A charity fighting to save a popular town centre soup kitchen which has served the homeless and the vulnerable for more than 25 years has won a High Court ruling that a decision to terminate its licence was "unlawful".
A judge has quashed an April 2013 decision by the London Borough of Waltham Forest to revoke the licence for the operation of the soup kitchen at the Mission Grove car park in Walthamstow, east London - meaning it will have to be reconsidered.
A group of CEO's are tonight sleeping rough to raise awareness about youth homelessness.
Action for Children's new chief executive Sir Tony Hawkhead, Mike Tobin OBE, John Hardie, chief executive of ITN, Tim Griffin, Dell UK vice president and Matthew Ponsonby, chief operating officer, Barclays Investment Banking Division have left the boardroom to sleep next to St Paul's Cathedral.
A scheme to provide aftercare for homeless people after they have been discharged from hospital is launched today. St Mungo’s has been given £3.6 million of a £10 million boost from the Department of Health for the new scheme.
Homeless people are often discharged back onto the street after hospital treatment with a third getting help with their living situation. This fails to deal with underlying health issues. St Mungo's will now launch an aftercare network for homeless people.
London has seen the biggest rise in the country in the number of rough sleepers, over the last quarter, according to a new report.
According to a report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, around one in ten people has been homeless at some point, with numbers rising over the past 3 years.
Homelessness has risen for three consecutive years. The research identifies a housing ‘pressure cooker’, particularly in London and the South East.
The study says a lack of supply and rising housing costs, cuts to benefits and to services are combining to leave people already struggling to keep their heads above water at increased risk of homelessness.
Katharine Sacks-Jones from Crisis explains:
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