February 2023

Women’s Homelessness Involvement Group (WHIG) Monthly Memo February 2023

Welcome to the February edition of WHIG’s Monthly Memo. This is the place to get updates on events, services, and things we think may be useful to women experiencing or at risk of homelessness. If you would like to share something here, please email  womencochairs@gmail.com International Women’s Day is fast approaching on 8th March. This […]

Street Support Launches in West Midlands

Following huge successes in other cities across the country, Street Support West Midlands has now been launched and is already rapidly becoming the key live portal for accurate up‐to‐date information for people experiencing homelessness and for support workers working to help meet people’s needs. Street Support West Midlands is continually updated by the city’s key […]

Compassionate City – A call for action!

In March 2022, Birmingham was recognised for the compassion its communities had shown in the way they had supported each other during some of the most difficult times, by being crowned the UK’s first Compassionate City. Accredited by Compassionate Communities UK, the key to gaining this recognition was bringing together all areas of the local community, […]

Leeds Street Support Partnership

This partnership has existed since 2018 and brings together a range of commissioned services to tackle rough sleeping and street homelessness in Leeds. This Video gives reflections from the different agencies that are part of the Street Support team. Many of the agencies participate in Homeless Charter working groups and are part of the Leeds […]

Building Intentional Community alongside Accommodation

This document details 5 organisations which are all developing community alongside providing housing for vulnerable people. Whether it’s providing houses alongside an addiction programme as St George’s Crypt do in their Growing Rooms Project; Canopy Housing and Latch detailing their work to enable vulnerable people to renovate houses so they can be lived in by […]

Leeds Food Insecurity Response to the Pandemic

This document has been put together by the Leeds Food Aid Network (FAN) and gives a comprehensive overview of different activities which happened during the pandemic to tackle food insecurity in Leeds. The article includes accounts of lived experience; details of the different delivery schemes that were set up in the aftermath of the first […]

LGBTQ+ Night Shelter pilot project in Brighton

      Street Support Brighton and Hove caught up with Jane Woodhull of Brighton and Hove Switchboard about their new LGBTQ+ night shelter pilot project in Brighton: What is the Brighton and Hove Switchboard LGBTQ+ Night Shelter Project, who is it for and what is the specific need which it is answering? “The shelter is […]