Entries by Jamie Leeming

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 […]

Doctor Saves Homeless People By Delivering Services On His Bike

After six years of saving lives, a GP practice helping hundreds of rough sleepers has been shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards. Located at The Margarete Centre near Euston station, the GP Outreach Programme at Camden Health Improvement Practice has over 600 registered homeless patients, a number which fluctuates up to 800 at points throughout […]

Preventing Homelessness Amongst New Refugees

Updated guidance for homelessness services working with refugees and people seeking asylum, including information about Afghan relocation and resettlement, provided by Homeless Link. Do you support people who are seeking asylum or have recently been given refugee status? We have recently updated our guidance on working with refugees and people seeking asylum for homelessness services. As more people […]

Homeless Support Needs

More than 135,000 of the households in England who experienced or were at risk of homelessness during much of the pandemic also had other support needs, new UK Government statistics have revealed. The statistics show that from April 2020 – March 2021 268,560 households experienced or were at risk of homelessness overall, representing a 7% decrease on the year before mainly due to the protections put in […]

Pop Star’s Brother Homeless And Living In A Tent

Pop star Cheryl Cole was said to be ‘knocked sideways’ after hearing about her older brother’s living situation. Andrew Tweedy revealed he is living in a tent on the streets following a struggle with addiction, reports the Birmingham Mail. The singer, now simply known as Cheryl, is reportedly shocked and torn with guilt by the […]

Free Meals For The Homeless Of Liverpool

A Liverpool bar is giving back to the city by providing free food for some of its most vulnerable communities, reports the Liverpool Echo. Kitty’s Showbar on Tithebarn Street, on the outskirts of Vauxhall, provides 120 free hot meals every week for homeless people across the city. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers come […]