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Prisons and NHS Trusts are among the public sector organisations that will soon have a legal duty to refer people at risk of becoming homeless to a housing authority. Heather Wheeler, the Minister for Homelessness, announced on Thursday that, for the first time, several public bodies will be required to…
A project to take 600 people out of homelessness by offering them a secure home is being launched by a social enterprise. Social Bite said the programme is being largely funded by £3 million of the money raised from December's Sleep in the Park, when 8000 people including Sir Bob…
More than half of mental health practitioners say the proportion of time they are spending on patients' non-health issues such as money problems and housing has increased over the past year. Some 57% of staff reported feeling this way, Citizens Advice found. More than four in five (84%) mental health…
A new national strategy to deal with the housing needs of older people has been called for by MPs. More emphasis should be put on the links between homes and health in a bid to reduce the numbers who need social care, according to a report by the Commons Communities…
The recent rise in homelessness has its roots in welfare reform and the housing market, almost entirely accounted for by an increase in families losing their privately-rented housing, experts have said. The number of people officially recorded as sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to…
Sitting near Leicester Square in central London trying to scrape together £9 from passers-by in order to get a hostel room, Steve is just one of thousands sleeping rough on England's streets. The 39-year-old from South Shields said he became homeless four years ago when his son died, adding: "I…
A third Conservative councillor from the local authority caught up in a row over rough sleepers and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has quit the party group in protest. Windsor and Maidenhead Council leader Simon Dudley prompted outrage when he suggested beggars should be cleared from…
More people are sleeping rough on the streets of England than at any point this decade, new figures suggest. Local authorities estimated there were around 4,751 rough sleepers on a single night in autumn 2017, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It…
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