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Southampton Winter Shelter

From Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, seven churches across Southampton opened up their doors to rough sleepers for a pilot project of the Churches Winter Night Shelter. The churches included City Life Church, Victory Gospel Church, Saint Mary’s Church, St Deny’s Church, St Mark’s Church, Above Bar Church and Central Baptist […]

Meet… The Cellar Trust, Bradford

by Tamsin Scott Who are The Cellar Trust? In the lovely warm surroundings of Bread + Roses cafe, I met with Georgia Scott from The Cellar Trust, a Bradford based charity that has been around for 30 years, providing mental health support to people over the age of 16. The Cellar Trust provides a number […]

Street Support Wakefield Postcards

Wakefield Council’s in house graphic designers have made some nifty little postcards to signpost people to the Wakefield section of Street Support. The postcards have been distributed across Wakefield’s library network as well as been given to partners in the network to distribute. A big thank you to The Communities Service at Wakefield Council for funding the postcards and […]

Homeless Catalyst Fund launched in Islington

  Islington Giving has teamed up with Islington Council to launch a new Homeless Catalyst Fund this winter. Every penny given will support people who are or have been, living on the streets of Islington. The Homeless Catalyst Fund will provide small grants of up to £500 directly to people sleeping on the streets, or […]

Tackling homelessness: Every little bit of business expertise helps

Blog written by Sue Keogh, Director, Sookio Being based on Mill Road in Cambridge means every day we see up close the complex problems faced by so many people in the local community – mental health issues, addiction, rough sleeping – and we wanted to do something practical which would reach the people we saw every […]

Telling a different story.

Understanding news media coverage of severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD) Telling a Different Story is a research inquiry conducted between January 2018 to March 2019. It explores how print and online news media report on severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD). In this report, SMD refers to the interlocking nature of multiple disadvantages such as extreme […]

Meeting a Bradford Nightstop Host

By Olivia Carter We had the pleasure of talking with Lesley from Nightstop, who has been a volunteer host for Nightstop for over fourteen years and has enjoyed her experiences. Who are Bradford Nightstop? Nightstop is a voluntary organisation that was formed twenty-seven-years ago in Leeds. Their aim is to provide overnight accommodation for young […]

‘Homelessness in Bradford: A City Conversation’ Information Event

In the new year, Bradford Council will launch its Homelessness Charter, joining cities such as Leeds and Manchester in mapping out their commitments to tackling the issue of homelessness and supporting those that find themselves homeless or sleeping rough. In order to promote the charter, and to make sure it’s something the whole city has […]

What have we learnt through the Real Change campaigns about successful public responses to homelessness?

Written by Robbie Cowbury – Campaigns Manager, Riverside As is now well established, rough sleeping is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the current crisis. The latest ‘Homelessness Monitor’ published by Crisis suggests that the number of people who are ‘core homeless’ (that is, rough sleeping, sofa surfing, in hostels or other […]