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Karin is an experienced journalist based in Glasgow. She believes in the power of good journalism to promote social change and is looking forward to a new challenge in editing the Scottish edition of The Pavement.

 
  November 18th 2017

The winter shelters are open. Find out more about them and what to expect

In November the temperature starts to plummet... it’s the kind of cold that goes into your bones. If you’re sleeping...

 
  September 7th 2017

The British sculptor who created the iconic Angel of the North has curated a major exhibition of the work of prison artists

The British sculptor who created the iconic Angel of the North has curated a major exhibition of the work of prison artists s...

 
  July 12th 2017

There are fears that fentanyl is endangering lives in the UK

Drug users have been warned to be “vigilant” in response to increased deaths thought to be caused by heroin laced wi...

 
  July 12th 2017

The Home Office is threatening to arrest and deport people sleeping on the streets of Edinburgh

Campaigners have raised serious concerns as it emerges that the Home Office is now threatening to arrest and deport homeless peo...

 
  July 12th 2017

Campaigners want to ensure that no social housing is lost and no more people become homeless as a result of the tragic London fire

The Grenfell Tower should be rebuilt, according to campaigners who want to make sure that no social housing is lost – and ...

 
  July 5th 2017

Oxford City Council has agreed to consider opening public buildings to homeless people

Oxford City Council has agreed to consider a policy of opening up empty public buildings to house homeless people. The proposal...

 
  April 28th 2017

Charities urge all parties to pledge to stop rough sleeping in the election amnifestos

Councils across England and Wales will have a legal duty to help homeless people find accommodation, accord...

 
  April 19th 2017

A new report claims homeless charities are “collaborating” with the Home Office in detaining and deporting rough sleepers from outside the UK.

Homeless charities are under fire in a new report that claims they are “collaborating” with the Home Office in the d...

 
  February 2nd 2017

Glasgow City Council claims the introduction of Universal Credit will put at risk its ability to provide homeless services.

Glasgow City Council has raised the alarm about the introduction of Universal Credit – due to be in place across the city ...

 
  January 13th 2017

Budgetary pressures will affect how it can deliver services, says Council

Glasgow City Council has raised the alarm about the introduction of Universal Credit – due to be in place across the city ...

 
  December 6th 2016

Social Bite now plans a village for homeless people.

They started off as a sandwich shop with a difference. But now Social Bite, which runs five cafés across Scotland, are pl...

 
  December 6th 2016

The views of drug users should be at the centre of proposals for the UK’s first injecting and drug treatment centre, say drug charities.

The views of drug users should be at the centre of proposals for the UK’s first injecting and drug treatment centre, accor...

 
  December 6th 2016

Doctors must stop turning away homeless people who need healthcare.

Doctors must stop turning homeless people away when they need health care, according to new research. The study, which has been...

 
  October 5th 2016

Cardboard Citizens have reinterpreted Cathy Come home for the 21st century.

If you’re homeless in London, you are likely to be relocated out with your community, an issue being taken on by a new pla...

 
  August 9th 2016

Should third-sector workers support their organisation financially?

Almost a third of charity workers don’t donate money to good causes, according to a survey by a money-saving website. The pol...

 
  July 26th 2016

There's a complicated relationship between begging and homelessness. And the solutions are not about sweeping people off the streets

There's a complicated relationship between begging and homelessness. And the solutions are not about sweeping people off the str...

 
  July 26th 2016

We loo at what the recent referendum result means for you and for the charities that support you.

So the majority of UK citizens – 51.9 per cent – voted on June 23 for the country to leave the European Union. The r...

 
  June 30th 2016

We look at how you may be affected now and in the coming months

The majority of UK citizens – 51.9 per cent – voted on June 23 for the country to leave the European Union. The resu...

 
  May 12th 2016

1,252,000 peoplecan’t afford the basic essentials they need to eat, keep clean, and stay warm and dry

A UK study has revealed that 1.25 million people around the country, including over 300,000 children, are destitute. The Joseph ...

 
  May 12th 2016

Council is ignoring law, says Govan law centre

A Glasgow law centre which provided help to almost 200 rough sleepers using the city’s winter shelter claims that the city...

 
  March 15th 2016

Former methadone users are demanding the NHS provide support to help people come off the prescription drug

Long-term methadone users are being “sold down the river”, according to former users, who are demanding the NHS prov...

 
  January 5th 2016

Homeless Brazilians make sure their voices matter. UK homeless activists are hoping to adopt the same approach

Homeless people in Brazil are making sure their voices matter. Now UK homeless activists are hoping to bring the same approach t...

