Donate

Please help us to help more homeless people by setting up a monthly direct debit.
 
 

the Pavement relies on donations and volunteering from individuals and companies...

 
the Pavement supporters at justgiving.com
 
 
 

current issue

 
 

London edition (PDF 472KB)

 

Scottish edition (PDF 476KB)

 
 
 
 

Recent tweets

 
 

Stop the scandal

 
December 7th 2016
 

St Mungo’s released the second phase of their Stop the Scandal campaign this week. It forms part of their investigation into mental health and rough sleeping in the UK.

The report finds that mental health services in a third of UK areas with 10 or more rough sleepers are not adequately provisioned.

“People who sleep rough with mental health problems are 50 per cent more likely to get stuck on the streets,” say St Mungo’s.

Nights are getting longer and it’s even more dangerous to be on the streets. The number of people sleeping rough in England has more than doubled since 2010. The figure stood at more than 3,500 on any given night in autumn 2015.

Mental health is a pressing issue for homeless people and the figures show that 40 per cent of rough sleepers have a mental health problem. Those with a mental health problem experience even more difficulties if they are forced to sleep on the street.

“Out of the clients we spoke to, many had mental problems when they found themselves on the streets, and most told us that their mental health got worse as a result of sleeping rough.”

Eight of the 21 people interviewed for the report could relate a time they had attempted or considered suicide. Even more shockingly, 129 people who were seen sleeping rough in London between April 2010 and March 2016 died within the same year they were seen on the street.

People with mental health problems often fall through the gaps in legislation and local services. Specialist mental health services can provide effective treatment and support for people sleeping rough.

The report dives into 5 principles that can transform services St Mungo’s have learned from people with lived experience of sleeping rough.

 
 
 

 

Contents

New arrivals hit the streets

Soup Run Forum

Web only: Emergency Islington shelter remains open during sub-zero temperatures

Chairman of the board

Rest in peace - in memory of lost friends

Prince poses

Starter pack boost

Wearing a jacket to beg?

Teens found guilty of killing Ralph Millward

The Passage withdraws service "as a last resort"

New learning centre for Glasgow

iHobo game causes controversy

Auckland extends ban on rough sleepers

Homeless interrogation

Affordable housing development opens in Edinburgh

Who decides?

Credit unions

New counts are optional

Nobby on stage

I will never forget you, my people

London homeless services in limbo over ?Ǭ£3.28m cuts

Disused night shelter re-opened for winter months

Coventry Cyrenians forced to cut services

London hub success for new rough sleepers

Crisis Skylight in Birmingham - a year on

Residents look ahead to staff upheaval

Midland Heart report

Labour call for hefty council tax levy on empty homes

Stik pic for the American Church

Lottery grant means new opportunities

Mungo?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s launches women?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s campaign

Homeless people forced into slavery

Homeless couple marry in Australia

Number of homeless in Southend underestimated

Basic banking for all

NSNO expands into west London

Scottish homeless applications drop by 19 per cent

Miami cannibal

Invisible People film UK homeless

The demilitarised zone in North America’s drug war

2012 - the year of the right to permanent accommodation in Scotland?

Crisis at Christmas

The Pavement is recruiting

Rough sleeper donates $250 to charity

Food voucher scheme scrapped

Commemorating friends and companions

Human rights for all

First person: Gemskii on regaining control of her life

The shades come off

Upfront: spikes

Comment: Spikes are the least of your worries

Opinion: All up in smoke?

Heartbreak Hotel, episode 4.

The Pied Piper of Housing

March for the Homeless

Being homeless doesn't mean you can't vote on May 7

The vulnerability ruling

The Queen’s speech

Criminalising homelessness

116-bed hostel for young homeless to close in Southwark

Sponsor a bed and rebuild a life

Hipsters neutralise anti-homeless spikes

What the Brexit will happen now?

Anti-homelessness protesters threatened with eviction, jail by Manchester city council

Showing our impact

Rebirth

The birth of the North Gower Action Group

A pianist, an artist, a dog called George and a new homeless app

Living water

Midwinter blues?

Councils back change in law to tackle rising homelessness

Having problems with your JSA?

Mayoral hustings on homelessness

Skippering

A major step in reducing homelessness?

Liverpool Police homeless curb beggars belief

Charity begins at home?

Legal aid charade

Surviving the streets – by those who've done it

Stop the scandal

Glasgow homeless services at risk

 

Back Issues

 
 
 
 
 
 
© Copyright 2009-2014 The Pavement. Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656 Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760 ISSN (online) 1757-0484