UK: Victims of modern slavery missing out on vital support and left facing homelessness

Current UK Government support for people experiencing modern slavery is leaving many victims without a safe home, facing life on the streets with no way out and at risk of further exploitation, a new research report led by homeless charity Crisis has shown.

Published 1 June 2021

Urgent legislation required to prevent homelessness, warns Crisis

Crisis has urged MSPs from across the political spectrum to work together, to make this the parliament of prevention and help end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 27 May 2021

Charities condemn UK plans to remove rough sleepers

Plans that make rough sleeping grounds for cancelling someone’s right to remain in the UK are inhumane and could put people experiencing homelessness at greater risk, 60 expert organisations have warned. 

Published 7 May 2021

England: Pilot scheme offers proxy address to people who are homeless

A social enterprise is giving people who are homeless access to a virtual address so they can access vital services as part of a pilot initiative in England.

Published 6 April 2021

Homelessness statistics reflect pandemic safety measures as B&B use doubles

Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.

Published 24 March 2021

Crisis launches election manifesto to urge parties to prioritise ending homelessness

Homelessness charity Crisis is urging parties across Scotland to make preventing and ending homelessness, including rough sleeping, a national priority ahead of the election.

Published 18 March 2021

England: People who are homeless to be prioritised for vaccine

People who are homeless in England are to be prioritised for the coronavirus vaccine after the UK Government accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Published 12 March 2021

Charities Crisis and Pathway to merge to better tackle homelessness and health inequalities

The national homelessness charity Crisis and Pathway, the homeless healthcare charity, are to merge in a bid to tackle the stark health inequalities experienced by people who are homeless and ensure that the healthcare system plays its part in ending homelessness across the UK.

Published 9 March 2021

Expert review group publishes landmark report into homelessness prevention

Ambitious new measures aimed at widening responsibility for homelessness prevention could stop people from losing their homes and make Scotland a world leader in ending homelessness, according to a new report from an independent group of experts.

Published 18 February 2021

Evelyn Mathershaw: Landmark homelessness prevention report published

Beginning in late 2019, the Scotland Prevention Review Group has taken forward the work of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) and the subsequent Scottish Government / COSLA Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, to recommend new legal duties on councils and public bodies to prevent homelessness. Central to the process has been the contribution throughout of people with lived experience through the Prevention Commission. Member, Evelyn Mathershaw, explains her role in helping to shape the report published today titled, ‘PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS IN SCOTLAND’.

Published 18 February 2021

Lucie Dunn: Know what’s working to prevent homelessness? We want to hear from you

Crisis, as part of the Everyone Home collective, is compiling a practical prevention compendium, bringing together in one place the best examples of what works to prevent homelessness in Scotland. Read on to find out how you can contribute…

Published 1 February 2021

Jon Sparkes: If not now, when? How Scotland can shape its response to the pandemic to help end homelessness

Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes on how the new Social Renewal Advisory Board's recommendations fit into Scotland's efforts to tackle homelessness.

Published 25 January 2021

UK Government won’t extend support to rough sleepers during latest lockdown

People experiencing homelessness in England are facing the new lockdown without a return of the “Everyone In” housing policy, which helped house 15,000 people at the beginning of the pandemic.

Published 7 January 2021

Everyone Home appeals to professionals to help prevent homelessness with new Route Map

Amid growing concern about the impact of Covid on the housing and financial situation of thousands of Scots, 31 organisations in the Everyone Home collective are urging people in communities and those running local services to prevent homelessness closer to home in 2021 and beyond.

Published 5 January 2021

England: £310m committed to homelessness as pressure mounts for Housing First roll-out

The UK Government has pledged to support local authorities in England with additional funding to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless, amid new figures that the number of children living in temporary accommodation has risen by more than 75% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.

Published 22 December 2020