Solidarity Not Charity
The Bureau of Investigative Journalists logged 799 people who died homeless across the UK in the last 18 months.
We have 367 where we can name them.
61 where we agreed to anonymise
And 327 where we don’t know the name.
Hundreds of people have died homeless across the UK in the last year. Every single one is a death too many.
Charities, community groups, the Mayor of London and local councils are coming together to open an innovative new winter night shelter to help people with nowhere to sleep in Camden and Islington this winter, with the opening of The Glass House: a ‘liminal’ space project.
The project will be run for three months in a disused factory building in Islington after a private owner offered the property to community groups to help people experiencing homelessness.
After another needless tragic ‘homeless’ death on the streets of #Camden, just how many deaths is it going to take before a local emergency is recognised & dealt with?
A range of Winter Shelters (or cold weather shelters) operate in London each winter. Some open just for a week over Christmas, others are open for several months. They vary in size from about 10 to 30-40 spaces, although Crisis at Christmas accommodates several hundred people.
The names of homeless and formerly homeless people, who have died over the last year in London, will be remembered at the annual service of commemoration at St Martin-in-the-Fields on:
Please download the poster to circulate to colleagues or print out for your notice boards.
On behalf of ourselves, Sarah (Islington Council) and Sophie (Haringey Council), and the team from Streets Kitchen, we want to say a massive thank you to all of the volunteers and agencies who came out to support Streets Fest! What an absolutely fantastic day was had by all! We had over 40 agencies attending, provided refreshments to 300 people, gave over 60 people showers, 40 people haircuts, Read More
Streets Kitchen, Haringey Council and Islington Council are working in collaboration to host ‘Streets Fest’ in Finsbury Park on Monday 10th September 2018 from 2-8pm – bringing together all essential services for the homeless…