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About us

We are the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

What we do

We work directly with thousands of homeless people every year. We provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. We offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How we help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. It could be with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and wellbeing. We use research to find out how best to improve our services, but also to find wider solutions to homelessness. Together with homeless people and Crisis supporters, we campaign for the changes needed to end homelessness for good.
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Our history

We were founded in 1967, amidst growing realisation of the extent of the homelessness crisis across the UK.

Politicians, homelessness groups and social activists came together to mobilise support for homeless people and campaign for an end to the scandal. 

Crisis was never intended to be in existence for this long. 

We don't intend to be in existence in 50 years' time. 

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Our impact

Our people

Our people

Crisis is led by a group of Trustees and a Chief Executive, supported by...


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Our celebrities

We are grateful to have a range of high profile supporters.


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Jobs at Crisis

We are all committed to ensuring every homeless person has the support and opportunities they need to fulfil their potential. Everyone who works at Crisis is joined in the belief that we can end homelessness. If you share our drive to end homelessness, then have a look at our current vacancies
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Latest news

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.


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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.


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Today, Kate Farrell, Director of Crisis Skylight Merseyside, has been announced as an independent homelessness advisor to Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham.


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