Street Support Team

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! 💚 Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? 💔 The Homeless Hub write, “There is no single-handed solution to reduce the rates of suicide and depression among those experiencing homelessness. Yet, it is essential to […]

Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Sleepsafe helps 43 people get off the streets of Bournemouth and in to more secure accommodation

Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation.Â â™„ïžđŸ â™„ïž The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the BCARS banner and facilitated by Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only […]

Street Support partners & local businesses in Bournemouth make pledge to provide free water refill stations for the homeless during hot weather

HOPE AOK Rucksack Appeal, Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole, BCHA, The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire, BH1 Project, BCARS, Pivotal Housing & Shelter, alongside local business Sunrise Organics  have all agreed to provide free access to water for the homeless community during the heatwave  Here is a link to where to find us: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WGJn3JxNdpWeJTVQNwcCvyUbm09-Kq74&usp=sharing We’re working together to help the homeless in Bournemouth.

Male Sex Work Uncovered – The Pain Behind The Game

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains details that some may find distressing. When we think of the stereotypical “sex worker”, we are more than likely to think of the eastern European woman who has been trafficked into a western European country and is working in a brothel – ran by a miasma of gangsters scattered around […]

The Army of Kind People.

On Tuesday, approximately 130 representatives from various faith groups attended the Greater Manchester Homelessness Faith Sector Summit to work together to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester. Faith groups in attendance represented all ten GM boroughs who worked together towards agreeing collective action. The event was kindly hosted by the Methodist Central Building and took place […]

Young People & Homelessness: Collaboration and Action.

Last Wednesday we hosted a conversation with young people who are experiencing homelessness and front line workers from a range of services across Greater Manchester. One of the primary objectives was to discuss how we might build stronger relationships & make space for conversation between young people and front line services in Greater Manchester. We […]

New fund for destitute migrants

A new fund for destitute migrants is being trialled in Manchester. People across Manchester who are unable to access state welfare, especially migrants who have been refused asylum, are set to receive well-needed extra support thanks to a new fund set-up by the Manchester Homeless Partnership (MHP) ‘Migration and Destitution’ Action Group.  The MHP action […]