October 2019

Updates, links, news

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. Booth Centre Trustees Needed Booth Centre are looking to recruit new trustees. Particularly people with personal insight […]

Reading’s Walk-In Health Centre Initiative

Since October 2017, the Museum of Homelessness and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have recorded the deaths of almost 1000 homeless people. From January – June 2019, at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died – an average of one person every 19 hours. When someone is homeless, they are often living chaotic lives. […]

Islington, London’s “Shock to the System”, A Community Response to our homelessness crisis through people’s experiences

To mark World Homeless Week and Homeless Sunday in Islington, London, grass-root organisation Streets Kitchen, amongst others, organised a special event at the iconic Union Chapel. The event ‘Shock to the System’ which received a great turnout, acted as the community response to Islington’s homelessness crisis through people’s experiences. The event was hosted and facilitated […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Homelessness Reduction Board Launch

On October 10, World Homeless Day, people who have been homeless and many people across BCP – statutory, voluntary, the wonderful church and community activities and those in the business sector – gathered to celebrate the launch of the Homelessness Reduction Board. In order to make sustained, positive change, working more effectively by bringing together […]

It Takes a City – A Cambridge Homelessness Partnership and Street Support Network Cambridge Launch Event

Guest blog written by Rachel Briant, It Takes A City Coordinator   On October 10, over 70 people from the community of Cambridge – agencies, local authorities, faith communities, business, educational institutions and people who have been homeless – gathered at the Gonville Hotel to mark World Homeless Day and to celebrate the launch of […]

Cambridge It Takes A City (ITAC) – Action Group Update

Guest blog written by Rachel Briant, It Takes A City Coordinator In November 2018, It Takes A City (ITAC) the Cambridge Homelessness Summit was held where some 150 people from across the community gathered – business leaders, heads of colleges and schools, professional workers, local authorities, support agencies, faith leaders, and those who were sleeping […]

How Joanna Project Gave One Women Hope

This is a great story covered by the Yorkshire Evening Post about Helen (not real name) and how she was helped by the Joanna Project to come out of homelessness and move forward in Life. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/how-leeds-s-joanna-project-gave-one-woman-hope-1-9273626

Big Change Luton

The purpose of Big Change is to raise awareness of services and to pay for practical items for individuals need to build independent lives away from the streets.  The Big Change model originally started in Manchester in 2016 and has been such a success that more locations across the UK have followed suit and set […]

World Homeless Day Luton Partnership

We’re very pleased to announce Luton’ first Homeless Partnership made up of over 15 services and people with lived experience. The purpose of the Partnership is Ending Homelessness through co-produced solutions. The objectives are: To embed coproduction in homelessness services in Luton;  To promote partnership working – a “call to arms” for everyone to get […]

#LockedOut: How Britain Keeps People Homeless

The Bureau Local; a network of people around the UK reporting on issues that affect people’s day-to-day lives launched an investigation into the barriers that stop people from being able to get into housing. The investigation revealed that landmark homelessness legislation is failing, leaving people across the country trapped in homelessness no matter what they […]