James Cross

Street Support Brighton deliver publicity packages

A big thank you to key network partners, Holland Road Baptist Church who have delivered over 100 packages to projects and organisations that are part of the Street Support Network in Brighton & Hove. All network members now have publicity to give out to service uses and to alert other support workers to the website […]

West Midlands to join Street Support Network

We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Homelessness Taskforce and its partners will be joining the Street Support Network in 2021. Working with the Homelessness Taskforce we will start by mapping services right across the region. We look forward to sharing knowledge from the West Midlands Combined Authority area with our network, […]

GM Prisoner Leavers – Not enough being done to give people a lifeline.

Back in January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts and people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases and resettlement. To ensure this topic was kept at the forefront of […]

New printed materials to help tackle homelessness in Brighton & Hove

Street Support Brighton & Hove has gone to press and is sending out flyers, promotional cards and posters to over 100 different organisations all of which are now members of the ever expanding Brighton & Hove network. Agencies, doctors surgeries, charities, the local authority and libraries will all be carrying cards and flyers and will […]

GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy Consultation Events – June 2021

Join us between 10th June – 18th June for your opportunity to be part of GMHAN consultation events on the latest draft of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Prevention Strategy. Book your place for our consultation sessions using this link. Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for GMCA and organisations across Greater Manchester […]

Edinburgh Uni’s Research & Evaluation of Street Support Edinburgh

Street Support Network works online and offline, connecting and supporting local people and organisations to tackle homelessness. Our vision is a citizen-led network, where people with personal insight into homelessness, decision makers and people with resources co-create effective solutions together. Our website is a central place for people experiencing homelessness to Find Help and members of the public to Give Help. We also […]

No Recourse to Public Funds

At our second UK Network Event, Verena Hutcheson, Homelessness and Housing Pathways Manager Housing Needs at Reading Borough Council shared how they have been supporting those with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). Starting in January 2015, Faith Christian Group has been running a Winter Shelter to provide temporary accommodation during January and February. In more recent years, they have received some Government funding […]

Updates to Big Change Luton

Big Change Luton was launched at the end of 2019 with the aim of providing alternative methods of giving. The initiative asks Lutonians to donate spare time, items or money to help people experiencing homelessness build a life away from the street. The initiative includes a dedicated JustGiving page and the introduction of two contactless […]