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Lone, a short film about homelessness

This winter, Emmanuel House Support Centre released Lone, a short film based on the lived experiences of homeless people in Nottingham. From the directors of BBC One’s Soul Boy, Luke Radford and Toby Curson, Lone stars award-winning Television Workshop actor Justine Emma Moore, as well as Emmanuel House staff and beneficiaries. The film was commissioned […]

5 Ways We Tackled Homelessness in Edinburgh Under COVID-19 Lockdown

On the 23rd March 2020 Scotland went into lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone with one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in post-war Britain. For people experiencing homelessness the challenge was even greater. Having nowhere to self-isolate meant more risk of becoming ill with the virus or spreading it. The services people relied […]

Home Office Announcement

The Luton Homelessness Partnership together deliver a variety of community services across the town including outreach, accommodation and a welfare centre in order to facilitate people moving away from homelessness and towards a better future. Over the years we have seen the changing levels of need in Luton and in particular the challenges faced by […]

Partnership working to end homelessness together in Edinburgh

We are proud of our famous city for the historical castle that dominates the skyline, an international arts festival attracting millions of visitors every summer and many hills with sweeping views. It is fantastic to live in such a vibrant place and yet Edinburgh is also a city that lacks affordable housing and leaves some […]

Working together to support vulnerable and homeless people in the Wakefield district

You may already know that the Wakefield district has been part of the Street Support Network since 2019. This year, the partner organisations involved wanted to improve the offer by providing an easy-to-use alternative giving platform. Safer Together (Wakefield’s Community Safety Partnership) agreed to fund the Investors in Community (IIC) platform so that it could […]

Big Change Luton Update

The Luton Homeless Partnership wanted to say BIG THANK YOU as we have received over £2298 to the Big Change Luton Campaign and your donations continue to make difference. One applicant who was street homeless was finding it challenging to secure settled accommodation. Although proactive with looking for help they met with many roadblocks. They applied […]

COVID19 Funders Resource

The team at Charity Excellence has been working hard on collating a (completely free) COVID Funder Database. It’s the only comprehensive source of COVID funders and is updated weekly. The CEF toolkit itself has 50 downloadable funder lists and three free funding finder downloads (100+), plus links to 200+ organisations that provide free goods and […]

Rail industry and charities join forces to tackle street homelessness with new Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter

Over the last year, Network Rail has been developing its Routes out of Homelessness programme in line with the Government’s ambition of ending rough sleeping within this parliament. Routes out of Homelessness, which aims to tackle rough sleeping at Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street stations was officially announced on Thursday 08 October by The Department for Transport. Network Rail has been working in […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre event on 30th September

On Wednesday 30th September, 112 people from frontline support staff, GMCA officers and elected officials, advocates and neighbours to people with experience of homelessness attended and participated in the first Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre on Multiple Disadvantage. It was an interactive on-line event where community members worked together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate […]

An introduction to Sadaka

Sadaka, founded in 2017 lives by the motto “Giving without judgement or bias”. Working within Reading, they aim to adhere to their motto by providing food and food boxes to those in need. Initially, Sadaka was serving hot meals to people in need on Saturdays. As the organisation became more well known and was seen […]