James Cross

Cool to be Kind at VOLFEST 2024

We proudly took part in VOLFEST 2024, an event organised by Chelmsford CVS to celebrate National Volunteers Week.  Held on 6 June along Chelmsford High Street, VOLFEST brought together over 50 local charities, showcasing their efforts and promoting volunteerism within the community. We engaged with more than 100 attendees, including Chelmsford’s Mayor Councillor Janette Potter, […]

The Money House Case Study (Birmingham)

MyBnk are a UK charity that delivers expert-led financial education programmes for 5-25 year olds with schools and youth organisations in various locations across the UK including the West Midlands.  The transition into independent living can be an exciting but also daunting step. Young people go from having little to a lot of financial responsibilities […]

Frazer’s on Phoenix FM!

Earlier this month, our lovely Frazer was interviewed on Phoenix FM by Patrick Sherring. They spoke all about Cool to be Kind’s weekly outreach group ‘Warm Hearts for Cold Hands’ which Frazer helps out at.   He talked about how every Wednesday evening in the layby in front of Chelmsford library, Chelmsford Rough Sleeper Support provide […]

Stop Loan Sharks Week 2024

Have you ever heard of loan sharks or illegal money lending?  Being a victim of illegal money lending, such as borrowing from loan sharks, can put you at risk of homelessness.  When people struggle to repay the high interest rates and fees charged by loan sharks, they may find themselves trapped in a cycle of […]

Street Support Chelmsford Provide Extra Support for Emergency Temporary Accommodation

Born from the huge need for temporary accommodation and the dramatic lack of it in Chelmsford, Cool to be Kind and Street Support Chelmsford teamed up with ARU, Sanctus and Chelmsford Rough Sleepers Support Group (with whom Cool to be Kind’s outreach group works along side during the weekly outreach) to provide extra support for […]

Join GMHAN’s Task Groups

The Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network (GMHAN) brings together organisations and individuals across Greater Manchester who are working to end rough sleeping and prevent homelessness. Their network includes people with personal insights into homelessness, people from the frontline organisations, public sector officers, and anyone working to find more effective solutions to the homelessness crisis. They […]

I Feel Part of Society – Simon Community Scotland

Our Street Support partner, Simon Community Scotland is becoming synonymous with Digital Inclusion.  Through their most recent Get Connected project, 500 people accessing homelessness services were connected to the digital world through the Get Connected model. The results from this are presented in this smashing report, ‘I Feel Part of Society’ – its name taken […]

Find Street Support Chelmsford at VOLFEST 2024

Street Support Chelmsford via Cool to be Kind  will be attending the fantastic event VOLFEST again this year! Organised by Chelmsford CVS, the event is to celebrate Volunteers Week running the length of Chelmsford High Street on the 6th June 2024.  Populated by many stalls, you’ll be able to see first-hand some of the wonderful ways […]

Sanctus Charity Shop opens in Chelmsford!

Cool to be Kind were so pleased to learn of our Street Support Partner, Sanctus, opening their new Charity Shop on Broomfield Road, Chelmsford recently! They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm and can accept donations of good quality adult clothes, homeware and collectables. All proceeds will go towards raising funds for Sanctus […]