No One Turned Away is calling for every homeless person who approaches their council to get the help they need.

The campaign has made a big step forward. Conservative MP Bob Blackman has tabled a Homelessness Reduction Bill to improve the support that homeless people receive.  

It’s great news but there’s a still a lot to do before this becomes law. We’ll need your help to get MPs of all parties to back this vital change – sign up below to support the campaign.

Resources

No One Turned Away

This report sets out how to reform the homelessness legislation. We are calling on MPs to change the law to ensure that no one is turned away when they approach their local authority for help. Our proposals would ensure that homelessness is tackled at a much earlier point, and single people receive a much more robust package of support.

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At What Cost?

Research by the University of York and Crisis uses scenarios based on large scale studies of homeless people to show how intervening to help people when they first become homeless makes good economic sense, saving between £3,000 and £18,000 per person helped.
It’s yet more powerful evidence for our No One Turned Away campaign.

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Eight undercover researchers visited 16 local authorities across England to examine the quality of assistance single homeless people receive from Housing Options and homelessness services.
In over half of the visits (50 out of 87) they received little or no help from local authorities, though in the scenarios they were presenting they had nowhere to stay that evening.

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Nations Apart

This report provides the first ever profile of single homeless people across England, Wales and Scotland. Drawing on interviews with nearly 500 homeless people across 16 local authorities, it shows the reasons people first become homeless and asks what lessons can be learnt from the approaches taken by the different countries.


Homelessness Legislation: an Independent Review

This report, authored by homelessness experts with backgrounds in charities, academia, law and local government, gives clear recommendations of how England’s homelessness legislation can and should be reformed

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News

Latest news about our campaign

Crisis hails 'important step' towards ending homelessness in England

The Government has announced that they will look at legal options to better protect people from homelessness.

Better prevention of homelessness in Wales "sets an example for the rest of the UK"

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by Crisis.

Number of people sleeping rough in London doubles in past five years

In London 7,581 people slept rough over the course of 2014/15 - a 16 per cent rise on the previous year, and more than double the figure of 3,673 in 2009/10.

Landmark Supreme Court ruling for homeless people

Crisis welcomes 'major step' in tackling the injustice faced by many single homeless people in England.

No One Turned Away petition handed in to Parliament

More than 45,000 people have backed Crisis' call for a review of the law in England so that no-one is forced to sleep rough.

Open letter calls for review of homelessness law

Crisis is one of six homelessness charities behind a joint letter to party leaders calling on the next government to review the help available to homeless people.

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BBC's hidden cameras show what happens when single homeless woman asks council for help

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