Cambridge 105 Radio Advert supporting Street Support Cambridge

Cambridge 105, a local community radio station, is a big fan of It Takes a City – a Cambridge Homelessness Partnership. The It Takes a City team and Neil Whiteside, a presenter at the station developed a radio advert which Cambridge 105 kindly produced and will air free of charge in the lead up to Christmas and beyond during normal ad breaks. The advert ends with a call to go to Street Support Cambridge to find out how to help someone that is homeless and how to support the organisations that are helping homeless people in the city.

The advert is also being split and back-filled with 5-minute interviews from several people across the partnership explaining why they are involved and what their group is hoping to achieve towards helping to end homelessness. These will be aired, again free of charge, in place of normal ad breaks.

This is just one of many examples of the amazing community response to addressing the problem of homelessness and rough sleeping in Cambridge. Thank you to those who took time to be interviewed and share their involvement with It Takes a City – A Cambridge Homelessness Partnership.

Visit Cambridge 105 to listen to the interviews

Information Connects Action Group

Using information effectively

  • Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge University, together with Harriet Morgan, Data Officer, Cambridge City Council
  • Improving collection and use of city-wide client information to inform policy and improver service user experiences

Housing Connects Action Group

Supported housing

  • Chris Jenkin, It Takes a City
  • “Somewhere to call home” – Private sector funded supported enduring housing initiative 

Modular Homes Project

  • Martin Clark, Interim CEO, Allia
  • Use of modular housing on “meanwhile” land to provide supported accommodation for rough sleepers – A pilot project for “Somewhere to call home”

 Youth Homelessness Initiative

  • Nicholas Bewes – CEO, Howard Group
  • A local property sector programme around apprenticeships and accommodation

 Business Engagement Group

  • Rachel Briant, Working on behalf of It Takes a City, Coordinator
  • Introduction of It Takes a City Business Engagement Group and how businesses can look to get involved in the partnership 

Digital Connects Action Group

  • Jo Davies-Warner, Volunteer
  • Cambridge Street Aid and Street Support Cambridge

Women’s Homelessness Action Group

  • Diana Minns, Volunteer
  • Women’s homelessness and the Women’s Homelessness Action Plan (WHAG) – Evidencing and delivering off-street respite and longer-term accommodation for vulnerable women