History of UK Homelessness

Homelessness is the condition and social category of people without a regular house or dwelling because they cannot afford or are otherwise unable to maintain regular, safe, and adequate housing, or lack, "fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The actual legal definition varies from country to country, or among different entities or institutions in the same country or region. Homelessness is a big problem in the UK and specifically London as it has the highest population within the UK per capita, dervied from London News and Homeless Pages.


The term homelessness may also include people whose primary night time residence is in a homeless shelter, in an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. For more information please visit Shelter Org Charity UK. We also support Shelter England and Crisis UK.

Government accused of 'covering tracks' on homelessness

The Government has been accused of "covering its tracks" on homelessness after it announced a £20m cash pledge to support the national roll-out of the ‘No Second Night Out’ project.