Homelessness – the young people with nowhere to call home this Christmas
It’s the longest night of the year: four days before Christmas when many people are beginning to head home for the holidays. But for thousands of young people living rough on the streets or with nowhere secure to live: there is no home. In the latest in our series on Britain’s homeless Symeon Brown has…
Sadiq Khan: ‘Rough sleeping is a blight on London’
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been out launching a new rough sleeping campaign, in conjunction with 18 different charities.
Lynnette Kelly and Victor Adebowale on drug consumption rooms
West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Lynnette Kelly, and Lord Victor Adebowale, the chief executive of Turning Point discuss homelessness and drug abuse.
Government figures say number of homeless people went up this year
The urgent demand for more homes has been underlined by the latest government figures. The number of homeless households went up six per cent between June and September this year. A spokesman for the local government association said today that over the last three years the task facing councils was the equivalent of finding temporary…
FactCheck: No room for complacency on homelessness
Homelessness figures are still low compared to the high they reached in 2003 – but they’re already climbing sharply.