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Jim O’Reilly has been working for the Pavement since December 2007.

 
  June 28th 2013

SLN provides legal advice on the recent anti-squatting law, court support and a 24-hour emergency phone line

New to The List (in London and the West Midlands) in The Pavement this month is the Squatters Legal Network (SLN), a volunteer o...

 
  May 20th 2013

The current clean-up of Waterloo has echoes of the 1998 operation in the Bull Ring

  A joint operation between police, council workers and a group of local businesses, launched at the beginning of March, h...

 
  March 21st 2013

The free college for homeless Londoners has become a huge hit

  A free college for homeless Londoners has become a huge hit – with hundreds of new students joining in recent mont...

 
  February 5th 2013

Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice

  Since 2011, The Pavement has been bringing you updates on the extraordinary Ted Williams – the man with the &lsquo...

 
  December 11th 2012

Fancy living in a refurbished lock-up garage?

  A bold new proposal from the Building Trust could see parking garages turned into prefab flats for the homeless. In a p...

 
  November 4th 2012

Something UK rough sleepers don’t have to cope with...

British cities can be as dangerous as any for the rough sleeper, but at least the wild animals in the UK are limited to pigeon...

 
  April 10th 2012

A new campaign is being launched to fight on-the-spot punishments for offences from leafleting to feeding the ducks

  A new campaign is being launched to fight “pavement injustice” across the UK - the practice of on-the-spot p...

 
  March 7th 2012

Being rescued was just the start of his problems...

  The Rio Grande river in New Mexico, US, is an icon of old cowboy films and stories of the American West. Recently it als...

 
  March 7th 2012

One man killed after fire breaks out at Lakewood, New Jersey, camp

  One man was killed after fire broke out in one of America’s most famous “tent cities” - the latest rem...

 
  March 7th 2012

Romanian woman can claim housing benefit because she is self-employed

  There was tabloid outrage this month after a social security tribunal ruled that a Romanian woman could be given the rig...

 
  February 11th 2012

Ambitious promises in an election year are one thing; following them up is a different problem altogether

  This is set to be a landmark year in the UK - and not just because of the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee. It&rsq...

 
  December 10th 2011

Outrreach workers say there are not enough shelters, according to a new report

  Outreach workers across Britain are seeing a rise in the number of rough sleepers, according to a new report by homeless...

 
  December 10th 2011

American entrepreneur to offer vocational training to 50 unemployed homeless people

  An American entrepreneur is planning to open a luxury hotel in central London staffed by the homeless. Kurt Bredenbeck, ...

 
  November 8th 2011

US man mugged in astonishing circumstances

  A man and a woman in the USA have been charged with robbery after pulling a gun on a homeless man - moments after giving...

 
  November 8th 2011

Thomas Jane lived in a car when he landed in Tinsetown as a teenager

  Thomas Jane, the actor and current star of HBO series Hung, has revealed for the first time that he worked as prostitute...

 
  October 7th 2011

 Detroit design student comes up with a coat-bag for sub-zero nights

  An American design student is hoping that her new invention can help the homeless to get through even the coldest winter...

 
  September 17th 2011

 Ferocious competition to get onto teams and support from Man U for those who succeed

  The last week of August saw the beginning of the ninth annual Homeless World Cup, which kicked off in Paris with a game ...

 
  September 17th 2011

 Clare Bromley’s death was “not suspicious”

  The body of a rough sleeper found in Staffordshire parkland has been identified as Clare Bromley, 40, from Leek. Ms Brom...

 
  July 8th 2011

Sellers will become digital content providers, says John Bird

  Homeless people selling The Big Issue are to be given iPhones in a radical move to turn them into “local reporter...

 
  June 9th 2011

Church has better homeless services after £3m refurbishment project

  The Archbishop of Westminster officially opened St Patrick’s Church, Soho, at the end of May, after the completion...

 
  June 9th 2011

Russell Brand doles out ice cream and LiLo does community service at a shelter

  Russell Brand was spotted on the streets of Los Angeles giving food and drink out to homeless people. The actor, who was...

 
  May 13th 2011

Police hope that DNA can help identify human remains

Bradford police are hoping that DNA profiling can help identify human remains found in a tent close to the town centre at the ...

 
  April 16th 2011

Homeless man evades CCTV and security to live undisturbed

A homeless man has been found living in a makeshift shelter beneath one of the main stands at the home of Premier League footbal...

 
  April 16th 2011

Could have been there for a year, say police

A body discovered in a tent near Bradford city centre could have been there for almost a year, according to local police. The...

 
  April 16th 2011

Victim died of multiple stab wounds

A man has been charged with murder following the death of homeless man Damian Whyte, 33, in Reading at the end of February. Al...

 
  February 11th 2011

Chicago man may have died before he was crushed

An investigation has been launched in the US into the death of a homeless man in Chicago at the end of December. The man, beli...

 
  October 1st 2010

Daily food service will close unless alternative premises can be found

The uncertainty surrounding the future of charity Rhythms of Life (RoL), based in London's Dalston, looks set to continue, with ...

 
  September 9th 2010

Rent hike puts Rhythms of Life International‘s operation in jeopardy

Rhythms of Life International, the charity that runs a year-round soup kitchen in Dalston, east London, faces closure after the ...

