No one turned away – Sign our petition
It is shocking that in the UK in 2011 a single homeless person can approach their council for help and still be turned away to sleep on the streets. Under the existing law single people are not usually considered a priority for housing and although they should get meaningful advice and assistance too often this doesn’t happen.
As the first place that many turn, councils are in a unique position to assist people out of homelessness. When they fail to do so, those in need of help can be left with nowhere to go and can quickly spiral deeper into homelessness, costing individuals and the state dear. With homelessness rising, we need action now.
As Crisis at Christmas prepares to open its doors for the 40th time, there is a historic opportunity to make the reforms that single homeless people need so that no one is turned away.
Add your voice to our campaign by signing this petition:
“40 years after the first Crisis at Christmas, there is a historic opportunity to make the reforms that single homeless people need. We the undersigned demand that:
The Government strengthens the law so that no one is forced to sleep rough.
All single homeless people have the right to receive written advice, real assistance and emergency accommodation when they need it.”
Please help us demand action by filling in your details so we can add your name to our petition:
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION : http://tinyurl.com/crisis-nooneturnedaway
Thanks to the support of our e-campaigners and the bravery of many of our homeless clients, Crisis has achieved some key campaign successes in the last few years. Add your voice to our current campaigns and together we can achieve even more for single homeless people.
Add your voice to our campaigns
No one turned away
The Government should strengthen the law so that no one is forced to sleep rough.
Housing benefit cuts
Your last chance to oppose cut that will cause homelessness.
Don’t criminalise squatting
4 out of 10 single homeless people have squatted. Don’t let the Government criminalise them.
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- Housing benefit cuts: young people face a homelessness ‘perfect storm’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Increase of Homeless Households (europeancourage.wordpress.com)
- Homelessness (socyberty.com)