Entries by Jamie Leeming

Liverpool To Benefit From Government Pledge To End Rough Sleeping

Liverpool will be one of the city’s involved in a pilot project aimed at ending rough sleeping by 2024, the Government has said. According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, the £16 million scheme is aimed at supporting homeless people after being discharged from hospital. The Government hopes it will reduce pressure on the NHS […]

Keep Everyone In For Good

Listening to Michael Gove’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference gave us the opportunity to understand how he views his new role as the Minister in charge of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. But worryingly, homelessness didn’t get a mention, writes Jenny Corbett, Policy Manager at Homeless Link. The 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review – scheduled […]

‘Spend Local’ Vouchers For The Homeless

Homeless people and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland will be able to apply for a £100 high street voucher through “trusted partners” this month, reports the BBC. Organisations helping the homeless community and people in temporary accommodation can apply on their behalf for a pre-paid card. The organisations will collect application details of individuals who […]

Shop Assistant Helps Homeless Man

An ASDA worker has been hailed as a hero after helping a homeless man outside a supermarket find a place to stay. The employee, called Debbie, was praised by her bosses for her response to the man in a desperate situation outside the South Yorkshire store she works in. Debbie has been showered with praise […]

Homeless Charity Gets Royal Approval

The Duke of Cambridge helped hand out gongs at the 40th birthday of homeless charity The Passage in Victoria, London. He was also reunited with two former homeless people who have found jobs thanks to the charity. And in a speech William fondly recalled the trips he made to The Passage with Princess Diana when he […]

Birkenhead Homeless Man Humiliated

A McDonald’s employee reportedly left a homeless man ‘in tears’ when he was alleged to have poured Coca Cola on him outside a branch of the fast food outlet. The alleged incident happened next to the McDonald’s drive-through at The Rock Retail Park by Green Lane in Birkenhead on the morning of Tuesday, September 21. […]

How To Help The Homeless This Winter

With pandemic restrictions lifting, many homelessness organisations are already reporting a rising number of people sleeping rough. Fiona Colley, Director of StreetLink talks about how members of the public can play a role in supporting people sleeping rough this winter. For many people, the ending of the majority of pandemic restrictions has rightly been a joyous time. It’s […]

Holiday Homes To House The Homeless

A council in Cornwall is getting set to buy two holiday parks and use them to provide temporary accommodation for homeless people, reports the Metro. Cornwall council would not confirm exactly which venues they are buying as part of the £15 million investment, but confirmed they are in the Hayle and Helston areas and on […]

‘Change Liverpool’ Initiative Under Fire

A city council cabinet member has led a strong backlash against what has been labelled a ‘dangerous and dehumanising’ homelessness campaign in Liverpool. The ‘Change Liverpool’ initiative is a new approach that aims to persuade people not to give change to rough sleepers or those begging in the city – and to instead donate to […]

Latest Homelessness Statistics Released

On 9 September 2021, MHCLG released the latest statutory homelessness statistics covering the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, reports Dr Trent Grassian, research Manager at Homeless Link. The statutory statistics capture data on everyone who has been assessed under the Homelessness Reduction Act, meaning that since 2018 we have been able to see […]