Youth homelessness has risen 40% in five years, says UK charity

UK charity Centrepoint estimates 121,000 homeless people or at risk, with analysis showing black people disproportionally affected Read more

London buses fitted out to help the homeless as winter looms

The number of rough sleepers has risen over the past 18 months, with an estimated 130,000 households made homeless because of the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

Crisis employs virtual reality to teach young people about homelessness

The UK’s national homelessness charity Crisis is using virtual reality (VR) to teach young people about homelessness via a free mobile application called Destination Home Read more

Barely 20% of Londoners can save for a housing deposit

More than six in ten (63%) London renters believe owning a home would improve their quality of life, yet just two in ten (22%) are currently able to save money for a deposit Read more

Hundreds of vulnerable armed forces veterans at risk of losing crucial help through 'lost funding'

Hundreds of vulnerable military veterans are set to lose the extra help they need unless the government steps in with guaranteed funding, according to housing providers Read more

London Underground: What you should do when a homeless person asks for money on the Tube

Some of the leading homeless charities have been asked for the best advice Read more

Energy bill hikes hit millions as price cap rises by an average £139/yr – but there are no cheaper deals to switch to right now

Around 11 million households on standard tariffs will see energy bills jump by a typical £139/year as the new price cap kicks in. But due to the extreme situation in the energy market, with wholesale prices at record highs, there are now no deals cheaper than the new price cap Read more

Westminster project transforming lives for homeless women

Among women who have benefited from the Westminster VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) Housing First Project are those who have fled abusive relationships Read more

Mayor calls London ‘truly diverse, open and inclusive’ as city opens UK’s first LGBTQ+ retirement community

Some LGBTQ+ elders no longer have to feel scared about navigating the 'not friendly' housing and care system Read more

GP practice helping hundreds of rough sleepers shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards

After six years of saving lives, Dr Gary Coleman having helped hundreds of rough sleepers has been shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards Read more

New housing model could help three-quarters of homeless people into jobs

Up to three-quarters of homeless people could be helped into employment under a new housing model created by a South East-based homelessness charity Read more

London chef who worked in Michelin star restaurants sets up cooking school for homeless teenagers

A London chef who has worked in Michelin star restaurants has set up a cooking school for people affected by homelessness Read more