James Cross

5 Ways We Tackled Homelessness in Edinburgh Under COVID-19 Lockdown

On the 23rd March 2020 Scotland went into lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone with one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in post-war Britain. For people experiencing homelessness the challenge was even greater. Having nowhere to self-isolate meant more risk of becoming ill with the virus or spreading it. The services people relied […]

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provide 250,000 meals to Edinburgh’s vulnerable residents

Leith-based Community Interest Company, Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts has provided over 250,000 fresh, healthy meals to people in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic. Founded in April as a direct response to the coronavirus crisis, Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provides safe access to healthy food for local residents who would otherwise go hungry. They rescue surplus […]

Home Office Announcement

The Luton Homelessness Partnership together deliver a variety of community services across the town including outreach, accommodation and a welfare centre in order to facilitate people moving away from homelessness and towards a better future. Over the years we have seen the changing levels of need in Luton and in particular the challenges faced by […]

Partnership working to end homelessness together in Edinburgh

We are proud of our famous city for the historical castle that dominates the skyline, an international arts festival attracting millions of visitors every summer and many hills with sweeping views. It is fantastic to live in such a vibrant place and yet Edinburgh is also a city that lacks affordable housing and leaves some […]

University steps up support for Streetwork during Covid-19 crisis

The University of Edinburgh has been playing its part to support vulnerable rough sleepers by working with local charity Streetwork. The University has donated face masks to ensure frontline workers have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used its vans to collect food, and worked with its contractor Balfour Beatty to arrange a donation of toiletries. A […]

Working together to support vulnerable and homeless people in the Wakefield district

You may already know that the Wakefield district has been part of the Street Support Network since 2019. This year, the partner organisations involved wanted to improve the offer by providing an easy-to-use alternative giving platform. Safer Together (Wakefield’s Community Safety Partnership) agreed to fund the Investors in Community (IIC) platform so that it could […]

Private Rented Sector Eviction Prevention

On Thursday 12th November, 65 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, elected officials and reps from communities of identity attended and participated in the Private Rented Sector Eviction Prevention Event. The Event had been organised to raise awareness of the current ‘risk of homelessness’ threat in Greater Manchester amongst frontline teams working in the […]

Big Change Luton Update

The Luton Homeless Partnership wanted to say BIG THANK YOU as we have received over £2298 to the Big Change Luton Campaign and your donations continue to make difference. One applicant who was street homeless was finding it challenging to secure settled accommodation. Although proactive with looking for help they met with many roadblocks. They applied […]

MIGRANT DESTITUTION FUND GM – URGENT APPEAL

The Migrant Destitution Fund GM supports destitute migrants in Greater Manchester who are not entitled to work or access state benefits. After reopening in April 2020, the Fund has been a lifeline throughout the Covid crisis to those forced into destitution because of where they come from. From fresh food to phone credit and data, […]

COVID19 Funders Resource

The team at Charity Excellence has been working hard on collating a (completely free) COVID Funder Database. It’s the only comprehensive source of COVID funders and is updated weekly. The CEF toolkit itself has 50 downloadable funder lists and three free funding finder downloads (100+), plus links to 200+ organisations that provide free goods and […]