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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.

Mapped Out

Quddous Ahmed spent five months on the streets in 2015. In those five months he was racially abused, hit with a rock and his sleeping bag was set on fire. His struggles during homelessness inspired him to create Hounslow Soup Kitchen

News in brief 122 : September-October 2019

News in brief written by Jake Cudsi.

Double Crisis

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is thousands of miles away from the American city of Trenton, New Jersey, but both cities struggle with a similar issue: homelessness. How do these cities look after people rough sleeping? Report by Jared Kofsky


Empathy masterclass

This year’s One Festival of Homeless Arts, set up by David Tovey, takes place in Glasgow, London and Manchester. Interview by Jaqueline Messih

Let's talk

Talking about death can be helpful and help you live well. That’s why we’ve devoted this issue of the Pavement to the big taboo. 

My first Death Café

How will Jean Hindry, armed with just a cuppa and cake, cope talking about life’s biggest taboo?

Act now

Meet the people running Act Now, a performing arts programme for young people, writes Ian Kalman

Dice life
Students Jiaqi Li and Bowen use interactive storytelling to get people thinking differently about youth homelessness
Find your safety net
Who helps when you’re suddenly homeless? Report by Nicola Baird


Cut above

Need a haircut? Here’s how to get one, writes Viola Levy

Deaths on the street

A rough sleepers’ guide about dying homeless, by Alastair Murray who has helped run the annual Service of Commemoration at St-Martin-in-the-Fields since 2003

Do the maths

For the first time the Office for National Statistics have published numbers of homeless people who had died.

Dying FAQs *

Everyone deserves to die with dignity and respect says Andrew Knee from St Mungo’s palliative care.

St Vincent de Paul Society 'Vinnie Packs' for winter

Cold weather packs from the SVP

Ask Us: Whats in your bag?
Answers from The Pavement Magazine Facebook page



Dying is just part of the cycle of life, writes Mat Amp

Healthy living now that you're dead old

Wit, wisdom and experience from Ruby 

Being young isn't easy
In this youth issue Deputy Editor Mat Amp shares his own “too much too young” experiences
Doorstep lessons
Melanie Onn, Labour MP for Great Grimsby discusses being homeless with Sarah Hough
I am the person you do not see
Poem by Helena Sparks
Read all about it
There’s no normal when you lose your home. This piece by Matthew Hobbs is inspired by the recovery theme of our last issue (Issue 120)


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