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Saving Wasted Food

Food bank usage is on the rise, and Bradford based organisations are determined to fight this by reducing the unnecessary waste of food.  The Trussell Trust – a nationwide organisation aiming to stop UK hunger – provided almost 1.2 million food parcels to people in crisis across the nation in the space of just 12 months; […]

Interview with Wellsprings Together.

Wellsprings together supports organisations in responding effectively to social issues in the community. Liz Firth is the organisation’s Development Worker and Cathy Henwood is the Feeding Bradford Development Worker.   “We’re all about bringing organisations together to share approaches and information, and help people move out of crisis and into a more stable, sustainable future.” […]

What is Recovery Radio?

An Interview with Johna Johnson, who co-hosts Recovery Radio with Dominic Maddocks, which is broadcast on BCB Radio 106.6fm.   “The questions are designed to let people say what they want.”   What is the show about? Recovery Radio is a show about people who are in any kind of recovery from substance misuse, mental health, […]

Raising Bee 6 ???

What….? ‘raising bee’ (noun originating North America ) Definition: a social or communal gathering for the specific purpose of raising the frame of a building such as a barn: Example ‘they are going to the 6th raising bee at Code Computerlove tonight, would you like to come? They have pizza too?’ Why….? Street Support Network’s Raising Bee is somewhat similar, but somewhat different. One evening a month a collective of digital […]

Homeless Reduction Act 2018 – Key Changes To Current Legislation

Manchester Partnership Meeting Presentation & Workshop 24/01/18 In attendance, representatives from: Mustard Tree. Shelter. Booth Centre. Riverside. MASH. Street Support. Homeless Link. Centrepoint. CityCo. Justlife. Coffee4Craig. DWP. Manchester City Council. Barnabus. Big Change. GM Police. Greater Manchester Together. Manchester Metropolitan University. NHS. Citizens Advice. Manchester Mind. Cornerstone. Great Places. (This list is not exhaustive).   The […]

It’s official. Manchester is socks mad!

(A foot-warming tale of kindness and collaboration) 20,000 Pairs of Socks Donated to Homeless Charities in Manchester Over Christmas It’s OK, you’ve read it right. Not 20 pairs, not 200 pairs, not even 2,000 pairs. but 20,000 PAIRS! Our story begins with a man seeing a poster in Manchester. The man? Mike Blackburn, MD of […]

Four Years of the Bradford Curry Circle

The Bradford Curry Circle is held every Thursday from 7pm in the Carlisle Business Centre, and every Monday from 7pm at the Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre.   “It immediately struck me that the evening was as much about fulfilling social needs as it was about filling stomachs.”   I was excited to visit […]

Promoting Bradford Cares in Shipley

On the 7th September, in an initiative commissioned by Safer & Stronger Communities Bradford, representatives from Arch, a registered charity that seeks to enable individuals to find meaning in their lives, collaborated with the Shipley Ward Police and a Council Ward Officer on a mission to promote the recently established Bradford Cares initiative. They set up […]

Free activities in Manchester

One little known problem that people experiencing homelessness face is a lack of activities to keep occupied. This can exacerbate other problems and affect mental well-being. There are a range of free daytime activities available to stave off boredom, loneliness and lack of purpose. These activities can provide a great source of emotional and physical […]

What Manchester’s homeless charities need right now

Looking to help but don’t know how? Read on! As winter gets closer and temperatures drop, a lot of people are looking for ways of helping people who are homeless in their city. Street Support Network lets you find out what is needed in your area right now. Watch our new video to find out […]