February 2020

About CommuniCare – Reading

What We Do We are a charity providing information, advice and support to anyone in need. We aim to support people in understanding and navigating everyday services that they need to access to enable them to live better lives. We deal with a huge range of issues including helping with benefits checking, welfare rights, form […]

Centrepoint Bradford Sessions

Centrepoint Bradford currently have five fantastic and free sessions up and running. These include two cooking clubs, a football programme, a fitness and gym class, and a boxing session. Not only do these sessions build practical skills, but they are designed to develop key tools, such as teamwork, communication and resilience. Furthermore, the sessions are […]

Southampton summit celebrates reduction in rough sleeping.

On 10th March 2020, Street Support Action Group Southampton is holding another homelessness summit in the city, hosted at Solent University. The partnership feels that another conference is vital to update their partners on progress, celebrate the successes of the last year and continue to promote working together. Since the last conference in April 2019, there […]

Big Change Leeds

More than £50,000 has been raised since Big Change Leeds launched in late October 2018 and £34,000 funding has been given out to help close to 300 individuals so far (November 2019). One of those individuals is a chap called Gordon, aged 40. Gordon is a recovering addict who started taking drugs at an early […]

Southampton Winter Shelter

From Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, seven churches across Southampton opened up their doors to rough sleepers for a pilot project of the Churches Winter Night Shelter. The churches included City Life Church, Victory Gospel Church, Saint Mary’s Church, St Deny’s Church, St Mark’s Church, Above Bar Church and Central Baptist […]

Meet… The Cellar Trust, Bradford

by Tamsin Scott Who are The Cellar Trust? In the lovely warm surroundings of Bread + Roses cafe, I met with Georgia Scott from The Cellar Trust, a Bradford based charity that has been around for 30 years, providing mental health support to people over the age of 16. The Cellar Trust provides a number […]

Street Support Wakefield Postcards

Wakefield Council’s in house graphic designers have made some nifty little postcards to signpost people to the Wakefield section of Street Support. The postcards have been distributed across Wakefield’s library network as well as been given to partners in the network to distribute. A big thank you to The Communities Service at Wakefield Council for funding the postcards, to Wakefield […]

Support for people begging in Manchester

An innovative scheme which aims to support vulnerable people and reduce begging is being trialled in Manchester city centre. Led by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council, the Street Engagement Hub aims to tackle the underlying issues which have resulted in people begging. How it works Police and council officers refer people known to […]

Coffee4Craig is moving – here’s how you can help.

Coffee4Craig provide a seven nights a week evening drop-in service for people who are rough sleeping within Manchester. But they offer so much more than just home-cooked hot food. Practical advice and signposting, crisis intervention, medical support, accommodation referrals and always emotional support – 7 nights a week. Coffee4Craig supports over 60 people each night […]