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Helping one another is a piece of cake

Homelessness has been shown to negatively impact on children’s lives in a variety of ways such as being associated with poor school attendance and performance or by increasing the risk of physical and mental health problems. However, it can also have a negative impact on other, softer, aspects of children’s lives that may sometimes be […]

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 […]

Ham&High investigation reveals 17 per cent hike in rough sleeping in Borough of Camden

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/dickensian_rise_in_rough_sleeping_in_camden_numbers_at_five_year_high_1_4379757 Camden has seen a huge rise in rough sleeping in the borough as the number on the streets tops 600 for the first time in five years. The high cost of housing and cuts to services have been blamed for a 17 per cent hike in rough sleeping in Camden last year, echoing something […]