Blogs

News and opinion from Homeless Link and across the sector. If you have a story you'd like to share with us, please get in touch. Views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of Homeless Link.

Work placements provide valuable work experience, a boost to the CV, self-esteem and, sometimes, a direct route into employment. There are many...
One of the central tenets of democracy is that all people should have a say in everything that affects their lives, regardless of gender, age or...
Thanks to public action to help tackle rough sleeping,  StreetLink was able to make a real difference.  Here is a snapshot of...
When I first began my work on Get Creative: Arts for All, I found myself questioning the value of the project.  Weren’t there far more...
The proportion of our day to day activities that we carry out online has increased rapidly. We buy online, form relationships online, manage our...
Can you tell us a bit about your background? After leaving residential care on my sixteenth birthday I experienced homelessness, sofa surfing and...
Each year, Homeless Link survey the staff working for our hundreds of charity members to find out their top concerns and what we can do to better...
“It’s unclear what is new, what has been modified and what is just clarification of existing arrangements.” These were the...
Influencing your local councillor, media or partner organisations may seem daunting, but there is no one in a better place to do this than you. You...
With so many changes brought about by welfare reform, it is becoming increasingly challenging for homelessness organisations and the clients they...
Welfare reform has thrown up many challenges but one in particular has cast a long shadow for homeless charities – changes to the way housing...
Last year, our research into the use of benefit sanctions against people experiencing homelessness raised a number of issues about the impact of...