James Cross

Street Support Chelmsford wins Essex High Sheriff’s Award!

We are delighted to share the brilliant news that Cool to be Kind a.k.a Street Support Chelmsford have won the prestigious Essex High Sheriff’s funding for the second year running! Each year, the High Sheriff gives financial support to voluntary organisations for initiatives that are helping to tackle crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour in […]

Women’s Homelessness Involvement Group (WHIG) Monthly Memo March 2023

Welcome to the March edition of WHIG’s Monthly Memo.  Every month we share updates and highlights from our Action Group meetings. These include news about events, services, and things our members think may be useful to women experiencing or at risk of homelessness. If you would like to share something here, please email  womencochairs@gmail.com. This […]

WMCA Rough Sleeping Initiative Regional Training Programme 2023-24

The West Midlands Combined Authority Rough Sleeping Initiative seeks to add value and complementary outcomes to the work of our Local Authority and wider partners. To build upon the good work established in recent years, we are delighted to share details about our new regional training programme. This exciting training offer is not open to […]

SIFA Fireside remodels Support Centre for people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham.

SIFA Fireside, the Birmingham homelessness charity, has remodelled its support services in response to the changing needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Birmingham. As always, homeless and vulnerably housed adults over the age of 25 will all be welcome at SIFA Fireside’s Support Centre: individuals who are rough sleeping or in […]

Good Shepherd announces new partnership community project in Wolverhampton

The Good Shepherd and Wolves Foundation have teamed up with the City of Wolverhampton Council to unveil plans for a ground-breaking new project at the historic Queen’s Building in the city centre.   The project will offer residents a venue offering a community shop with a difference, a café complete with charging points to stay connected […]

New centre to support city’s vulnerable people officially named in memory of former councillor

The vacant Council owned city centre building, Bond House, in Bond Street, is now known as Peter Bilson House following an official ceremony at the centre attended by the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, City of Wolverhampton Council councillors and senior officers, and city homelessness partners. Son James and wife Audrey, daughter Emma […]

Black Country Women’s Aid to deliver domestic abuse support in the Borough

Sandwell has announced news of a five year contract with Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA). Sandwell Council recently awarded a five year contract worth over £2m to BCWA to deliver safe accommodation and support services for victims of domestic abuse. Longer term funding will provide some stability and assurance to the continuation of these services which offer […]

CEO Attends House Of Lords Reception

Good Shepherd CEO Tom Hayden was delighted to be invited to attend a parliamentary reception with Homeless Link at the House of Lords, to mark the tenth anniversary of the StreetLink initiative. StreetLink is a website, mobile app and phone service which enables people to send an alert when they see someone sleeping rough to […]