 
  November 2nd 2015

Youth homelessmess eight times higher than government statistics

Eight times more young people find themselves homeless than the UK government admits in its official stats, according to a new r...

 
  November 2nd 2015

Campaigners will not run an open-door policy after being “targeted” by youths intent on causing damage

Campaigners squatting in a Manchester Hotel, owned by football players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, have confirmed that they wil...

 
  November 2nd 2015

Paramedics dealing with a surge of unknown drugs of unknown toxicity

A senior paramedic has warned that ambulance services are being called to deal with a “surge” of emergencies faced b...

 
  July 5th 2015

Young people need services designed specially for them. But too often that's not an option...

Young people need services designed specially for them. But too often that's not an option To many of you it’ll be a fami...

 
  July 5th 2015

Who would think that boxing could help homeless people turn their lives around?

Who would think that boxing could help you turn your life around? Kevin Paul for one, never expected that it would. “I use...

 
  July 5th 2015

Family breakdown is the most common reason for young people becoming homeless

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad/They may not mean to, but they do.” The reality is more complicated than Phillip...

 
  May 15th 2015

A landmark decision should help single homeless people to access emergency accommodation.

A landmark legal decision which should help people who are street homeless access emergency accommodation has been widely welcom...

 
  May 4th 2015

Healthwatch’s special enquiry reveals shocking cases of unsafe discharge

More compassionate health professionals who understand what it’s like to be homeless, a named point of contact, early asse...

 
  March 2nd 2015

Cardboard Citizens’ new play asks whether the benefits system is working

Craig suffers from a sex addiction that is destroying his relationship, Rosa is haunted by the history of her Chilean family, an...

 
  February 28th 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people in the capital have nowhere to call home, but ordinary people aren't taking it...

London’s housing crisis has never seemed so stark. But ordinary people are fighting back. Karin Goodwin hears their storie...

 
  February 7th 2015

Leading London homeless charities will try to persuade soup runs in the Strand to offer  services elsewhwere

Leading London homeless charities will this month try to persuade those providing soup in the Strand and surrounding streets to ...

 
  December 3rd 2014

A unique map of Newcastle, created by homeless people, has gone on display

A unique map of Newcastle, created by homeless people living across the city with the help of a unique academic project has gone...

 
  December 2nd 2014

Court to rule on ‘vulnerability’ of homeless people

Three homeless people, turned away after seeking council help, are taking on the authorities in the Supreme Court this month wit...

 
  August 31st 2014

The City Council will use former old people’s homes as emergency homeless housing, after figures showed it was failing in its statutory duty to accommodate homeless people

Glasgow City Council is planning to use former old people’s homes as emergency homeless housing, after figures showed it w...

 
  July 9th 2014

Look Ahead staff protest redundancies, pay cuts and demotions (and senior staff pay rises)

Fierce competition over who gets to provide housing support in the London Borough of Hackney is leading the staff of one charity...

 
  April 4th 2014

Migrants come to the UK full of hope. But it doesn't always turn out well

It is nearly opening time at the Hackney Migrant Centre and the baked potatoes aren’t ready. “I told you we should h...

 
  April 4th 2014

St Mungo’s tells the government that homeless people need better access to basic skills training in literacy and numeracy

Homeless charity St Mungo’s are calling on the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, to ensure ...

 
  March 13th 2014

Women who are homeless need better access to support, says report

A new report by a leading homeless charity will recommend that women who are homeless have better access to support to address c...

 
  March 13th 2014

Half of so-called ‘single’ homeless women are mothers, estranged from their children

Margaret Mary’s daughter is nearly three years old. She’s a happy little girl, doted on by her mum and dad, who enjo...

 
  May 10th 2012

Around 100 face eviction by charity that housed them 

  Around 100 asylum seekers in Glasgow are facing homelessness following the transfer of a Home Office contract from the c...

 
  April 9th 2012

 Open Cinema project looks behind the ‘label’ of homelessness

  “There is such a stigma attached to homelessness that needs to be addressed. And if you can get the public thinkin...

 
  March 7th 2012

Glasgow charities express concerns about the number of people who could be sleeping on the streets this month

  Glasgow charities have expressed concerns about the number of homeless people who could be sleeping on the streets this ...

 
  February 11th 2012

Planning process is unfair, says Glasgow academic  

  A woman whose home in the east end of Glasgow was demolished to make way for the Commonwealth Games athletes’ vill...

 
  September 16th 2011

A notorious Glasgow hostel has rebranded itself as a budget hotel

  A notorious Glasgow homeless hostel has closed its doors to its former clientele and rebranded itself as a budget hotel ...

 
 

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