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Katharine is a journalist and social entrepreneur.  Her first book, Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society, was published by Ebury Press in 2010, and she is founder and director of Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians (www.dotdotdotproperty.com).

  

 
  February 2nd 2017

Homeless people in Scotland may get the chance to move into a new eco-village after a charity sleep-out raised more than £500,000

Homeless people in Scotland may get the chance to move into a new eco-village after a high profile charity sleep-out involving c...

 
  December 6th 2016

The Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its second reading in the Commons and has government support.

Laws which would force councils to help more single homeless people and those at risk of losing their homes have come a step clo...

 
  October 6th 2016

Homelessness charities want the public to lobby their MPs to avoid the Bill being shelved

  Homelessness charities are calling on the public to write to their MPs in support of laws which would protect more peopl...

 
  January 5th 2016

Former rough sleepers are being trained as baristas - and paid properly

Homeless people are being trained as baristas and set up with coffee carts to provide them with jobs and a route into permanent ...

 
  January 5th 2016

A combination of unemployment, benefit sanctions and lack of affordable homes is to blame

More than 28,000 households in Scotland were assessed as homeless last year, with more than 10,000 people in temporary accommoda...

 
  September 9th 2015

A court in Manchester has issued a list of things homeless people can legally sleep in, including cardboard boxes

Seven people in Manchester could be facing prison for camping out in the city centre to highlight the City Council’s homel...

 
  July 6th 2015

The London council has stepped back from threatening rough sleepers with a £1,000 fine

A London council has stepped back from threatening rough sleepers with a £1,000 fine following widespread criticism, a pet...

 
  June 4th 2015

Rough sleepers risk a £1,000 fine if they bed down in parts of Hackney

Rough sleepers risk a £1,000 fine if they bed down in parts of Hackney, since the east London borough became the first use...

 
  February 7th 2015

New exhibition of homelessness in London shows how little some things have changed

A new exhibition at London's Geffrye Museum is set to shine light on the hidden lives of homeless people who lived in the capita...

 
  October 7th 2014

Drug charities have “serious concerns” following reports that heroin and morphine deaths  rose by almost a third ast year

Drug charities have expressed “serious concerns” following reports that drug poisoning deaths involving heroin and m...

 
  September 1st 2014

LAs should not place homeless young careleavers in bed and breakfast accommodation, says a parliamentary report.

Local authorities should be banned from placing homeless young people leaving care in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation,...

 
  July 10th 2014

Midfielder Fara Williams kept her homelessness secret from team-mates

One of England’s leading footballers has revealed that she was homeless for six years while getting started in the game. ...

 
  June 4th 2014

“It's been amazing, the best 24 hours of my life.”

A daughter and her father have been reunited 36 years after he went missing, when someone who had met him in a London homeless s...

 
  May 12th 2014

Soup kitchen wins a legal victory in battle against eviction from Walthmstow town centre

A soup kitchen serving hot meals to homeless people has won a legal victory in a long-running battle against eviction from a tow...

 
  April 5th 2014

Some formerly homeless people are living in shocking conditions

Large proportions of formerly homeless people are living in dangerous and unhealthy accommodation, where they struggle with damp...

 
  March 13th 2014

This year’s wet and cold winter is driving rough sleepers to put their lives at risk

This year’s wet and cold winter is driving rough sleepers to put their lives at risk by sleeping in bins, new research sho...

 
  February 10th 2014

New scheme will help homeless people struggling with poor mental health and trouble with the law

Homeless people struggling with a combination of poor mental health and trouble with the law could be helped by a new scheme whi...

 
  February 10th 2014

Councils urged to be more “transparent” about the homeless families

Councils have been urged to be more “transparent” about the homeless families who have been moved away from their Lo...

 
  December 5th 2013

Despite its critics, rough sleeping precention scheme goes national

  Thirty homelessness projects across England have received a total of £3.5m in funding as part of the government&rs...

