Category: Homeless

Shelter success

Church Homeless Trust is pleased to be supporting churches who have opened winter night shelters. For the first time this year, Church Homeless Trust expanded its funding to the guests… Read more »

Young woman finds new home

Young people who are forced to leave home because of overcrowding need support. Rather than force them to return to the family home, where they may be unwelcome, it can… Read more »

Rough sleeper now ‘always smiling’

Terry found himself homeless after a relationship breakdown over financial problems. He has also been battling alcohol dependency since leaving the army many years before. He left the family home… Read more »

Tom’s new clothes

More than 24,000 people in Britain spent the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses, or tents, according to research by the charity Crisis. The new research suggests that… Read more »

Former cabbie has a new home

David was evicted when he lost his job and his landlady would not accept housing benefit. Originally a cab driver, he was diagnosed with asthma and high blood pressure. On… Read more »

Christmas crafts create confidence

Christmas can be an isolated time of year for those who have been homeless. But when the right support is available, it can transform someone’s holiday. Rick had to leave his home… Read more »

Clothing collection for rough sleepers

A school took action this year in response to the growing numbers of homeless people in England. Year 9 and staff of All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham decided to… Read more »

Couple have a place to plan for the future

Long-term partners Steve and Linda contracted Weil’s disease from contaminated water in their Flat, which was over run with rats. They became so ill that they were hospitalised and, on… Read more »

Digital inclusion pilot begins

Lack of access to the Internet is a huge barrier to people who are trying to escape the cycle of homelessness. In order to find housing or employment, homeless people… Read more »

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

Making a fresh start

Domestic violence is one of the most common reasons for women and children to become homeless. Not only does it break up families, but the victim must often leave behind… Read more »

Did you take part in World Homeless Week?

Huge thanks to everyone who got involved in World Homeless Week this 7-14 October. More than 100 churches and other communities took part, including the Salvation Army in both Essex… Read more »


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