‘The Women Of Manchester Are Ready For This’

Manchester-based charity, Embassy, want to help women facing homelessness rebuild their lives, reports the Manchester Evening News. When Sarah found the strength to leave her abusive partner she was at a complete loss of what do to next. She didn’t have access to the internet, and when she tried booking into a women’s hostel she […]

Safe Place For Victims Of Domestic Violence Extended

A pilot service providing a safe house for women sleeping rough after fleeing domestic abuse has been extended, reports the BBC. The Respite Rooms in Birmingham, which offers temporary accommodation and specialist support, has been extended by at least six months until March. Birmingham was one of 12 areas in England included in the £3.7m […]

Ulster Homeless Cause Local Disruption

The chief executive of the Housing Executive has said homelessness in Northern Ireland is as bad as she has seen in her career, reports BBC news. Grainia Long said that 15,000 people had presented as homeless last year. She also said the number needing temporarily lodgings from the Housing Executive went from 3,500 a year […]

Homeless Refugees

Hundreds of Ukrainian families have been left homeless in England after arriving on visas designed to secure them a place to live, reports The Guardian. Since the end of February, at least 480 Ukrainian families with children and 180 single adults have applied to councils for help with homelessness. Despite the government insisting that the […]

Cost Of Living Crisis Hits The Homeless

A man who was homeless for 25 years but finally got off the streets and into his own home, says he is in a desperate situation and is worried he could soon be evicted, reports the Mirror. James, who asked to change his name to protect his identity, is happy to speak about the impact […]

Homeless Men Die From Overdose

Six young men have died from drug overdoses in Belfast in the last two weeks. They were all homeless. One was Patrick McIlroy, a 27-year-old former mental health worker, who died on a Belfast street last Thursday. His cousin Martina McIlroy said her family was broken. The family said a secure drug and mental health […]

The Return Of The Vagrancy Act

The same powers contained in the 200-year-old legislation are being given to ministers under a new bill now going through Parliament, reports iNews. Legislation from two centuries ago which makes it a crime to sleep rough is being restored to the statute book just weeks after the Government fulfilled a promise to repeal it. The […]

Outrage At ‘Dinner Or Drugs’ Sign In Manchester

A ‘disgusting’ sign that urges people not to give money to ‘beggars’ over fears they will spend it on drugs is going to be removed. The plaque, spotted just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre over the weekend, refers to ‘beggars’ using the money given to them on the street as being spent on ‘a […]

Homeless Man Dies On The Street

A homeless man who wouldn’t part with dog died as it’s claimed he was ‘refused housing’ reports the Mirror. A homeless man was found dead on the pavement in freezing temperatures after he was allegedly denied accommodation when he refused to separate from his dog, an inquest heard. Johnathan Ellerington was found outside a coffee […]

Trapped In The ‘Vicious Cycle’ Of Homelessness

Young homeless people across Merseyside are being stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ of that is keeping them from finding a permanent home, according to a Liverpool homelessness charity, reports the Liverpool Echo. Local Solutions, a charity based in Wavertree, has supported homeless people in the area for close to fifty years by providing them with […]