Tag Archives: Homelessness

Premier League football club opens its doors for the homeless

It’s that time of year again… Crystal Palace Football Club is re-opening its extreme weather emergency shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park this winter. Whenever the overnight temperature is forecast to fall below freezing, the Glaziers Lounge at Selhurst … Continue reading

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Donations still welcome in Shakespeare’s homelessness appeal

An appeal for essential items to help Croydon’s homeless this winter has been a huge success, with donations flooding in to the campaign’s collection points at the offices of JB Shakespeare funeral directors in Croydon and Selsdon.

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‘Hostile environment’ charity linked with homes scheme

A council scheme to get vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets and into the warmth and security of somewhere they can call “home” has signed up its first of 10 properties. But none of the homes will be available to … Continue reading

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Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham. Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom … Continue reading

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Homelessness crisis sees council invest extra £15m in fund

Caught between a rock and a hard place, of London’s ever-spiralling private rents and the Tory government’s ruthless reductions in benefits, Croydon Council is to invest an extra £15million into helping people at risk of homelessness to get secure private … Continue reading

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‘Moral shame on us’ says Barwell over rising homelessness

Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for Croydon Central and now housing minister in Theresa May’s government, has described homelessness in Britain as “a moral shame on us”. According to official figures, there are 12 times as many people sleeping rough … Continue reading

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Charity Nightwatch to stage conference on homelessness

Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity whose volunteers have been helping to feed and care for local homeless people every day of the year for the last four decades, will mark its 40th anniversary with a conference to discuss ways of … Continue reading

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