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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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How the homeless are being trafficked into exploitative and dangerous work

The homeless are under threat from criminal gangs. They pick them up from soup kitchens and day centres across the capital with offers of money or drink in return for low-skilled work, then traffic them around the country to do slave labour. Thames Reach detail how rough sleepers are being targetted by such trafficking in.. read more →

02 Sep 2013
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Homelesssness services partner with waste management company to prevent bin deaths

The government-backed advice line Streetlink, which is operated by umbrella body Homeless Link and charity Broadway, is in talks about forming a partnership with waste management company Biffa to encourage refuse collectors to check nobody is sleeping in bins before clearing them away. The talks follow at least three deaths of homeless people sleeping in.. read more →

30 Aug 2013
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Migrant homelessness is an issue we need to stop ignoring

There are numerous sites of this type in towns, cities and rural areas around the country, some hidden, others grimly exposed and blighting local neighbourhoods. Yet this horrifying phenomenon of rough sleeping among predominantly non-UK nationals remains an issue that, with honourable exceptions, homelessness organisations are reluctant to highlight, less still debate. Jeremy Swian, Chief.. read more →

01 Aug 2013
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More people are sleeping on London’s streets, but they spend less time there

While the flow of people on to the streets seems to have increased, the stock of entrenched homeless people—the really worrying group—has swollen much less. The Mayor’s No Second Night Out policy, which provides an emergency place to sleep and some help to rough sleepers, has increased the proportion of the newly homeless spending only.. read more →

29 Jul 2013
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