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Help a Hungry Child with StreetSmart

We’re really pleased to have been featured in both the The Independent and the Evening Standard today. The Article tells the story of one of our service users and provides an insight in to the realities of being homeless in London in 2017 with two small children. We are so very grateful for the all […]

Introducing our Patron – Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell is a nationally recognised writer, television presenter and poker player.  She is a parent, Camden resident and long standing supporter of Doorstep.     I was bowled over by Doorstep when I first walked in. It’s an organisation that obviously has a huge and transformative effect on the lives of the people […]

Highly relevant Guardian article – Record numbers left homeless after eviction by private landlords in England

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/28/eviction-by-private-landlord-making-record-numbers-homeless-in-uk Record numbers left homeless after eviction by private landlords in England End of an assured shorthold tenancy cited by nearly a third of newly homeless households, figures show  Patrick Butler  Social policy editor  Wednesday 28 September 201616.15 BST Record numbers of families are becoming homeless after being evicted by private landlords and finding themselves unable […]

London Community Foundation features Doorstep’s work

We are grateful for London Community Foundation‘s recent feature on Doorstep, helping to draw attention to our cause and work. There are thousands of homeless families across London stuck in unsuitable hostel accommodation. Neil Baker visits a charity that supports them, and hears how one mother is fighting for a better life – for herself and […]

A must-read on homelessness – “No exit: Britain’s social housing trap”

We recommend this article by Polly Toynbee that appeared in the Guardian in November 2014 for profound insights into Britain’s social housing crisis. No exit: Britain’s social housing trap The shortage of housing and the impact of Thatcher’s right-to-buy scheme have created a bureaucratic nightmare in which people are stranded for years, waiting to move […]