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The Homeless World Cup: the trophy and the wooden spoon
Amanda Palmer September 26 2009

England finishes third in its group, and Russia eventually triumphs

Russia emerged victorious in the 2006 Homeless World Cup final, beating newcomers Kazakhstan 1-0 to secure the trophy in what wa...

Homeless World Cup report
Amanda Palmer September 26 2009

African teams are a threat, but England has a decent chance of salvaging national pride

World Cup glory is still possible for England this year as the Homeless World Cup kicks off in Cape Town on 24th September for t...

Counting soldiers on the street
Amanda Palmer September 26 2009

The statistics generally bandied about are outdated, but an upcoming report will throw light on numbers

One of the oft-used figures when people talk about ex-servicemen on the streets is that 25 per cent of the homeless fall into th...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Amanda Palmer September 26 2009

Humans‘ reactions to cope with the trauma of war are still badly understood

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often spoken of and is little understood. "I can recall an unconscious man who arrived with...

Rum and khaki: the Alcohol Recovery Project
Amanda Palmer September 26 2009

ARP address ex-service personnel‘s complex needs and help them maintain a less chaotic lifestyle

It is often said that there is a fine line between heavy drinking and alcohol dependency. A set of circumstances or twist of fat...

Return due at St Martin\'s
Amanda Palmer September 25 2009

Connection‘s move into posh new premises delayed by building works and funding problems

The church of St Martin's-in-the-Field has undergone a massive £37 million refurbishment project including, as part of The Re...

Policeman jailed for homeless assault
Amanda Palmer May 23 2009

Judge accuses former Met officer of an abuse of power

A former Metropolitan Police officer who attacked a drunken rough sleeper while on duty has been jailed for 12 weeks. PC Andr...

Rough sleepers with smoke detectors
Amanda Palmer May 23 2009

Wiltshire scheme‘s survival packs aim to boost rough sleeper safety

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is launching a new scheme that will see smoke detectors included in survival kits that are bei...

Southall suburban helpline
Amanda Palmer May 21 2009

Ealing homeless charity aims to help people manage their money

A homeless charity in the London Borough of Ealing recently set up a helpline for people who are street homeless to better manag...

Street Swag
Amanda Palmer May 21 2009

More than 2,000 bed rolls reach Australia‘s street homeless population

On the streets Down Under, the swag is enjoying a revival, courtesy of a charity that aims to distribute the bed roll to as many...