Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656

Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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Charities paid for results
Tom Bowker May 11 2014

New scheme to help homeless young people into housing and employment or training skewed towards larger organisations

The UK government has launched a scheme to pay organisations for helping homeless young people into housing and employment or tr...

Boris lets charities back in
Tom Bowker April 04 2014

The mayor of London has brought homelessness charities and the Met back onto his rough sleeping advisory group

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has brought homelessness charities and the Metropolitan Police back onto his rough sleeping adviso...

Big win for Hungarian
Tom Bowker March 12 2014

A homeless lottery winner makes a big donation to a hostel

A homeless man in Hungary won the lottery last September – but his win only made the news last month when he made a big do...

Glasgow’s homeless turned away
Tom Bowker February 09 2014

Scotland’s housing for all target falls flat in Glasgow. Housing Regulator calls for action

The Scottish Housing Regulator has told Glasgow City Council it must urgently address the issue of its non-provision of housing ...

Begbie hits the streets
Tom Bowker December 04 2013

Trainspotting author writes Christmas short story for The Big Issue

The author of Trainspotting, the novel and film set in drug-addled Edinburgh in the late 80s, is revisiting the life of lead cha...

Hospital aftercare boost
Tom Bowker October 09 2013

£10m government grant to ensure homeless people have somewhere to go on discharge

Over 50 projects across England are to be given a share of a £10 million grant from the UK Government to ensure homeless p...

Faith in Housing
Tom Bowker September 06 2013

Charity calls for Christian landords to help young homeless people

  A leading faith-based housing charity has called on Christian landlords across the UK to come forward to help develop ho...

Funding cuts hit homeless charities
Tom Bowker June 27 2013

1,800 beds and 58 accommodation projects lost in 2012

Government cuts have hit the funding of almost half of all projects aimed at helping homeless people, according to research publ...