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News in Brief 125: Mar-Apr 2020

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

“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.


Ace of Clubs

Photojournalist James Hopkirk helps people share their experiences on He met Mark at Ace of Clubs' day centre


A quick update of key services that are continuing to provide support in London during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


A quick update of key services that are continuing to provide support in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Different city

Tours by Invisible Cities are with guides who love to show off their city, cracks and all. Report by Jack Hanington

My moving on plan

Sometimes moving on is lonelier than you’d think. Here’s help from regular the Pavement writer, McGinlay

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


Dealing with diabetes
There is no diabetes outreach service for people who are homeless, but diabetes specialist nurse Judith Kennon, who is based in Glasgow, has some tips to keep you healthy
Do the maths

Cheap as chips phone deals picked by Ian Kalman

Housing help in England & Scotland: Your rights

Getting housing help from your local council in England and Scotland

Q: What is your local connection?

Ian Kalman points out that the law of connection has many inconsistencies between councils

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


Four letters, one word

by Oscar Smith (extract)

Moving 'Em On

Livestreamed from PC Wellbeloved’s consciousness, by Chris Sampson

One step at a time

Changing things in life is difficult but when you are homeless and completely disempowered, it’s a concept that often gets buried by the need to survive. Here’s how Mat Amp found the transition from street to home.

Poem for the Pavement

This poem was written specially for the Pavement by the Neanderthal Bard – who has the best pen name for a poet ever. He’s also Crisis’s poet in residence. Can you use your experiences to write poetry and songs?

Serene Places

Another Poem for the Pavement by Rodney Young (extract)

What I'm thinking

David Lawrence remembers how false friends made his life tough


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