Homelessness

Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power
Homelessness

Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power

Homelessness experts have warned there is now ‘no doubt’ the government will miss its target of ending rough sleeping by 2024 after annual count rises by a quarter

No-fault eviction notice periods must be increased to four months, government told
Renters Reform Bill

No-fault eviction notice periods must be increased to four months, government told

Over 100 council leaders are calling on the government to strengthen the Renters Reform Bill, amid reports that it will be “watered down.”

‘It’s a win-win solution’: Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds
Housing crisis

‘It’s a win-win solution’: Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds

The next government should invest in building 90,000 social homes a year to not only end the housing crisis but give the taxpayer a boost on jobs and benefits as well as slashing homelessness, new analysis shows

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others
Our vendors

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others

Rising homelessness has UK in a chokehold – but this project is fighting back with mixed martial arts
Homelessness

Rising homelessness has UK in a chokehold – but this project is fighting back with mixed martial arts

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Writer Neil Ansell: ‘Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it’
Neil Ansell

Writer Neil Ansell: ‘Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it’

Women of Ukraine displaced by war rebuild their lives in striking new portrait exhibition
Photography

Women of Ukraine displaced by war rebuild their lives in striking new portrait exhibition

Prince William to build social housing in his back garden to help end homelessness
Homelessness

Prince William to build social housing in his back garden to help end homelessness

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people
Community activism

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people

Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: ‘She’ll have a breakdown’
Homelessness

Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: ‘She’ll have a breakdown’

Renters in Scotland face ‘tidal wave of evictions’ as rent cap and eviction ban comes to an end
RENTING

Renters in Scotland face ‘tidal wave of evictions’ as rent cap and eviction ban comes to an end

Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist
Art

Meet the proud blind man who overcame homelessness to live his dream as a renowned artist

Council house tenants fear eviction after energy bills skyrocket by 350%: ‘It’s completely unfair’
Cost of living crisis

Council house tenants fear eviction after energy bills skyrocket by 350%: ‘It’s completely unfair’

UK government doesn’t yet know how legal aid cuts have hurt other public services
Justice

UK government doesn’t yet know how legal aid cuts have hurt other public services

‘We can 100% end homelessness’: Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son filmmaker’s rousing call to action
Film

‘We can 100% end homelessness’: Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son filmmaker’s rousing call to action

How viral Wetherspoons game is helping feed hungry homeless people: ‘Everyone wants to help’
Homelessness

How viral Wetherspoons game is helping feed hungry homeless people: ‘Everyone wants to help’

Inside the Big Issue: Behind Lorna Tucker’s powerful film Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Behind Lorna Tucker’s powerful film Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son

Homelessness at heart of councils’ £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: ‘It’s an out-of-control crisis’
Homelessness

Homelessness at heart of councils’ £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: ‘It’s an out-of-control crisis’

‘Mr Sunak, do something’: Big Issue vendors lead call for PM to protect renters from homelessness
End Housing Insecurity Now

‘Mr Sunak, do something’: Big Issue vendors lead call for PM to protect renters from homelessness

Rough sleeping in London hits record high amid surge in refugees being made homeless
Homelessness

Rough sleeping in London hits record high amid surge in refugees being made homeless

‘When you have nothing you have everything’: The fascinating story of two men who live outside
Books

‘When you have nothing you have everything’: The fascinating story of two men who live outside

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UK government refuses Sadiq Khan plea for £20m to protect refugees from freezing weather
Refugee Homelessness Crisis

UK government refuses Sadiq Khan plea for £20m to protect refugees from freezing weather

Stunning portrait of Big Issue vendor ‘shows the power of art’ to tackle homelessness
Art

Stunning portrait of Big Issue vendor ‘shows the power of art’ to tackle homelessness

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Housing and homelessness
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Housing and homelessness

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man’s tent – but new laws could see it happen more
Balbir Kaur Chatrik

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man’s tent – but new laws could see it happen more