Press releases

Here is a list of our most recent press releases:

Housing Shortage Making it Harder to Leave Homelessness Behind

24 April 2014 - A new report published today, has found amongst its key findings that a lack of affordable accommodation is leading to the ‘silting up’ of many homeless services. According to the survey of 459 homeless agencies: On average 32% of...

Arts project celebrates the transformative powers of creative opportunities for homeless people.

11 April 2014 - A report launched today by umbrella body Homeless Link celebrates the value of creative activities for people who are homeless and makes the case for continued investment in arts projects.  Get Creative: Art for All evidences the benefits of...

MPs call for action on housing welfare reforms

2 April 2014 - Published today, a Work and Pensions Committee report recognises the damage that reforms to housing support are causing to some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. Support for housing costs in the reformed welfare system, approved by...

Homelessness projects given £250k Future Ready boost

13 March 2014 - Innovative projects across England have this week been awarded up to £25k each to help ensure they can face future challenges in the sector and continue tackling homelessness. Grants totalling £247,250 have been allocated to 12 projects...

Greater prevention needed as more households facing homelessness are turned down for help

6 March 2014 - HOMELESS LINK CALLS FOR MORE ACTION TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS. Published today, the latest figures from the Government show a 5% year on year fall in the number of applications to councils for help with homelessness. However, of the 28,020 applications...

DWP proposes new definition of exempt accommodation

3 March 2014 - The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has put proposals to the independent Social Security Advisory Committee and the local authority associations that would exclude benefit paid to cover housing costs in most supported housing from being:...

Coordinated services for multiple needs: Saving money and improving lives

17 February 2014 - A coalition of leading charities has today published evidence that coordinated interventions for individuals with multiple needs can improve wellbeing and significantly reduce the overall cost of service use. These findings come from a two year study...

Rough Sleeping Initiative Helps People Off The Streets Sooner

13 February 2014 - A new report on a government-funded initiative shows that around 7 in 10 (67%) rough sleepers across England are now helped off the streets the day they are found, and nearly 8 in 10 (78%) do not return after receiving help. No Second Night Out...

Coalition of charities welcomes £112m investment to tackle multiple needs

12 February 2014 - Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM), the national coalition of Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind, has today welcomed the launch of the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with multiple needs initiative.  The £...

Nearly Half Of Under 25s Become Homeless Because Parents Are No Longer Willing To House Them

27 January 2014 - With new research indicating that around 4 in 10 young people become homeless because their parents are no longer willing to house them, umbrella body Homeless Link has reiterated its concerns about the proposal to restrict Housing Benefit for under-25...