Month: January 2017

Homelessness Reduction Bill Moves Closer to Law

Today, the Homelessness Reduction Bill, a private member’s bill put forward by Conservative MP Bob Blackman, passed its crucial third reading. The bill’s passages follows official figures from the Department of Communities and Local Government which show that the total number of rough sleepers on any given night in 2016 rose to 4,134, a 16% …

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George Orwell’s “Down & Out in London & Paris” captures the plight of Britain’s homeless in 2017

This January marked 84 years since George Orwell published “Down & Out on the Streets of London & Paris”. Former rough sleeper, and homelessness charity chief executive, Andrew Faris, explains the quotes which ring true today. “The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire …

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