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A rough sleeper camp in Ilford Hill has been burgeoning amid apparent confusion over which local authority should take the lead in addressing it.

More than 50 knives have been surrendered at police deposit boxes after two young people were fatally stabbed in Ilford and Harold Hill.

Redbridge Council has confirmed an Ilford Lane night shelter is not closing its doors this month amid rough sleepers’ fears it might.

A rough sleeper with schizophrenia, who died after falling from an Ilford multi-storey car park, had left his care home in Northern Ireland and had stopped taking medication.

Community groups and kind-hearted passersby are being called on to give their donations directly to rough sleeping charities – rather than at an Ilford homeless camp.

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What year in the world of politics it has been, both on a national level and locally across Redbridge, and the Recorder has asked all of Redbridge’s MPs to give their personal highlights of 2018 - with everything from learning Spanish and finding out Saddam Hussein’s links to Wanstead, to Brexit and the celebration of 100 years of Armistice.

A pioneering homeless hostel being created in Ilford town centre is getting a £2.5million boost from Redbridge Council – enabling it to help more of the borough’s most vulnerable rough sleepers.

Hundreds of people from across the community are volunteering to help the borough’s rough sleepers over Christmas and the New Year.

Rough sleepers will be housed in B&Bs by Redbridge Council this weekend as temperatures hit zero – and you can play an important role in ensuring they find respite.

The latest five-year strategy for ending rough sleeping in the borough has been unveiled.

Wanstead Parish has thrown its support behind a pioneering pop-up hostel which aims to rebuild the lives of the borough’s rough sleepers.

Carolers lit candles to remember those who died homeless in the borough in the past year at a Christmas concert in Ilford town centre.

All rough sleepers in the borough will be offered a bed to sleep in over the Christmas period until a pioneering pop-up hostel is up and running.

A brass band and carol singers will be performing in Ilford town centre to raise money to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.

A row of stitches holding shut Kevin’s* stomach had burst open when he arrived at the door of nurse Stephanie O’Leary’s clinic for rough sleepers in Ilford.

A charity fears the latest official rough sleeping statistics – showing a dramatic reduction from 65 to 26 people – does not give a true reflection of the crisis in the borough.

An Ilford business owner has pledged £3,000 towards a campaign to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.

Frank Charles has been handing out breakfast to rough sleepers in the car park of Redbridge Council’s Lynton House building every Friday for more than a year.

Housing and homelessness undersecretary Heather Wheeler was asked to take action to help rough sleepers who cannot access government support due to their immigration status during her visit to the borough yesterday, November 7.

Ten people have died homeless since October last year – six of them from India, stranded on the streets of Ilford.

Sodhi Singh died at the King George Hospital on Saturday, November 3. He is the tenth person known to have died homeless in Redbridge since October last year.

Unforeseen costs have delayed the creation of a pioneering “pop-up” homeless hostel in Ilford.

A 61-year-old homeless dad trying to return to India but stuck without documentation, found dead on Redbridge Council’s doorstep.

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