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Home Office whistleblower reveals ‘shame’ of working on ‘crackpot Tory’ plan to criminalise homelessness
Homelessness

Home Office whistleblower reveals ‘shame’ of working on ‘crackpot Tory’ plan to criminalise homelessness

The controversial Criminal Justice Bill is causing ‘low morale’ in the civil service, according to a government insider working on the bill tells who tells the Big Issue they are sick of working on ‘crackpot Tory ideas’

Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’
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Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’

More than 30 homelessness organisations, including the Big Issue, have written to home secretary James Cleverly urging a U-turn over new law which could fine or jail homeless people if they smell

‘People should not be arrested if they smell’: Sunak facing revolt over plan to criminalise homelessness
Homelessness

‘People should not be arrested if they smell’: Sunak facing revolt over plan to criminalise homelessness

Up to 40 Tory MPs are reportedly considering voting against the Criminal Justice Bill which could see rough sleepers fined or jailed for being homeless or even having an ‘excessive smell’

ONS U-turns on plan to stop publishing data on deaths of homeless people after furious outcry
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ONS U-turns on plan to stop publishing data on deaths of homeless people after furious outcry

Most rough sleepers say they’re treated unfairly by police, damning study reveals
Homelessness

Most rough sleepers say they’re treated unfairly by police, damning study reveals

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Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will ‘destroy homeless people’s spirits’, MPs warned
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Tory plan to criminalise rough sleepers will ‘destroy homeless people’s spirits’, MPs warned

I was made homeless aged 16. Rough sleeping is completely different for women than it is men
Homelessness

I was made homeless aged 16. Rough sleeping is completely different for women than it is men

Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous
Rick Henderson

Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous

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

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’
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How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’

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

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

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

Met Police apologises after ‘inhumane’ destruction of homeless people’s tents near Camden hospital
Homelessness

Met Police apologises after ‘inhumane’ destruction of homeless people’s tents near Camden hospital

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?
Paula Barker

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?

Homelessness set to soar by a third in Scotland in two years – but it ‘doesn’t need to be this way’
Homelessness

Homelessness set to soar by a third in Scotland in two years – but it ‘doesn’t need to be this way’

Anger over plan to axe data on people who die while homeless: ‘Now is not the time’
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Anger over plan to axe data on people who die while homeless: ‘Now is not the time’

Until we understand what stigma is, people like Suella Braverman will get away with it every time
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Until we understand what stigma is, people like Suella Braverman will get away with it every time

Storm Pia: ‘Danger to life’ weather warning should put focus on rough sleepers and homeless people
Alicia Walker

Storm Pia: ‘Danger to life’ weather warning should put focus on rough sleepers and homeless people

Late Scottish artist’s powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years
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Late Scottish artist’s powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years

Black people more likely to be arrested for being homeless, research finds: ‘This shames our country’
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Black people more likely to be arrested for being homeless, research finds: ‘This shames our country’

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A McDonald’s security guard soaking a homeless man’s blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face
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A McDonald’s security guard soaking a homeless man’s blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face

What should you do if you see a homeless person?
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What should you do if you see a homeless person?

Big Issue vendor’s emotional story of homelessness has starring role in Christmas film
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Big Issue vendor’s emotional story of homelessness has starring role in Christmas film

One in four who go to councils for help with homelessness will be ‘turned away’ this Christmas
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One in four who go to councils for help with homelessness will be ‘turned away’ this Christmas