 
  October 10th 2013

More than a third of the homeless households who ask the government for help to find somewhere to live are being turned away, new statistics show

More than a third of the homeless households who ask the government for help to find somewhere to live are being turned away, ne...

 
  September 7th 2013

Public outcry about shoplifters leads to policy review

  A scheme to give food vouchers to shoplifters has been suspended after a public outcry this month. Police in Stoke-on-T...

 
  June 28th 2013

Organisers deny Waltham Forest Council claims that their soup run causes antisocial behaviour

  A row over a soup kitchen in Walthamstow, north-east London, is on hold pending a judicial review of the council’s...

 
  May 20th 2013

A rough sleeper has died after the shed where he was sheltering caught fire

A rough sleeper has died after the shed where he was sheltering caught fire – possibly caused by an electric heater he had...

 
  April 12th 2013

Homeless man died of hypothermia because of legislation, say campaigners

  The death of a homeless man on the doorstep of an empty home (pictured) has been blamed on new anti-squatting legislatio...

 
  March 21st 2013

A homeless man has been jailed for 15 weeks for taking shelter in a derelict building

  A homeless man has been jailed for 15 weeks for taking shelter in a derelict building after being convicted of squatting...

 
  February 5th 2013

As the Met launches an investigation following complaints, we ask for readers‘ experiences

  An investigation has been launched into the use of stop and search powers by the Metropolitan Police following complaint...

 
  December 11th 2012

Coubncils move their homeless residents to Great Yarmouth, Newcastle, Maidstone, Southampton, Portsmouth...

  Thousands of homeless families are set to be moved out of London into temporary accommodation outside the capital &ndash...

 
  November 4th 2012

First person jailed under this autumn’s new anti-squatting legislation

A 21-year-old man has become the first person to be jailed under new anti-squatting legislation that was introduced on the fir...

 
  July 18th 2012

Four members of Irish traveller family jailed for exploiting vulnerable men

  Four members of a family of Irish travellers who “brutally manipulated and exploited” homeless men by forcin...

 
  May 11th 2012

Suicide of Tampa Epoch’s founder leaves paper’s future in doubt

  A man who created a newspaper to be sold by homeless and destitute people to protect them from harsh new laws against be...

 
  May 11th 2012

Belongings left on cliff top trigger rescue efforts...

  A homeless man sparked a search of a Cornish coast after leaving his belongings on a cliff top, raising fears that someo...

 
  April 10th 2012

An 18-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a homeless man in Cambridge in June 2011

  An 18-year-old man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a homeless man in Cambridge last June....

 
  April 10th 2012

Robert De Niro posed as a homeless man while preparing to play a rough sleeper in his latest film

  Robert De Niro posed as a homeless man while preparing to play a rough sleeper in his latest film, Being Flynn. The acto...

 
  March 7th 2012

Homeless people describe their experiences at an Occupy protest camp in front of St Paul’s Cathedral

  Rough sleepers and other homeless people have described their experiences of living on the streets, as sofa-surfers or i...

 
  February 11th 2012

Homeless south London families could be asked to move hundreds of miles

  Homeless families from south London could be asked to move hundreds of miles north, following a surge in demand for temp...

 
  February 11th 2012

New initiative for people recovering from serious illness offers a place to convalesce

  A new charity plans to offer homeless people from the UK a chance to spend time in Spain - especially while recovering f...

 
  December 10th 2011

Hard-hitting series highlights a million empty houses

  Two rough sleepers are being given the chance to renovate and move into a house which had been sitting empty for years a...

 
  December 10th 2011

Centrepoint and union reach agreement

  Staff at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint called off a series of strikes planned for November after agreeing to a ...

 
  December 10th 2011

 The problem was drink and drugs, not homelessness, says vicar

  A London church whose churchyard has been used by rough sleepers for years has put up signs banning “loitering&rdq...

 
  November 8th 2011

 The government pushes to criminalise squatting

  Squatting in empty houses will become a crime if new proposals put forward by the government are passed by Parliament, d...

 
 

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