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Street Support Network Greater Manchester launch new ‘Advice for Families’

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families in […]

Regional winter plan pledges to protect rough sleepers

Local authorities from across the West Midlands have joined to help rough sleepers as they battle the harsh winter weather and ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Homelessness Taskforce, and partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, have set out a joint winter plan with the aim […]

Caversham Road Modular Housing, Reading Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

40 people who have previously been sleeping rough will enjoy Christmas in their own homes this year thanks to the completion of the Reading Borough Council’s innovative modular homes development on Caversham Road.    The Council’s partner, homeless charity St Mungo’s will provide 24/7 wraparound intensive support for residents, helping with any issues that they may experience. Residents are also encouraged […]

The Access Hub celebrates one year of impact!

The Access Hub on Argyle Street has recently celebrated one year of impact. Opened on 30th September 2020 by Simon Community Scotland, the Hub has since provided over 24,000 face-to-face supports to around 3,000 individuals! The multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness has been imagined to […]

Help Those Experiencing Homelessness? Volunteers Needed

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) Shelter This emergency accommodation provision will be on offer at different points through the winter, determined by the extremity of the weather. This is provided by the local authority and while desired by government it is not a statutory duty. Steve Terry from the Council is asking for volunteers for […]

Festive Rent Campaign 2021

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) is the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up in April 2004 to run the housing service on behalf of Solihull Council. This means that with Solihull Council own the properties but housing services are delivered by us. Our Festive Rent Campaign is now live! At Christmas time, we understand that […]

Intro to Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness

Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness was set up as an ecumenical charity in the early 1990s to help young people who had nowhere to live. Originally set up to provide temporary accommodation, SCAH now provides relief for homeless and insecurely housed people across the borough, including grants and starter packs for people starting new tenancies. […]

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Christmas appeal 2021

Christmas can be an incredibly stressful and emotional time for families who have experienced domestic abuse. You can help by supporting our Christmas Appeal Christmas Appeal – Be a Lilac Fairy Helper Each Christmas we make sure families we’re supporting have one less worry; we gather thoughtful and appropriate Christmas gifts ready to give to […]

The Hope Project – Supporting Survivors of Exploitation

The Hope Project is a new, free, independent support service run by Street Teams for survivors of exploitation in the Walsall area. Exploitation does not stop when a young person reaches 18. Exploiters exploit due to vulnerability, not age. The Hope Project is producing resources to help survivors get the support they need and want. […]