Two people eating together at a church winter night shelter

Churches save lives this winter

All over the country, there are churches preparing rooms for homeless people. Rough sleepers have been able to access a hot meal, safe, warm bed, and other facilities, instead of risking… Read more »

Two people making beds at a church winter night shelter

Shelter success

Church Homeless Trust is pleased to be supporting churches who have opened winter night shelters. For the first time this year, Church Homeless Trust expanded its funding to the guests… Read more »

Teddy bear on sofa

A safe place to stay

Charlie became homeless after losing her job and splitting up with her partner. With no income to find a new home, she sofa surfed at friends’ houses with her young… Read more »

Black Labrador looking up

Young woman finds new home

Young people who are forced to leave home because of overcrowding need support. Rather than force them to return to the family home, where they may be unwelcome, it can… Read more »

Small tent pitched in a field

Rough sleeper now ‘always smiling’

Terry found himself homeless after a relationship breakdown over financial problems. He has also been battling alcohol dependency since leaving the army many years before. He left the family home… Read more »

Pair of trainers

Tom’s new clothes

More than 24,000 people in Britain spent the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses, or tents, according to research by the charity Crisis. The new research suggests that… Read more »

Living room with cup on table

Former cabbie has a new home

David was evicted when he lost his job and his landlady would not accept housing benefit. Originally a cab driver, he was diagnosed with asthma and high blood pressure. On… Read more »

Christmas wreath on door

Christmas crafts create confidence

Christmas can be an isolated time of year for those who have been homeless. But when the right support is available, it can transform someone’s holiday. Rick had to leave his home… Read more »

Pupils from All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham with their clothing donation

Clothing collection for rough sleepers

A school took action this year in response to the growing numbers of homeless people in England. Year 9 and staff of All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham decided to… Read more »

Two people having tea

Neil gets a second chance

After a childhood spent in care, Neil began living alone at a young age. Without support, guidance, and love, he became homeless. He sofa surfed for more than two years,… Read more »

Kitchen; large steel pot and potatoes

Couple have a place to plan for the future

Long-term partners Steve and Linda contracted Weil’s disease from contaminated water in their Flat, which was over run with rats. They became so ill that they were hospitalised and, on… Read more »

Two young adults using tablets

Digital inclusion pilot begins

Lack of access to the Internet is a huge barrier to people who are trying to escape the cycle of homelessness. In order to find housing or employment, homeless people… Read more »