Homelessness

Charities urge return of homelessness scheme in English lockdown

November 6, 2020

The government must scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers and relaunch the “everyone in” strategy to protect thousands of homeless people from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, charities and the mayor of London have said. As temperatures drop and a new England-wide lockdown threatens to force more people on to the streets […]

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Covid restrictions push more under-25s than ever to sleep rough in London, charities say

October 30, 2020

The number of young people sleeping rough in London has risen to a record high, data shows, as charities say more provision is needed because lockdown restrictions mean those who usually stay off the streets by staying with friends are unable to do so. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (Chain) thenumber of […]

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Rough sleepers back on the street after hotels return to business

September 1, 2020

Dozens of people have been pictured sleeping rough in one of London’s most affluent streets, as charities call for No 10 to find a long-term solution to help the homeless amid the pandemic. At least 20 men and women were seen wrapped in blankets lying on cardboard and dumped mattress outside a Mercedes showroom in […]

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Window cleaner who gave dead brother’s £367,000 fortune to homeless ordered to pay it back

July 28, 2020

A window cleaner who converted his late brother’s fortune into gold coins to give to the homeless has been ordered to pay the money back to his family. Peter Ivory, 58, said it was brother Michael’s dying wish for him to give his estate, worth £414,000, away and argued that he had done the morally […]

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London faces surge in rough sleepers as coronavirus funding runs out in June

May 26, 2020

The mayor of London has warned that funding for the coronavirus emergency programme to house all rough sleepers in hotels will run out in mid-June, and without new government money there could be a surge in homeless people returning to the streets. About 1,400 of the capital’s homeless people are currently staying in hotels at […]

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