By Charlotte Willis (Project Support Worker) It was World Suicide Prevention Day last week and I was inspired to share my story. I am not one for displaying my feelings publicly, so it has been hard for me to publish this. On Saturday 13th April 2013 I was working at my local supermarket selling newspapers […]
It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! 💚 Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? 💔 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 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 […]
Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation. ♥️🏠♥️ 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 […]
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.