Centrepoint responds to the Government’s call to help house rough sleepers. No one can be expected to return to the streets as the Government eases lockdown measures.
Hot weather can be detrimental to the health of those sleeping rough – and with a UK heatwave on its way, there’s never been a better time to know what you can do to help those stuck outside.
Finland’s government have managed to significantly reduce the number of homeless people in the country. Could their system work in a post-Covid UK?
The Vagrancy Act has been part of UK legislation for nearly 200 years - but as it continues to criminalise rough sleepers and pushes them further into poverty, isn't it time we found a new approach, one that actually provides support to the UK's street homeless? Here's what you need to now about The Vagrancy Act, and what we can do to change this antiquated law.
As of Sunday 20 September, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants in England and Wales. If you find yourself with an eviction notice, there are measures you can take that could help with your situation.
Last Thursday, we held our first ever STAY:UP fundraiser - and now we’ve managed to catch up on our sleep, we’re here to tell you all about it.
Centrepoint’s new report reveals the true scale of youth homelessness in local areas across the UK. Every year over 100,000 young people aged 16-24 ask the council for help with homelessness. We examine the shocking number of homeless young people in 2019-20.
Guest author, Tara Self, Forensic Mental Health MSc graduate at King’s College London, discusses the findings of a systematic review looking at the links between homelessness and offending behaviour among young people.
New stats show that, whilst homelessness continues to increase at an alarming rate, the resources available are not sufficient at meeting this current demand. Centrepoint's Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Paul Noblet, asserts that the government need to do more for the UK's rough sleepers.
Good hygiene has never been more important. But for the homeless, hygiene is a complicated issue. When you have no roof over your head, let alone access to warm running water, those cleanliness practices can be a challenge. This not only poses a risk to physical wellbeing, but can also affect mental health. Thankfully, hygiene kits for homeless people can make all the difference.