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The papal almoner is urging parishes with large numbers of homeless people to install their own showers (Photo: PA)

Papal almoner says showers will be put into public loos in St Peter’s Square

Welfare reform and the cumulative impact of cuts have led to an increase in homelessness (Photo: PA)

Government policies are putting the very fabric of our society at risk, argues Cathy Corcoran

A man stands beside a bed at a centre for the homeless (PA)

My tough manifesto for ending poverty

Big Issue founder John Bird says his harsh early life taught him that many things done for the needy just keep people poor