Homeless Britain: Another death on the streets
In December, we met Jayne Simpson in Stafford – where a local charity was trying to help rough sleepers through the harsh winter. Despite their best efforts, she was found dead in a doorway in the town centre several months later.
Women turned away from cash-strapped refuges
Domestic violence shatters lives, yet more than 1,000 women have been turned away from refuges since the start of this year, according to new figures. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has also found that cash-strapped councils have cut their funding for domestic violence shelters by almost a quarter since 2010, leaving many vulnerable women with nowhere to go.…