Squatters evicted from building of company that works to stop squatting

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorised
Squatters evicted from building of company that works to stop squatting

More than 20 squatters who have been occupying the former headquarters of a property management company that works to keep squatters out of empty buildings, have been evicted. The group who moved into the former head office of Camelot Europe in Shoreditch, east London two months ago to highlight housing inequality, were evicted by bailiffs just after […]

Homeless people gatecrash CEOs on charity sleepout in Adelaide

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Uncategorised
Homeless people gatecrash CEOs on charity sleepout in Adelaide

A group of homeless people gatecrashed a CEO sleepout in Adelaide on Thursday night. About six people took issue with the group of 120 chief executives staying in Whitmore Square overnight, a park where homeless people often stay. Clean streets: the mobile laundry service helping Australia’s homeless. St Vincent de Paul chief executive David Wark said on Friday […]

Rough sleeping on London’s night buses increases 121% in four years

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Uncategorised
Rough sleeping on London’s night buses increases 121% in four years

Rough sleeping on London’s night buses has increased 121 per cent in the past four years, according to an internal report by Transport for London. Across the English capital, there were 213 driver incident reports between 1st November 2015 and 24th January 2016 – an increase from 97 over the same period in 2012/13. City […]

It’s the inequality, stupid. Homes should be lived in, not traded

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorised
It’s the inequality, stupid. Homes should be lived in, not traded

hroughout the country, on any given night, some streets are darker than others, with no inhabitants to make the slightest noise. In London’s Kensington, or The Bishops Avenue, the houses are grand, earning their wealthy owners more than most people make, simply by existing. In Liverpool, Yorkshire and south Wales, the empty terraces, often whole streets, have […]

Welsh law shows that early support prevents homelessness

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorised
Welsh law shows that early support prevents homelessness

A list of landlords’ phone numbers would have been the only support Alice Rivers could have expected from her local council if she had become homeless a few years ago. But following trailblazing legislation in 2015, Welsh councils have transformed the way they respond to people who have been evicted, as well as those at risk of […]

Los Angeles to increase homelessness spending nearly fivefold to tackle crisis

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Uncategorised
Los Angeles to increase homelessness spending nearly fivefold to tackle crisis

The mayor of Los Angeles has announced a dramatic spending increase to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis, reflecting growing alarm in California over the number of people without shelter. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a proposed budget on Wednesday which would more than quadruple spending on homelessness, a response to critics who accuse authorities of ignoring the informal […]

Mortality rate for homeless youth in San Francisco is 10 times higher than peers

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Uncategorised
Mortality rate for homeless youth in San Francisco is 10 times higher than peers

Young people living on the streets of San Francisco have a mortality rate that is more than 10 times higher than those who have a place to live, largely because of suicide or substance abuse, according to a study from the UC Berkeley school of public health. “This is a phenomenon of our greater and greater acceptance […]

The Passion review – astonishing revision gives voice to the homeless

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorised
The Passion review – astonishing revision gives voice to the homeless

A collaboration between Harry Christophers, the Sixteen and James MacMillan on a fully staged version of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is remarkable. That it should be acted and sung by homeless people from Manchester is little short of astonishing. Giving voice to the homeless is the purpose of Streetwise Opera, whose abridged, promenade interpretation of Bach’s masterpiece with a […]

Big Issue seller marries woman he met when she asked him for change

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorised
Big Issue seller marries woman he met when she asked him for change

A romance began when a homeless man gave a passerby 50p for her electricity meter – now the couple have pledged to spend the rest of their lives together. Jack Richardson met Toni Osborne two and a half years ago. She said she did not have any spare change and explained her own parlous situation, […]

With paint, tools and community spirit, homeless people are renovating empty homes

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorised
With paint, tools and community spirit, homeless people are renovating empty homes

In some of the most disadvantaged postcodes in Leeds and Hull, and in some of the areas targeted by Labour’s failed Pathfinder project, are hundreds of empty houses. They pockmark streets, symbols of communities forgotten and left behind as capital and economic activity shrinks towards the south-east. A surplus of empty homes does not mean, however, […]