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  June 28th 2013

Nightstop hopes to have 10 host households by the end of June.

A pilot project to house rough sleepers in families’ spare rooms is hoping to expand to 10 host households by the end of J...

 
  May 20th 2013

Three teenage boys who murdered a rough sleeper for a dare were handed tough jail sentences in April

Three teenage boys who murdered a rough sleeper for a dare were handed tough jail sentences in April. Kevin Bennett, 53, was ki...

 
  May 20th 2013

One “positive outcome” for every 10 calls from the public to rough sleeper alert scheme

  Almost 5,000 reports have been made to local services since the launch this year of the new StreetLink scheme. The sche...

 
  May 20th 2013

The Homelessness Change Programme aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people

The government has launched a new scheme to help improve the lives of disadvantaged young people by teaching them basic skills. ...

 
  April 12th 2013

Three teenagers found guilty of murdering a rough sleeper behind a supermarket

Three teenage boys have been found guilty of murdering a rough sleeper behind a supermarket in Liverpool. The schoolboys, one n...

 
  March 21st 2013

Woman who takes in homeless and troubled young people failed to license her home as a ‘place of multiple occupation’

  A woman who takes in homeless and troubled young people has been made to pay thousands of pounds for breaking health and...

 
  December 11th 2012

Hey, total stranger, do you have mental health problems?

  A homelessness campaign group in America is taking a high-tech approach to helping people off the streets. The 100,000 ...

 
  November 8th 2011

Services provided for three days of major international conference in Perth

  Politicians in the Western Australian city of Perth have been accused of trying to hide the town’s homeless popula...

 
  October 7th 2011

Were the assailants impersonating the police?

  Two rough sleepers have been mugged while collecting their benefits at a post office in South London. The two men, one ...

 
  July 8th 2011

Nineteenth century rough sleeper now rests in a new home, espite controversy

  Many readers may have come across people on the streets wearing their own stitched-together clothes. However, it seems t...

 
  May 13th 2011

Shozna goes to Westminster Abbey

A formerly homeless woman will rub shoulders with world leaders and a host of big-name celebrities when she attends the royal ...

 
  May 13th 2011

Living conditions were a health issue, say authorities

The clearing of a homeless ‘encampment’ in Los Angeles two weeks ago once again illustrates the scale of the homel...

 
  May 13th 2011

Rough sleeper died of head injuries

A 25-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a rough sleeper in St Helens, near Liverpool, in late January this year,...

 
  April 16th 2011

Poncho goes on. And on. And on...

The City of London has no plans to end Operation Poncho, the strategy to reduce homelessness in the area to zero. The Pavemen...

 
  April 16th 2011

Suspended sentence for man too drunk to remember attacking homeless woman

A man who attacked a homeless woman in Bournemouth last summer has escaped a jail sentence. Daniel Preston, 24, a builder fro...

 
  April 16th 2011

Homeless charity "very concerned"

Local government spending cuts have lead to a worrying trend of homeless hostels closing down. With the full impact of cuts ye...

 
  March 10th 2011

It‘s in force, but that is all the Corporation can say...

Operation Poncho, the City of London's programme to deal with rough sleepers, remains in force. The Pavement asked City of Lo...

 
  March 10th 2011

An "interesting little business" - but illegal

There have been reports of an individual loitering outside some London homeless shelters offering places in squats for money. ...

 
  March 10th 2011

A former rough sleeper released his debut album with a little help from Prince William

A former rough sleeper has released his debut album with a little help from HRH Prince William. Tresor Kiambu, 21, performed a...

 
  February 11th 2011

A Canadian scheme to give alcohol to rough sleepers is spectacularly successful

A scheme in Canada to give free alcohol to rough sleepers has been "spectacularly successful", according to research...

 
  February 11th 2011

A former homeless man has become a TV star in the US

A former homeless man has become a TV star in the US, all thanks to his "golden voice". Ted Williams first came to p...

 
  December 9th 2010

Hot-washing is back in the City of London

The practice of 'hot-washing' by the City of London Corporation under Operation Poncho appears to have picked up steam once mo...

 
  November 2nd 2010

Archaic law still being trotted out to prosecure the homeless

In July's edition of The Pavement (The Act), we focussed on the Vagrancy Act, which came into law in 1824 and is still used to...

 
  September 9th 2010

Protesters were not causing a proble, says Green Party GLA member

Bailiffs evicted a group of protesters and rough sleepers from a camp in Parliament Square in July, marking a legal victory for ...

 
  September 9th 2010

Offensive sticker are counter-productive and leads to fear

The Californian town of Ocean Beach, near San Diego, became the site of controversy in June when a shop owner put up a sign sayi...

 
  July 8th 2010

We now know how much the Vagrancy Act is being used

More than 1,220 arrests were made in London under the Vagrancy Act last year, a Freedom of Information request made by The Pavem...

 
  June 7th 2010

Waste management company Biffa claims it sees on average two incidents a week

Company warns over dangers of sleeping in bins The dangers of sleeping in bins have been outlined in a training DVD designed by...

 
  June 7th 2010

The new coalition government wants to repeal laws that infringe civil liberties, so here‘s an obvious choice

The new deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said the new coalition government will consider repealing laws it sees as infringin...

 
  May 6th 2010

Is there a Facebook site about you?

Facebook, the world's most popular social networking website, has removed a number of its user groups after The Pavement wrote t...

 
  April 3rd 2010

Scheme will actively seek out people and offer them services, says Mayor of London‘s office

The Mayor of London's office is to spend £900,000 on a new programme aimed at getting rough sleepers back to work. T...

 
  April 3rd 2010

Charity aims to get rid of the stigma associated with the word ‘hostel‘

The Salvation Army has decided to change the names of all its hostels in the UK to LifeHouses. The move is designed to rid the...

 
 

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