Rough Sleeping

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?
Rough sleeping

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?

The almost 200-year-old law that makes it a criminal offence to sleep rough in England and Wales has finally been repealed – for now.

Rough sleeping in London down by a quarter in the last year
Rough sleeping

Rough sleeping in London down by a quarter in the last year

London Mayor Sadiq Khan warns cost of living crisis ‘threatens to reverse hard-won gains’.

Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws
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Government faces rebellion after backtracking on plans to scrap Vagrancy Act laws

The controversial act criminalising rough sleeping was repealed in April but the government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill could see its laws make a swift return.

Homelessness charity asks public to stay alert for rough sleepers at risk from heatwave
Heatwave

Homelessness charity asks public to stay alert for rough sleepers at risk from heatwave

Could Eddie Hughes be the minister to end rough sleeping?
Rough sleeping

Could Eddie Hughes be the minister to end rough sleeping?

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‘We can’t say we don’t know how to solve homelessness’: Charity says lockdown success leaves no excuses
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‘We can’t say we don’t know how to solve homelessness’: Charity says lockdown success leaves no excuses

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
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How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?

More people deemed to be ‘living on London’s streets’ than last year
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More people deemed to be ‘living on London’s streets’ than last year

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all
Homelessness

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all

Six lies the far-right tell about homeless people on social media – and why they are wrong
Homelessness

Six lies the far-right tell about homeless people on social media – and why they are wrong

Home Office rough sleeping scheme ‘put people in danger of detention and deportation’
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Home Office rough sleeping scheme ‘put people in danger of detention and deportation’

Rough sleepers are being offered legal advice to protect against ‘misused’ police powers
Rough sleeping

Rough sleepers are being offered legal advice to protect against ‘misused’ police powers

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act
Vagrancy Act

Why the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is the perfect opportunity to axe the Vagrancy Act

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We know how to end rough sleeping – now we must grasp the opportunity to do it
Steve Douglas

We know how to end rough sleeping – now we must grasp the opportunity to do it

The number of people sleeping rough in England falls for the fourth straight year
Rough sleeping

The number of people sleeping rough in England falls for the fourth straight year

Scrapping the Vagrancy Act is just the start – now we must end rough sleeping for good
Layla Moran

Scrapping the Vagrancy Act is just the start – now we must end rough sleeping for good

The ‘archaic’ Vagrancy Act is officially being scrapped after 200 years
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The ‘archaic’ Vagrancy Act is officially being scrapped after 200 years

‘We’re expecting a tidal wave’: Councils fear homelessness will rise by a third
Homelessness

‘We’re expecting a tidal wave’: Councils fear homelessness will rise by a third

Government finally set to repeal ‘obscene’ Vagrancy Act that criminalises homelessness
Rough sleeping

Government finally set to repeal ‘obscene’ Vagrancy Act that criminalises homelessness

Homelessness groups question government plans for more police collaboration
Homelessness

Homelessness groups question government plans for more police collaboration

The number of people living on London’s streets has risen by 20% in a year
Homelessness

The number of people living on London’s streets has risen by 20% in a year

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Brighton manager Graham Potter sleeps rough for homelessness charity as Premier League in spotlight over kit row
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Brighton manager Graham Potter sleeps rough for homelessness charity as Premier League in spotlight over kit row

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else
Housing

EU citizens in Britain are three times more likely to sleep rough than everyone else

Number of people living on the street in London is highest since 2019
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Number of people living on the street in London is highest since 2019

Rishi Sunak said homelessness funding is increasing. It’s actually being cut
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Rishi Sunak said homelessness funding is increasing. It’s actually being cut

Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens
Housing

Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens

London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough
Housing

London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough

Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home
Housing

Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home

Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’
Housing

Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’

Explained: The real cost of homelessness
Housing

Explained: The real cost of homelessness

Arsonist jailed for setting fire to sleeping bags of rough sleepers as they slept
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Arsonist jailed for setting fire to sleeping bags of rough sleepers as they slept

‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned
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‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned

Fury over video showing rough sleepers sprayed with jet washer in Camden
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Fury over video showing rough sleepers sprayed with jet washer in Camden

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