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Stories of Support: GMPA 2022 Monitor

A couple of months ago, Greater Manchester Poverty Action published their 2022 Monitor. There’s some pretty alarming stuff in there. It shows how the Government’s levelling up agenda is failing the city and how poverty levels will continue to increase unless urgent action is taken. We believe that this is information that everyone needs to […]

Southampton Conference – Working together to end rough sleeping

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their eighth conference in June, which is now our third one held online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors, and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the last year and the progress […]

Black Country Foodbank – Recipe Bag Initiative

The Black Country Foodbank recently launched an initiative in the Sandwell area. Receipe Bags use the ambient food in the food parcels to create appetising and healthy meals. The recipe bag contains ALL the ingredients needed to cook a nutritional meal along with a step-by-step instruction recipe card, and a QR code which opens a […]

New financial advice information in Nottingham

In these times of increasing financial stress, we are delighted to announce the addition of a new ‘money help services’ page to Street Support Nottingham.  This comes as a result of the hard work of Emma Bates from the Nottingham financial resilience partnership. Emma has collated contact details for a huge range of advice services in […]

Co-founder to Trustee – Viv’s Journey

After an incredible journey, inspired by a simple conversation with someone on the streets in autumn 2015, it feels the right time for me to step back from the Street Support Network core team. The network and our team has changed and grown in so many ways over these 6 years, and it is awesome […]

Accommodation to keep ex-offenders off the streets

The City Council and two other agencies working in Chelmsford have secured £100,000 for accommodation to stop ex-offenders from living on the streets when they are released from prison. Breaking the cycle of offending in Chelmsford Prisoners who are released without homes to go to after serving their time can end up sleeping in public […]

An Introduction to: Essex Faith Covenant

Connecting, exploring, taking action together Faith communities play a positive role in their neighbourhood to support people most in need, strengthening resilience, reinforcing local identity and helping to connect communities. The Essex Faith Covenant, the first county-wide Faith Covenant in the UK, was launched on 14th October 2017. It continues to drive the partnership between faith […]

Rough Sleeping Strategy Workshops – Coventry

Rough Sleeping Strategy Workshops 2 March 2022 2pm-4pm 4 March 2022 2pm-4pm Methodist Central Hall Warwick Ln Coventry CV1 2HA    Following on from recent questionnaires in relation to reviewing the rough sleeping strategy, Coventry City Council Housing & Homelessness team will be holding two workshops. Both service providers and service users are invited to […]