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  September 26th 2009

‘Sofa surfing‘ gets a makeover and becomes the ‘couch surfing‘ movement

"Sofa surfing" is a modern social definition to describe those who live by bedding down on friend's floors or furniture, but now...

 
  September 26th 2009

After a decade in his faithful bus shelter, Peterborough‘s best known rough sleeper has moved on...

This could be the last time we report on the adventures of 'Nobby the Tramp,' mainly because Nobby's not homeless any more. T...

 
  July 11th 2009

The first of four planned coffee shops offers rough sleepers a route back to work

There's no shortage of coffee houses in Soho, but a new addition serves more than fancy moccacinos. Café Arlington is...

 
  May 23rd 2009

A tale of bus shelters, hooliganism and double glazing

Stories about Nobby, a rough sleeper in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, have gripped readers of the Peterborough Herald & Post, and ...

 
  May 23rd 2009

Webber Street cannot yet fill the gap left by NLDC in terms of either staffing levels or funding

With the closure of the North Lambeth Day Centre (NLDC) in November last year, the pressure on services at Webber Street has inc...

 
  May 23rd 2009

With a surname like Goodfellow is it any wonder that this nice chap started his design career with a foldaway bed aimed at rough sleepers?

Some say Tom Goodfellow scored an own goal in design terms, but with a surname like Goodfellow is it any wonder that this nice c...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Homeless blogging celebrity now Anya Peters has a book deal

Nobody knew her real name, let alone what she looked like, but Wandering Scribe has a network of friends all over the globe and ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Project offers a ‘stopover‘ for people returning to long-term accommodation

Two Steps is an innovative housing programme set up by Hope, a charity that works with socially excluded people in the UK and ov...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Price Charles pledges his support homeless ex-servicemen after a recent tour of London hostels

Project Compass, a charity dedicated to helping ex-forces homeless people find jobs, is a unique partnership between the Ministr...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Business in the Community calls on businesses to support employment schemes and help beat homelessness

It seems that there has never been a greater drive to help the homeless across the country return to full time employment. No...

 
  May 21st 2009

In the world of contemporary art, ‘outsider‘ takes on a more positive connotation

Nobody likes to be labelled an outsider, but in the world of contemporary art, the word takes on a more positive connotation. ...

 
  May 21st 2009

Thames Reach Bondway aims for at least 10 per cent of its workforce to be former homeless people

In April last year, Thames Reach Bondway (TRB) announced plans to employ the very people it was set up to help by developing a s...

 
  May 21st 2009

This year‘s Homeless World Cup will double in size as 48 nations unite behind the goal of kicking out poverty

If there is a massive football-shaped hole in your life following the conclusion of the World Cup final on 9th July, then this m...

 
  May 19th 2009

Embankment bye-laws are enforced - even for courting couples

Last week saw the start of a two-week after-dark operation to clear the parks and gardens on Embankment, an area with a long his...

 
  May 19th 2009

It‘s Christmas, and many readers are heading for Crisis‘s six centres

More than 1,300 homeless and vulnerably-housed people are expected to flock to one of the six Crisis Open Christmas (COC) shelte...

 
 

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