 
  September 9th 2010

Up to 200,000 people are at risk of homelessness, says Federation

The coalition government's plans to make cuts in housing benefit may put up to 200,000 people at risk of homelessness, according...

 
  July 4th 2010

Screening of up to 10,000 people per annum under threat

Staff from London's Mobile X-Ray Unit (MXU) have told The Pavement of their concerns over the service's potential closure at the...

 
  July 4th 2010

Homeless People‘s Commission ‘challenging‘ for Thames Reach CEO

London homeless charity Thames Reach's chief executive Jeremy Swain has told The Pavement that his appearance in front of the Ho...

 
  June 7th 2010

Our ongoing investigation into the use, and geographical range, of Dispersal Zones

In the April issue of The Pavement ('In the zone'), we discovered that increasing numbers of rough sleepers were being given Asb...

 
  June 1st 2010

After initially denying week-long bans, the CEO issues a statement explaining their possible use

The Passage has acknowledged that "as a last resort" it is refusing its service on a temporary basis, for some people ...

 
  May 6th 2010

A website encouraging members of the public to attack a homeless man in West London has been mysteriously shut down.

A website encouraging members of the public to attack a homeless man in West London has been mysteriously shut down. Spoonthetr...

 
  April 3rd 2010

Dispersal zones are in use across London, but should they worry you?

Rough sleepers are being issued dispersal notices or Asbos when they congregate within Westminster's Cathedral dispersal zone, ...

 
  April 3rd 2010

Staff training is an important factor, says Homeless Link

 Hostels across London are still making evictions "that could be prevented" despite some rise in standards, accor...

 
  March 5th 2010

A pioneering New York approach to street counts could make UK  counts more accurate

A pioneering programme to check the figures from homeless street counts in New York could make counts in the UK more "accur...

 
  February 4th 2010

We talked to Richard Blakeway, chair of the London Delivery Board

It's not a case of just some cosmetic clearance of the streets." Mayor Boris Johnson established the London Delivery Boar...

 
  February 4th 2010

The Winter Olympics are causing heat for Vancouver‘s homeless

Less than a month before Vancouver is set to host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, authorities in the Canadian city have intensifi...

 
  December 8th 2009

The Council responds

Last issue we printed a letter from Frank Dobson, MP, voicing his concerns about hostel closures in Camden. Mr Dobson described ...

 
  November 13th 2009

Crisis to benefit from Christmas in the Heart

Homeless charity Crisis is hoping to benefit from the release of Bob Dylan's new album, Christmas in the Heart, after the vetera...

 
  November 13th 2009

Humiliating or life-improving?

Therese van Belle was recently crowned the first 'Miss Homeless' in a contest in Belgium, winning a flat with a year's free rent...

 
  October 2nd 2009

Eastern European workers tempted by false promises lose jobs at short notice

Cardiff's city council has reported an increase in the number of migrant workers left homeless and destitute in the city, withou...

 
  October 2nd 2009

It‘s disgraceful and humiliating, says the Red Cross

A new online computer game, Clodogame ('Trampgame' in English) has caused controversy after its release in France for its "humil...

 
  September 28th 2009

We ask who has the right to demand your name and in what circumstances

We ask who has the right to demand your name and in what circumstances In the last issue of The Pavement we printed a letter...

 
  September 28th 2009

Low numbers due to move-ons, say Simon Community

The number of people sleeping rough in Camden has been reduced to "single figures", according to the borough's Safer Streets Tea...

 
  September 27th 2009

Winter shelter takes legal advice and appeals to IPCC

Coordinators at one of the London borough of Camden's winter shelters are appealing to the Independent Police Complaints Commiss...

 
  September 10th 2009

Another police operation targets the homeless in London

Nearly 40 homeless people were arrested in London last month during Operation Loose Change, a joint action between the police, l...

 
  September 10th 2009

Police and politicians call for a crackdown on knife crime in the city

A man from Belfast has appeared in court charged with the murder of his homeless nephew at the beginning of July this year. G...

 
  July 11th 2009

Are the police enforcers of the law or outreach workers?

When the police visit you, is it as enforcers of the law or outreach workers? We discover a wider trend of co-operation that str...

 
  July 11th 2009

Founder Mark Horvath shocked by ‘invisibility‘ of homeless people

A website showing footage of life on Los Angeles' Skid Row, alongside interviews with the city's rough sleepers, has been set up...

 
  June 2nd 2009

Poncho is picking up steam again

Operation Poncho, the controversial practice of washing down areas where people are sleeping in the middle of the night, appears...

 
  May 25th 2009

Archway‘s controlled drinking zone will not give street drinkers access to care and support, say critics

Islington council, London, is to introduce widespread measures to combat street drinking in the Archway and Upper Holloway area....

 
  May 25th 2009

Repossessions put further pressure on local authorities

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has announced that home repossessions in the UK had risen by 54 per cent to 40,000, and is expec...

 
  May 25th 2009

Graham House Hostel‘s daily deliveries of alcohol aim to manages service users‘ addictions

A south London hostel is organising daily deliveries of alcohol straight to the door in a new strategy aimed at dealing with alc...

 
  May 25th 2009

Hopkinson House referral process is under review after a Westminster Substance Misuse Team directive

London-based Hopkinson House has stopped taking referrals as a result of a directive from the Westminster Substance Misuse Team ...

 
 

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