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‘I know what it’s like to be on the street’ Why a London frontline homeless worker is backing our campaign
Stop mass homelessness campaign

‘I know what it’s like to be on the street’ Why a London frontline homeless worker is backing our campaign

The welfare group founder who was on the frontline of the pandemic response is backing our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign as he knows only too well the dangers homeless people face.

How we could avoid the looming homelessness crisis – and save billions at the same time
Stop Mass Homelessness Campaign

How we could avoid the looming homelessness crisis – and save billions at the same time

The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness was launched in summer to warn of a coming storm. Falling Covid-19 support now risks homelessness on a scale we have never seen before and the costs of failing to act could be great

Councils back The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
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Councils back The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

Local authorities in Wakefield and Brent are leading the way in demanding action to Stop Mass Homelessness this winter.

Which charities are fighting homelessness in the UK?
Housing

Which charities are fighting homelessness in the UK?

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it facing calls to be scrapped?
Housing

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it facing calls to be scrapped?

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Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping
Vagrancy Act

Government blocks bid to scrap 200-year-old law that criminalises rough sleeping

This man was sleeping at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 when Covid hit. Now he’s made a film about it
Homelessness

This man was sleeping at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 when Covid hit. Now he’s made a film about it

Almost all Welsh councils are bracing themselves for a surge in homelessness this winter
Housing

Almost all Welsh councils are bracing themselves for a surge in homelessness this winter

Smoke alarms will finally be required in social housing – almost five years after Grenfell
Fire Safety

Smoke alarms will finally be required in social housing – almost five years after Grenfell

Revealed: Thousands of homes being built on floodplains ignore climate change risk
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Revealed: Thousands of homes being built on floodplains ignore climate change risk

Homelessness could cost the government £2.6bn a year without action
Stop Mass Homelessness

Homelessness could cost the government £2.6bn a year without action

Robert Jenrick’s ‘unlawful’ approval of Tory donor’s £1bn development is reversed
Housing

Robert Jenrick’s ‘unlawful’ approval of Tory donor’s £1bn development is reversed

Jeff Bezos has donated $100m to homelessness causes – here’s how much that is in the real world
Homelessness

Jeff Bezos has donated $100m to homelessness causes – here’s how much that is in the real world

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New Holloway Prison site will have homes for women leaving the justice system
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New Holloway Prison site will have homes for women leaving the justice system

Rent increases hit 13-year high as people flock back to cities
Renting

Rent increases hit 13-year high as people flock back to cities

Here’s how to make a winter coat donation to help people in need
Charity

Here’s how to make a winter coat donation to help people in need

Demand homeless veterans are housed this Remembrance Day – and everyone else too
Housing

Demand homeless veterans are housed this Remembrance Day – and everyone else too

Evictions tripled in the three months after ban ended
Housing

Evictions tripled in the three months after ban ended

Gove: Leaseholders shouldn’t pay to remove flammable cladding from homes
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Gove: Leaseholders shouldn’t pay to remove flammable cladding from homes

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else
Housing

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else

These zero-carbon homes for homeless people offer a future for green housing
Housing

These zero-carbon homes for homeless people offer a future for green housing

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COP26: Climate campaigners take over council building to offer beds to activists
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COP26: Climate campaigners take over council building to offer beds to activists

25,000 Section 21 eviction notices have been handed out since Theresa May vowed to scrap them
Housing

25,000 Section 21 eviction notices have been handed out since Theresa May vowed to scrap them

Artist community pays tribute to late Big Issue seller with memorial on his old patch
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Artist community pays tribute to late Big Issue seller with memorial on his old patch

Climate change means ending homelessness is even more important. Here’s why
Housing

Climate change means ending homelessness is even more important. Here’s why

Number of people living on the street in London is highest since 2019
Housing

Number of people living on the street in London is highest since 2019

‘We must act now’: The number of households threatened with homelessness doubled after lockdown
Housing

‘We must act now’: The number of households threatened with homelessness doubled after lockdown

Leaseholders caught up in cladding crisis call for homegrown solution to sky-high bills
Housing

Leaseholders caught up in cladding crisis call for homegrown solution to sky-high bills

Family left with sewage running down kitchen walls for months
Housing

Family left with sewage running down kitchen walls for months

Government announces £65m fund to support struggling renters
Housing

Government announces £65m fund to support struggling renters

How you can make your home energy efficient
Housing

How you can make your home energy efficient

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021
Housing

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
Housing

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?