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Stay at home: forsaking the homeless

Last spring, when the first national lockdown was announced, the ‘Everyone In’ initiative was enacted. This was hailed as one of the government’s few successes in relation to the covid-19 pandemic, as it took roughly 29,000 rough sleepers off the streets and helped them start to move into more long-term and safe accommodation. The campaign […]

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Homelessness in the LGBT community: are councils doing enough?

Councils in England have been turning away LGBT people who are homeless, asking them to show proof of their living situation. The Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBT youth homeless charity, estimates that LGBT young people under the age of 25 comprise up to 24% of the youth homeless population, of which 69% have experienced violence, […]

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The World’s Big Sleep Out: the mission to end homelessness

On the 7th of December 2019, thousands of people around the world slept outdoors to show support for those experiencing homelessness and raise both awareness and funds to tackle the issue. The United Nations Human Settlements Program estimates that 1.1 billion people live in inadequate housing, with more than 100 million of those having no […]