Stop Loan Sharks Week 2024

Have you ever heard of loan sharks or illegal money lending?  Being a victim of illegal money lending, such as borrowing from loan sharks, can put you at risk of homelessness.  When people struggle to repay the high interest rates and fees charged by loan sharks, they may find themselves trapped in a cycle of […]

Street Support Chelmsford Provide Extra Support for Emergency Temporary Accommodation

Born from the huge need for temporary accommodation and the dramatic lack of it in Chelmsford, Cool to be Kind and Street Support Chelmsford teamed up with ARU, Sanctus and Chelmsford Rough Sleepers Support Group (with whom Cool to be Kind’s outreach group works along side during the weekly outreach) to provide extra support for […]

Join GMHAN’s Task Groups

The Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network (GMHAN) brings together organisations and individuals across Greater Manchester who are working to end rough sleeping and prevent homelessness. Their network includes people with personal insights into homelessness, people from the frontline organisations, public sector officers, and anyone working to find more effective solutions to the homelessness crisis. They […]

St Basils Pop Up Shop Launches in Birmingham

Last month on 22 April 2024, the charity St Basils, which helps young people between 16 – 25 who are experiencing homelessness, opened its first-ever pop-up vintage shop in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, all thanks to a big donation from the Arcade itself. They are selling some cool vintage clothes, sports gear, and trainers. […]

I Feel Part of Society – Simon Community Scotland

Our Street Support partner, Simon Community Scotland is becoming synonymous with Digital Inclusion.  Through their most recent Get Connected project, 500 people accessing homelessness services were connected to the digital world through the Get Connected model. The results from this are presented in this smashing report, ‘I Feel Part of Society’ – its name taken […]

Find Street Support Chelmsford at VOLFEST 2024

Street Support Chelmsford via Cool to be Kind  will be attending the fantastic event VOLFEST again this year! Organised by Chelmsford CVS, the event is to celebrate Volunteers Week running the length of Chelmsford High Street on the 6th June 2024.  Populated by many stalls, you’ll be able to see first-hand some of the wonderful ways […]

Sanctus Charity Shop opens in Chelmsford!

Cool to be Kind were so pleased to learn of our Street Support Partner, Sanctus, opening their new Charity Shop on Broomfield Road, Chelmsford recently! They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm and can accept donations of good quality adult clothes, homeware and collectables. All proceeds will go towards raising funds for Sanctus […]

Cool to be Kind secure High Sheriff Award!

Cool to be Kind (who run Street Support Chelmsford) were honoured and humbled to be invited to the High Sheriff Awards again this year! Hosted by Essex Community Foundation, Cool to be Kind were given another High Sheriff award for the third year running which will enable them to continue their invaluable work with Street […]

200 Years On – the Vagrancy Act and the Criminal Justice Bill

On Tuesday 12 March the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) held a meeting in Parliament to discuss the impact of the current draft of the government’s proposed Criminal Justice Bill.  At the meeting, chaired by MPs, Bob Blackman and Paula Barker, were a panel of experts including people from local authorities and people […]