The UK Government has confirmed that it will repeal the 1824 law that criminalises rough sleeping and begging in England and Wales.
Peers in the House of Lords have voted in favour of an amendment to the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill to scrap the Vagrancy Act across England and Wales. Already repealed in Scotland, the 1824 legislation is still continually used to criminalise people for rough sleeping or beg
Around 227,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness including sleeping on the streets, being stuck in insecure accommodation like B&Bs, or being forced to sleep in cars and sheds because they don’t have a place to call home, new research
Councils across England will be able to access £28 million to provide funding to both encourage people who are homeless to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide emergency accommodation over the winter.
Public bodies will have a legal duty to ‘ask and act’ to prevent homelessness under Scottish Government proposals.
Matt Downie is to take up the role of chief executive at Crisis from next year. A panel of Crisis trustees, led by the chair of trustees, Tristia Harrison, has appointed Mr Downie following an open and extensive recruitment process, involving Crisis’ clients.
Four out of 10 employers (42%) from across the UK have admitted they would likely seek to terminate an employees’ contract if they were homeless, an eye-opening new report by Crisis has revealed today.
The number of households that have been hit by the benefit cap since the beginning of pandemic has increased by 128%, according to official figures.
An estimated 256 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2020, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland, with more than half of the deaths being drug-related.
Private property owners will be encouraged to lease their properties to local authorities as part of new plans to end homelessness in Wales. Under the Private Rented Sector Leasing Scheme, the landlords will be offered a rent guarantee and additional funding to improve the condition of their pr
The UK Government has refused to back a cross-party effort in the House of Lords to decriminalise homelessness, by not accepting amendments that would repeal the Vagrancy Act.
Homelessness charity Crisis has criticised the UK Government for failing to provide effective support for renters following the end of a coronavirus-linked eviction ban in England after new figures revealed that the number of landlord possessions has soared by 207%.
People from EU countries living in Britain are nearly three times more likely to experience rough sleeping than the general adult population and are twice as likely to experience homelessness overall because they struggle to access support, new research from homelessness charity Crisis has revealed.
The proportion of private renters in arrears in England has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic according to new UK Government data. The latest Household Resilience Study reveals that in April-May 2021, 7% of private renters were in arrears, up from 3% in 2019/20. This amounts to over 780
The UK’s national homelessness charity Crisis is using virtual reality (VR) to teach young people about homelessness.