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

Welcome to WHIG’s new Monthly Memo.  Each month our members bring to our meetings details of upcoming events, new services and groups, new challenges and more. We want to share this knowledge more widely, so watch this space for our Action Group’s updates on things we think may be useful to women experiencing or at […]

A Month of Giving – Week Four Blog

Day 22 – WHAG WHAG provides support for women and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. They also help anyone who needs it in domestic abuse situations. The work they do all comes back to empowering those they support. What do they need? Women’s dressing gowns How can you get it […]

Christmas and New year opening times contact details for indoor homeless provisions and help in Manchester

Christmas and New year opening times contact details for indoor homeless provisions and help in Manchester. 1, AKT (Albert Kennedy trust), 50 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JA, 0161 228 3308 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri. Supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25  Closed Weekends & Bank holidays  2, Beacon (Barnabus) 45 Bloom St, M1 3LY […]

Homeless sculpture is ‘impossible to ignore’

Towering, hyper-real sculpture depicting homelessness unveiled by charity Crisis as research finds hundreds of thousands could be left homeless next year If you have been walking near the Bullring shopping centre and St Martin’s Church in Birmingham City Centre this past week you cannot have failed to notice this striking statue, Alex, which was located […]

A Month of Giving – Week Two Blog

    Day 8 – The Brick The Brick are a growing project who work to offer practical help with housing, health, wellbeing and skills across Wigan and Leigh.  They do so many things to support the community including running a responsive street outreach service, and providing emergency, temporary and specialist supported accommodation. As its […]

FoodCycle Chelmsford

FoodCycle is a UK-wide initiative whose vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.  In their own words, ‘with community dining, week in, week out we feed the hungry and give company to the lonely in our communities; providing delicious meals and great conversation, and […]

Coventry Pre-Eviction Panel Pilot

Article by John Toman Rough Sleeping Co-ordinator Coventry City Council Coventry had its first Pre-Eviction Panel meeting this month.  The panel has short weekly meetings with the aim to both reduce the number of evictions for complex single people in the city and to better understand the problems which lead to evictions or abandonments with […]

New Rough Sleeper Outreach Team for Solihull

By Sophie Perrett, Rough Sleeper Manager, Solihull Councill In October, Solihull saw the start of a new Rough Sleeper Outreach Team. Funded through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLHUC) Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) grant programme, the team will build on existing outreach work by targeting new hotspots of homelessness and rough sleeping in […]

Molineux Sleepout Back For 2022

Article first published on Good Shepherd Wolverhampton Website reproduced with permission  The Molineux Sleepout is back for 2022, offering the opportunity to spend the night sleeping under the stars at the stadium whilst raising vital funds to support people who are vulnerable across the city. From 7pm on Friday 18 November, participants will spend 12 hours in […]