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Among the many consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been the tragic rise in incidences of domestic abuse across the UK, as demonstrated by the sharp growth in calls and visits to the website of the national domestic abuse helpline. In Southwark there has been a 68% increase in the most serious domestic abuse cases since the start of lockdown.


07/07/2020

This week I had the pleasure of chairing Crisis’ first virtual Parliamentary event to launch the Home for All campaign, which calls on the UK Government to bring forward emergency legislation to ensure that everyone has a safe and secure home in this pandemic.


02/07/2020

For everyone the last months have changed our lives in ways we would never have expected. As a he...


30/06/2020

Last week the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) met to review a revised set o...


24/06/2020

For so many of us, these past few months have meant spending more time at home than we ever have...


22/06/2020

I blogged before on our In This Together Fund where we have now funded 215 local charities across...


18/06/2020

Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, and Beth Watts use the example of rising homelessness in England to illustrate the argument that localist policymaking has an intrinsic tendency to disadvantage socially marginalised groups.


16/06/2020

The Scottish Government’s Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, asked me to reconvene the Homeless...


05/06/2020

Just under two years ago a small group of people finished their work as the Homelessness & Ro...


04/06/2020

All 13 members of the Action Group give a joint statement and update on the final meeting of the group.


29/05/2020