James Cross

The Spearhead Trust – Foodbank Intiative

In Druids Heath, Birmingham, residents face several social issues that impact their quality of life and community well-being.  Economically, the area is challenged by higher-than-average unemployment rates, contributing to financial insecurity among its inhabitants. Housing concerns are also prominent, with some of the local housing stock in need of significant repairs and renovation, raising fears […]

Street Support Winter Surge Coordinator – Brighton and Hove

Since the beginning of 2024, Street Support Brighton and Hove (a project of BHFA Homelessness Faith Partnership,) has been employing Anna Muten, the fantastic coordinator of the Brighton and Hove Winter Surge Project. Working as a third-sector partner with Brighton and Hove City Council, we’ve brought coordination and leadership to this essential provision for rough sleepers […]

Crucial multi-agency work supporting rough sleepers in Coventry

credit: coventry.gov.uk We’re working closely with our partners to help rough sleepers. In Coventry we have a real multi-agency approach to helping people who face homelessness, whether that’s families potentially facing eviction from a property, or because of a breakdown in a relationship, or supporting rough sleepers with complex needs. We talked to some of […]

Featured organisation: Derbyshire Outreach Team (P3)

The Derbyshire Outreach Team (DOT) is the commissioned homelessness street outreach service for Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands and is delivered by P3 charity. The team team go out in the early hours of the morning responding to new referrals, as well as visiting known rough sleeping sites, in order to make contact with people who […]

Derbyshire’s Homelessness Charter

A draft homelessness charter for Derbyshire has been developed following a workshop with partners. The aim of the charter is to set out our joint vision and values for tackling homelessness in Derbyshire and will form the basis of future partnership working across the county. We welcome feedback on the draft charter through a public […]

Derbyshire Homelessness Strategy

For the first time a countywide homelessness and rough sleeping strategy has been developed for all of Derbyshire’s local authorities. Created with the support of Homeless Link and in consultation with a wide range of partners, this five-year strategy was officially launched at an event in May 2023. The ambitious strategy underlines our commitment to […]

Have your say on SWEP – Brighton & Hove

WINTER PROVISION FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS 2023 Brighton and Hove City Council work with a humanitarian obligation to provide accommodation for rough sleepers in severe weather under the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). Have your say on how SWEP should be run in the 2023-24 Winter season. Scan this QR code with your phone or go […]

St Anne’s Awards – Leeds

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended our Proud Awards at Elland Road on the 21 June. It was a fantastic day celebrating everything St Anne’s. Huge congratulations to our Proud Award Winners: Lyndsay Swales – Leader of the Year Paul Jessen – Nurse of the Year Kevin Brady – Community Volunteer of the […]