I started coming to the Crisis women’s group. Getting up, getting dressed, coming to a group, meeting other people – it made a massive difference. When you haven’t been working and haven’t been studying or been doing anything academic – it’s amazing the things that you lose. Crisis has given me so much strength and I believe in myself. I’ve never believed in myself. I tell everyone: “Go to Crisis”. I carry the timetables in my bag and hand them out – because I know it works. Malindie, Coventry
Government figures out today show there were 77,240 households in temporary accommodation on 31 March this year, an increase of 8% compared to the same time last year. The total number of households in temporary accommodation has now risen by 51% since 2010.
Michael Tuohy, the longest-serving volunteer at Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, has received the BEM, the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017 revealed.
Today, Kate Farrell, Director of Crisis Skylight Merseyside, has been announced as an independent homelessness advisor to Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham.