A Month of Giving – Week Four Blog

Day 22 – WHAG WHAG provides support for women and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. They also help anyone who needs it in domestic abuse situations. The work they do all comes back to empowering those they support. What do they need? Women’s dressing gowns How can you get it […]

A Month of Giving – Week Three Blog

Day 15 – Engage, Grow, Go EGG takes a fresh approach to the challenges people experiencing homelessness face in trying to find full-time employment. By treating each person as an individual and giving them intensive support planning and outcome-based assistance, they aim to provide secure routes to permanent residency and the workplace.  This isn’t a […]

Homeless sculpture is ‘impossible to ignore’

Towering, hyper-real sculpture depicting homelessness unveiled by charity Crisis as research finds hundreds of thousands could be left homeless next year If you have been walking near the Bullring shopping centre and St Martin’s Church in Birmingham City Centre this past week you cannot have failed to notice this striking statue, Alex, which was located […]

A Month of Giving – Week Two Blog

    Day 8 – The Brick The Brick are a growing project who work to offer practical help with housing, health, wellbeing and skills across Wigan and Leigh.  They do so many things to support the community including running a responsive street outreach service, and providing emergency, temporary and specialist supported accommodation. As its […]

A Month of Giving – Week One Blog

Day 1 – Cracking Good Food Who are Cracking Good Food? Cracking Good Food are a non-for-profit social enterprise who encourage and support people to cook affordable, seasonal and nutritious homemade food from scratch. Pretty cool idea right? They advocate for a fairer food system in Greater Manchester by running classes in hostels, offering low-fuel […]

Coventry Pre-Eviction Panel Pilot

Article by John Toman Rough Sleeping Co-ordinator Coventry City Council Coventry had its first Pre-Eviction Panel meeting this month.  The panel has short weekly meetings with the aim to both reduce the number of evictions for complex single people in the city and to better understand the problems which lead to evictions or abandonments with […]

New Rough Sleeper Outreach Team for Solihull

By Sophie Perrett, Rough Sleeper Manager, Solihull Councill In October, Solihull saw the start of a new Rough Sleeper Outreach Team. Funded through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLHUC) Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) grant programme, the team will build on existing outreach work by targeting new hotspots of homelessness and rough sleeping in […]

Molineux Sleepout Back For 2022

Article first published on Good Shepherd Wolverhampton Website reproduced with permission  The Molineux Sleepout is back for 2022, offering the opportunity to spend the night sleeping under the stars at the stadium whilst raising vital funds to support people who are vulnerable across the city. From 7pm on Friday 18 November, participants will spend 12 hours in […]

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Conference

By Eliz Hopkins On Wednesday 19 October 2022 I had the privilege of attending the WMCA Homelessness Taskforce NRPF and Homelessness at Birmingham Symphony Hall. The conference promised to be an insightful day bringing partners together to consider and explore regional approaches to designing out homelessness for non-UK nationals with no recourse or restricted eligibility […]

Nightstop and Safewait in Chelmsford

Nightstop Essex offers same-night, emergency accommodation for young people facing homelessness.  This accommodation is offered in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers, who are supported by professional staff. This offers an accommodation option which may be more suitable for young people than traditional homeless shelters. If you are: Aged 16-25 Currently homeless Sofa surfing […]