We are working with governments across Britain to make sure that by law every homeless person is entitled to get the help they need. We want people to be offered help, not criminalised for being homeless. This includes people who come here from overseas. We know that many homeless people have spent time in prison. Helping people into housing when they leave prison makes them less likely to commit more crimes.
Councils in England, Scotland and Wales are required by law to help homeless people. They could still do more.
People who come to Britain from overseas and fall on hard times struggle to get help. This is causing homelessness.
Our research examines the impact of legislation and interventions on homelessness.
Public spending would fall by
if 40,000 people were prevented from experiencing one year of homelessness
Yesterday a complaint was filed with the EU Commission against the UK Government’s policy of detaining rough sleepers from the European Economic Area and sending them back to their country of origin. The complaint comes from FEANTSA – a respected umbrella body representing homelessness organisations across Europe - who claim the policy abuses EU free movement rights and criminalises vulnerable people.
Scotland’s Housing Minister will today pledge his support to Crisis, as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good. Kevin Stewart MSP’s support comes after the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, also pledged to work with Crisis to achieve its aims of ending homelessness.
“The summer of 2015, I became homeless. It was like an earthquake. I knew I had to survive, I had...