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“News in Brief 124: Jan-Feb 2020

Our monthly round-up of what‘s been happening...

News in Brief 123: Nov-Dec 2019

News in brief written by Jake Cudsi.

News photostories 123: Nov - Dec 2019

Photostories from the Pavement team.

Free water in London

Drinking fountains for London.

Get out

The annual CHAIN report on rough sleeping in London reveals some disturbing trends.

Housing First

Liverpool City Region has launched a fast-track housing scheme for the homeless.


Eat up

Jacqueline Messih meets Jon Glackin from Streets Kitchen, a grassroots solidarity group that aims to provide food, clothing and information through daily outreaches across London. At the heart of this operation is people and food

Great places

Architecture for Humanity UK’s Arome Agamah & Alasdair Dixon discuss ways to adapt buildings for people who are homeless

Hostel help

Sarah Hough finds out about the frustrations a project worker experiences trying to move clients through the hostel system

Hostel Life

Everyone has something to say about staying in a hostel. Here’s a guide to the pros and cons by David Lawrence

Hostels: How was it?

What are your feelings about staying in hotels or night shelters? Interviews by Claire Rivers 

Safe lives

Scarlett Hanson is a rock for women fleeing domestic abuse. Interview by Rosie Roksoph


Food fixes

Crafty tricks to keep you healthy and full, from McGinlay

Food for free

Street Food Special: This food issue goes back to the Pavement’s roots as the mag was set up to help homeless people have a list of where to find food, shelter and help for any addictions

Help with Universal Credit

Stuck by a UC problem? Ian Kalman offers solutions

Rock your socks

Take care of your feet this winter using these tips by Jemell Geraghty

the Pavement needs you!
Can you fundraise or donate so we can keep providing the Pavement free to homeless people?
Too good to be true?

If you know an employer is dodgy, please speak out. We have to stop these modern slave traders exploiting homeless people


Anyone in?

The curse of empty homes by David Lawrence

Irony deficiency

By Deputy Editor Mat Amp

Finding yourself again

For me it was a struggle to survive, a struggle that I thought was going to kill me, but it showed me the way back to myself by Deputy Editor Mat Amp

Hostile hell

Horrible times in a hostel reported by McGinlay. This may be upsetting.

Two pay cheques away?

Being a couple of pay cheques from the street isn’t true for those with caring family or friends who can provide support. It’s telling us something different, says Simone Helleren, the need to destigmatise needing help.

Under one roof

Life in a hostel with the Singer, the Racist and the Spy, by Chris Sampson


Much too young: Kevin & Alex
Kevin and Alex are the reality behind the stats. Someone who sleeps rough has an average age of 47. Life expectancy in the UK is 81.
Florida homeless paper's editor dead
Suicide of Tampa Epoch’s founder leaves paper’s future in doubt
The names
Annual service remembers 146 homeless men and women
Alexander Withers
Wee Alex is badly missed by his friends and colleagues in Glasgow,
Commemorating friends and companions
The annual service of commemoration at St Martin’s was, as usual, touching and heart-breaking

Gerald Denny (Ged). Born: 02/03/55 Died: 08/12/18. Funeral: 17/05/19. Obit from Samir Jeraj (sent in August 2019).


PTSD (to educate)

A poem by McGinlay

A reader calls us out on an article.
Soup runs: a reader replies
Being treated with love and respect is important
Rough sleeping Catch 22
A reader responds to last month's article about the new antisocial behaviour act
Your View: Foodbanks shame
An open lettter to the Trussell Trust
Homeless ex-services personnel and housing
New legislation gives you priority