Private rent debts double during pandemic, new figures reveal

The proportion of private renters in arrears in England has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic according to new UK Government data.

Published 14 October 2021

Crisis employs VR to teach young people about homelessness

The UK’s national homelessness charity Crisis is using virtual reality (VR) to teach young people about homelessness.

Published 6 October 2021

Worst forms of homelessness 'less common in Scotland than England'

Rates of the worst forms of homelessness are significantly lower in Scotland than in England, new research from Heriot-Watt University has found.

Published 29 September 2021

First cohort of investments unveiled by homelessness charity Crisis

Two innovative, housing-related start-ups are the first companies to be invested in, and supported by, the Venture Studio from Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

Published 16 September 2021

England: Over 135,000 homeless households have support needs

More than 135,000 of the households in England who experienced or were at risk of homelessness during much of the pandemic also had other support needs, new UK Government statistics have revealed.

Published 10 September 2021

England: Everyone In scheme risks trapping more than 9,000 people in homelessness

Over 9,000 people with the most serious support needs, such as trauma, physical and mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependencies, are at risk of being trapped in a cycle of homelessness because there aren’t enough Housing First programmes available in England to support them into a permanent home, the homelessness charity Crisis has warned in a new report published today.

Published 8 September 2021

Crisis CEO Jon Sparkes to leave at the end of the year

Crisis has announced that after seven successful years, Jon Sparkes is set to move on to a new role as CEO at Unicef UK.

Published 26 August 2021

UK Government urged to scrap law criminalising rough sleeping

Cross-party MPs and national homelessness charity Crisis are today urging the UK Government to scrap the law that criminalises rough sleeping, six months after housing secretary Robert Jenrick said it should be “consigned to history”. 

Published 25 August 2021

Pre-eviction protocols among temporary coronavirus measures which could be made permanent

A public consultation has been launched as the Scottish Government considers keeping some temporary provisions made under Scottish and UK coronavirus legislation including pre-eviction protocols relating to rent arrears in the private rented sector.

Published 18 August 2021

Housing groups issue warning over impact of benefit cuts on renters

The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.

Published 17 August 2021

Statistics reveal a 153% increase in UK households hit by benefit cap

Yesterday, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released the latest experimental statistics on how many households have had their benefits capped between April 2013 and February 2021.

Published 23 June 2021

New approaches help Edinburgh prevent more than 300 cases of homelessness

More than 300 households living in the private rented sector have been prevented from becoming homeless in just over a year thanks to the help of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Private Rented Service (PRS) Team.

Published 15 June 2021

UK: Victims of modern slavery missing out on vital support and left facing homelessness

Current UK Government support for people experiencing modern slavery is leaving many victims without a safe home, facing life on the streets with no way out and at risk of further exploitation, a new research report led by homeless charity Crisis has shown.

Published 1 June 2021

Urgent legislation required to prevent homelessness, warns Crisis

Crisis has urged MSPs from across the political spectrum to work together, to make this the parliament of prevention and help end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 27 May 2021

Charities condemn UK plans to remove rough sleepers

Plans that make rough sleeping grounds for cancelling someone’s right to remain in the UK are inhumane and could put people experiencing homelessness at greater risk, 60 expert organisations have warned. 

Published 7 May 2021