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Mobile vaccination service gets national recognition

A group of dedicated homelessness services have partnered up in order to provide a mobile Covid-19 vaccination service for those experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Arch Healthcare, along with partners Justlife, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and St John Ambulance, have been visiting key locations across the city to reach vulnerable people who, whilst […]

A New study investigates why homeless dog owners are choosing to sleep rough rather than be parted from their pets

By Jenny Stravisky from Vets in the Community in Nottingham Published in Anthrozoos, the research was an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Nottingham and The University of Southampton, and funded by Dogs Trust. Louise Scanlon, one of the lead researchers on the project, interviewed twenty homeless or vulnerably housed dog owners, aged between 23-65, […]

GMHAN Conversation – Prison and Resettlement

On Tuesday 12th January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts,  people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested during GMHAN Full Network event on 25th November to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases […]

Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre Update

Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) has co-produced GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy in 2020 and beyond, using a creative and participatory policy-making strategy called Legislative Theatre. This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the GMHAN, Street Support Network (leading on comms) and funded and co-designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s […]

3 locations share their thoughts on Street Support Network

At the end of January 2021, we welcomed Edinburgh as the 23rd location to join Street Support Network.  Fiona Cuthill, Academic Director, Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health at the University of Edinburgh has been part of the team to set up Street Support in Scotland’s capital. At the launch of Street Support Edinburgh, Fiona […]

Brighton’s Make Change Count Campaign

Day Centres have closed and nigh shelters are not operational due to the on-going Covid pandemic.  The good news is that all people who are sleeping rough have been found a place to stay for the next few months and the cold and severe weather shelter is open when the temperature falls.  However, these provisions […]

Street Support Brighton and Hove – Funding Update

Brighton & Hove Faith in Action is delighted to report that initial funding has been made available to deploy Street Support for Brighton & Hove.  The charity wishes to extend its thanks to the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, National Lottery – Community Fund, Holland Road Baptist Church and Sussex Police whose kind support has made this […]

Food Delivery Update: Over 79,000 meals delivered!

22nd January Holland Road Baptist Church have been extremely busy supporting both NHS workers and those experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove. Gratitude bags and boxes are being sent to the hospital and to Portslade Health Centre for the Covid vaccination team and food, clothing and other items are going out to people experiencing homelessness […]

Street Support Network Launches in Edinburgh!

We are delighted to launch Street Support Edinburgh, a website (and App) that brings together people and organisations locally to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh. More than 30 organisations in Edinburgh have teamed up to launch Street Support Edinburgh this January. Street Support Edinburgh website is a central place online to find out about homelessness, see […]