Claire Devaney

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! ūüíö Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? ūüíĒ The Homeless Hub write, “There is no single-handed solution to reduce the rates of suicide and depression among those experiencing homelessness. Yet, it is essential to […]

Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Sleepsafe helps 43 people get off the streets of Bournemouth and in to more secure accommodation

Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe¬†helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation.¬†‚ô•ÔłŹūüŹ†‚ô•ÔłŹ The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the¬†BCARS¬†banner and facilitated by¬†Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only […]

Street Support partners & local businesses in Bournemouth make pledge to provide free water refill stations for the homeless during hot weather

HOPE AOK Rucksack Appeal,¬†Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole,¬†BCHA,¬†The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire,¬†BH1 Project,¬†BCARS,¬†Pivotal Housing &¬†Shelter, alongside local business¬†Sunrise Organics¬†¬†have all agreed to provide free¬†access to water for the homeless community during the heatwave¬† Here is a link to where to find us: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WGJn3JxNdpWeJTVQNwcCvyUbm09-Kq74&usp=sharing We’re working together to help the homeless in Bournemouth.