Homelessness in the United Kingdom

12 months under cover for the homeless who want to change

2016.11.24

It has already been renamed the homeless village. Consisting of a score of eco-friendly wooden houses, with all comforts, at the gates of Edinburgh, it will soon offer temporary accommodation to the homeless who ...

“Robin-hood of internet” helps the homeless

2016.08.10

It is the first robot-lawyer in the world and it gives legal advice to the homeless. DoNotPay is its name and it is in technical terms a chatbot, a computer program that has been designed to converse with ...

Among the homeless, heroin is mostly used by women

2015.08.05

Contrary to what one would think, the percentage of homeless women who use hard drugs is greater than that of homeless males. Research conducted in England has revealed that as many as 33% of ...

Soft protest against anti-homeless spikes

2015.07.23

'Space, not spikes' is the slogan of a group of young people who have decided to transform some of London's public spaces – where steel spikes are often placed to deter the homeless from ...

High fines for the homeless in London

2015.06.04

In Hackney, a popular area in north London, the homeless can no longer sleep on the streets or begging. Otherwise you will have to pay a fine ranging from €137 to €1,370. Approved in ...

Free tampons for the homeless in Britain

2015.04.02

A popular public petition in the UK, supported by major British associations involved in helping the homeless, has turned the spotlight on the inhuman condition of homeless women during their menstrual cycle. They lack ...