James Cross

Exeter Community Initiatives announce autumn Ripple Effect programmes

BOOKING NOW OPEN for the NEW Ripple Effect programmes Sep-Dec 2019. All courses and programmes are FREE. You can read through the brochure by clicking the link below, or if you want to book yourself on a programme, contact Jola on 01392 284280 or jola.ripple@eci.org.uk Programmes on offer: Mindfulness, Yoga, Drama, Digital Art, Photography, Health […]

Exeter YMCA to launch wellbeing project

YMCA Exeter is celebrating after being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work with homeless young people. Based in St David’s Hill in Exeter, we will use the cash to run a series of therapeutic activities that will improve young people’s wellbeing and physical health. YMCA Exeter has existed since 1846 […]

CoLab Exeter announce three-year Comic Relief grant

CoLab Exeter is pleased to announce the award of a three-year Comic Relief grant to develop a city-wide Exeter Homeless Partnership (EHP); A Safe Place to Be. The partnership will bring people with experience of homelessness together with statutory, voluntary, business, and community sectors. Increasing understanding of the issue and co-design community led solutions, this […]

St Mungo’s – 10 years of helping people sleeping rough.

Our outreach teams go out early in the morning and late at night, following up referrals from members of the public via StreetLink and from other local organisations who’ve told us they’re concerned about someone sleeping rough. Some of those people might be newly rough sleeping and we talk to them, see what options there […]

Lord Bourne’s visit to Reading

Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith, politician and former professor of law visited Reading University on 28 June 2019 to meet with various representatives from faith groups working in the community that support people who are sleeping rough and homeless.  The four key partners who met with Lord Bourne were: Faith Christian Group which comprises local […]

Homelessness and rough sleeping. What Reading is doing.

At Reading’s Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee on 3rd July, Reading’s Homelessness Partnerships Team provided a ‘whistle-stop’ summary to Council Members of all their current and future projects to keep them up to date with the services and provisions in Reading that support people who are sleeping rough and people at risk of homelessness. The […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole set up a CIO

  A word from Alistair Doxat-Purser from Faithworks Wessex on the latest developments in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole network… BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) Homelessness Action Collaborative; over 20 agencies, faith groups and charities are proud of creating this new charity that opens up new opportunities to bring help to people on the street locally. […]

Launchpad’s Pancake Race

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Launchpad’s annual pancake race took place a couple of months ago in Broad Street for the fifteenth time.Unlike last year, the rain […]

A Willow House Success Story

“When you’re living on the streets, and all ties to friends and family are cut, the will to live, and to carry on, becomes immensely hard” Charlie McGinley – former resident of the Salvation Army’s Willow House Hostel. Without a roof over your head, and without any means of income, it’s easy to turn down […]

Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Last year, Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out raised over £20,000 and highlighted not only the problem for people sleeping rough in Reading but also […]