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Jane has written for the Pavement since 2012. She studied journalism and works as a press officer. Jane has been based in London for about eight years and loves the city's parks, galleries and open spaces.

 
  April 20th 2017

Thousands of young people are facing life on the streets in coming months if new restrictions on housing benefit go ahead.

Thousands of young people are facing life on the streets in coming months if new restrictions on housing benefit go ahead. Unde...

 
  April 20th 2017

A London soup kitchen that serves three-course meals every night has to move out by 31 May

A London soup kitchen that has been serving up hot meals to homeless and vulnerable people for more than 25 years is being made ...

 
  February 2nd 2017

Almost eight out of 10 people sleeping on the street have suffered violence, abuse or anti-social behaviour in the past year

New research shows that people sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence and 15 ti...

 
  October 6th 2016

Jane Evans finds the 240 Project is not just discovering talent – it's helping people turn their lives around.

The 240 Project in west London is more than an arts space – it’s a place where people come to be heard and seen, to ...

 
  March 15th 2016

Getting back to paid work is a hard road but it can pay off

Getting back to paid work is a hard road but it can pay off. Peter Whitnall had a flat and a job of 26 years. But when his empl...

 
  November 2nd 2015

The Choir with No Name are at the top of their game, with a gig planned at the Royal Festival Hall this Christmas.

“You meet a fine class of rebel at these places,” says Maryanne about the Choir with No Name rehearsals. Maryanne Pe...

 
  September 10th 2015

A lorry driver is worried about the risk homeless people are taking.

A bin lorry driver has come forward with his worries about the risk homeless people are taking by sleeping in bins. Jeff Gridle...

 
  July 30th 2015

Artists reclaim public space with kindness and matresses

"Nothing says "keep out” to a person more than rows of sharpened buttplugs laid out to stop people from enjoying o...

 
  July 6th 2015

Centrepoint's Youth Parliament is helping young homeless people speak up

A little over a year ago, Aimee MacDonald had no interest in politics. But other residents at the Centrepoint hostel where she l...

 
  May 5th 2015

Volunteering at the Restoration Station was a key part of Steve’s recovery

It was Steve’s drugs counsellor who referred him to the Restoration Station. It was something that immediately felt right....

 
  April 8th 2015

On 7 May, you have a chance to have your say on which political party should hold the reins. We find out what they say on the issues that matter.

It’s hard to believe, but only three per cent of 1,000 people interviewed last autumn by opinion researchers Ipsos MORI ag...

 
  March 2nd 2015

Providence Row's kitchen goes down a storm with its users

As Darren talks about his work in the Providence Row’s kitchen, carried out under the sharp eyes of a local expert chef, y...

 
  December 3rd 2014

Almost a fifth of young people in the UK have slept rough in the past year

Shocking new figures show that almost a fifth of young people in the UK have slept rough in the past year. The poll was commiss...

 
  September 1st 2014

Charity Commission investigate concerns about Hackney councillor

The Charity Commission is investigating concerns about the conduct of Hackney's ceremonial mayor, Cllr Michael Desmond, after al...

 
  July 10th 2014

'Anti-homeless' spikes create outrage

Public outcry ensued when anti-homeless studs were identified outside a block of flats in Southwark, a Tesco on Regent Street an...

 
  April 5th 2014

Fewer people are asking for help with homelessness – and even fewer getting such help.

New government data shows that fewer people are asking for help with homelessness, but even fewer are also being granted such he...

 
  December 5th 2013

Two homeless men became a sensation last month when they advertised their job hunt via social media

Two homeless men became a Twitter sensation last month when they advertised their job hunt via Twitter, with the help of a kind ...

 
  October 10th 2013

From life on the streets to a modelling contract...

  Lauren Lambert’s 6 foot two frame has helped lift her from life on the streets to a future that promises fame, for...

 
  June 29th 2013

Ed Denst was inspired by the charity of others to pay it forward to the church that  helped him

  A rough sleeper has saved up $250 (£165) in spare change and donated it to the Society of St Vincent de Paul Counc...

 
  June 29th 2013

A college project has morphed into a social enterprise that employs 13 women with experience of homelessness

  College grad makes coats, jobs and prospects for homeless In the beginning the idea was to produce a coat that provided...

 
  May 20th 2013

Police advise rough sleepers to stay in groups and in relatively public places for their own safety

Two street drinkers have been charged with the brutal murder of homeless man Lea Williams in Hove, Sussex. Michael Clark, 51, a...

 
  April 12th 2013


  Police are no closer to finding the murderer of rough sleeper Lea Williams (pictured). Mr Williams suffered fatal injur...

 
  April 12th 2013

Man who stamped on woman‘s face gets suspended sentence

  A musician who kicked and stomped on the head of a Bristol rough sleeper, has been sentenced with a suspended jail term....

 
  March 21st 2013

Lea Williams, 42, was discovered beneath a duvet on 11 February

  A rough sleeper has been found beaten to death on the seafront at Hove. Lea Williams, 42, was discovered beneath a duve...

 
  March 21st 2013

Crisis warns of further increases following benefit reforms

  Local council figures report a six per cent rise in rough sleeping in England. This is in addition to the 23 per cent in...

 
  December 11th 2012


  Homeless and formerly homeless people who died in London during the last year were remembered in a service at St Martin-...

 
  November 4th 2012

One fatality and three injured, and one man arrested on suspicion

  A fire at a squat on Lower Clapton Road has claimed the life of Polish national Kzysztof Waleczek. The police and London...

 
  November 4th 2012

An eviction, a fire and a big new fence for San Fransisco’s ‘Caltrain’

San Franciscan officials and the US army evicted 50 homeless people from their Caltrain tent city on 28 August, reducing the s...

 
  July 25th 2012

The founders of Canada‘s supervised injection site talk to The Pavement

  It is legal to shoot heroin, and all other outlawed drugs, within a 1,000 square foot area of Vancouver, Canada. The peo...

 
  June 16th 2012

 A homeless American’s death at the hands of the police

  Kelly Thomas died five days after an encounter with the South Californian police. Two officers now stand charged with ki...

 
  April 10th 2012

We talk to Emmaus’s new trustee, who has a past on the street

  Chris Briggs (pictured), who was street homeless in London for eight months, has been unanimously voted onto the board o...

 
 

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