Paul Woodman, chair of the Street Support Action Group was interviewed on Radio Solent on the day of the recent conference in Southampton (10 Sept) to outline the collaborative working taking place in the city. Paul spoke about how the change of government policy called “Everyone in” has given new opportunities to some people that were sleeping rough and explained how the voluntary sector had supported all those who moved into B&B accommodation by providing meals for them. The policy and the lockdown has given opportunities for some people to make changes to their lives and to live more healthily and independently. Paul also outlined a new initiative from City Life church called Hope into Action which is providing supported housing for people who were homeless, and was really pleased that one one the users of the winter shelter in January now has a home there.
The interview is available on BBC sounds for a limited time and is available on this link. To hear the interview go to 1hr 45mins in the programme.