• 31 Jan 2019

    The number of rough sleepers has risen in almost every major city across England, especially across the Midlands and the North. 

  • 10 Aug 2018

    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.

  • 1 Jul 2018

    Tenants could be guaranteed minimum three year contracts – under new government plans to give people who rent their homes more security. The vast majority of tenants currently have agreements of 6 or 12 months, but ministers say longer terms would benefit both renters and landlords. Campaigners have urged them to go even further –…

  • 17 May 2018

      Despite the upset to the arrangements a formal dress rehearsal did take place today in Windsor and thousands were on the streets to enjoy the sunshine and watch proceedings. The couple have said they wanted a People’s Wedding, but are all people being treated equally? The Council here received some criticism over how they’ve gone…

  • 23 Apr 2018

    Mark Johnson is a former rough sleeper and founder of the charity User Voice, Dominic Williamson is from homeless charity St Mungo’s, and Dr Zana Khan is a GP who works with homeless people in London.

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Today, some of us got a taste of what’s to come in the next few days, with snow falling across some parts of the country. The dreaded ‘Beast from the East’, the very dramatic name given to the cold weather blowing in from Siberia, will see snowfalls increase in the coming days. Forecasters say it…

  • 23 Dec 2017

    More than nine thousand people won’t be ‘going home for Christmas’. Instead they’ll be waking up in cars and tents, or on buses and trains. The figure comes from the homeless charity Crisis, which says many people miss out on help because they are not spotted sleeping on the streets. Jane Deith has been to…

  • 21 Dec 2017

    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…

  • 18 Dec 2017

    The number of rough sleepers recorded in England has more than doubled since 2010. FactCheck takes a look.

  • 15 Dec 2017

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been out launching a new rough sleeping campaign, in conjunction with 18 different charities.

  • 15 Dec 2017

    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.

  • 14 Dec 2017

    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…

  • 7 Apr 2017

    When Lord Bird founded the Big Issue in 1991, he hoped a job selling the magazine would be a turning point in the life of a homeless person.

  • 3 Jan 2017

    The wait for a more permanent home was a situation faced by the family of film maker Daisy May Hudson. After being evicted, she, her mother and younger sister spent a year in hostels before being rehoused.

  • 23 Dec 2016

    The charity Crisis says that almost eight in ten homeless people have suffered some sort of violence or abuse in the past year, with the majority of rough sleepers saying life on the street is getting worse. We’ve been speaking to two former homeless men about the abuse they experienced and why the Christmas period can often be the very worst time of year.