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A homeless woman was turned away five times by the London Borough of Barnet after she lost her home, a Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigation has found. Because the council failed to review her situation properly, the woman was left street homeless over the winter months, and spent nights sofa…
The median time homeless families with children spend in temporary accommodation in Scotland has risen by almost 20% in the past two years, a new report shows. A report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland found families with children spent around one million days in local authority temporary homeless…
Proposals to reduce homelessness will "simply be words on a piece of paper" if the Government fails to offer enough cash to councils, Labour has said. MPs are expected to approve Conservative Bob Blackman's Homelessness Reduction Bill, which requires local authorities to do more to prevent people from becoming homeless…
Rough sleepers are at risk of falling victim to modern slavery, a report has warned. Homeless people were found to be vulnerable to rogue employers offering work and accommodation - only to be left exploited in appalling conditions. Kevin Hyland, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, commissioned a study to explore the…
Ministers have been accused of ignoring the plight of the homeless as new figures showed a sharp rise in the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England. Local authorities estimated on a single night in autumn 2016 there were 4,134 rough sleepers compared to 3,569 the previous…
A former alcoholic who spent nearly a quarter of a century sleeping rough before turning his life around and becoming a campaigner for homeless people has died aged 69. Jimmy Carlson, who was awarded an OBE in 2012, died on January 8 as a result of respiratory health complications, homelessness…
A care home in Holloway, north London, has been rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the…
Almost 80% of people sleeping rough were attacked or suffered abuse or anti-social behaviour over the past year, a homelessness charity said. As Crisis opens its centres to thousands of homeless people across the country this Christmas, the charity said two thirds of people felt that living on the streets…
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