out began.. read more →

04 Oct 2013
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Councils recommended to provide accommodation for homeless TB sufferers

A briefing released today for local authorities has recommended that they provide accommodation for homeless people who are undergoing treatment for tuberculosis to help stop the disease spreading. Click here to read the full article from Inside Housing read more →

30 Sep 2013
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