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Street Support Network Events – lessons learnt & sharing best practice

Since we formed Street Support Network, alongside the online tools, a lot of our work has been connecting people from different organisations around common challenges, and supporting collaboration towards a shared mission. Through this journey using different formats, facilitation styles and tools, and gathering feedback, we are continuously learning more about what works – reflecting […]

How the Wellbeing Centre run by The Salvation Army adapted to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated unprecedented changes in the way that services are delivered to individuals experiencing homelessness and problem substance use. The aim of this novel qualitative study was to document how one service in Scotland, the Wellbeing Centre run by The Salvation Army, adapted in response. The start of the pandemic was a […]

Invitation to apply for funding from Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust (UK) Funding opportunity from our supporter at The Albert Hunt Trust which is a grant giving charitable trust that supports local charities throughout the United Kingdom. The Albert Hunt Trust is welcoming applications from organisations that support those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. Charities registered with the Charity Commission can […]

Churches Winter Beds Scheme 2021 ends in Southampton

This year’s winter bed scheme for people sleeping rough in Southampton comes to an end on Monday 1st March. Paul Woodman from Street Support Southampton helped organise the offer following the success of last winter’s beds across seven local churches. He said: “Working with the council and its partners, including public health, we were able […]

Mobile vaccination service gets national recognition

A group of dedicated homelessness services have partnered up in order to provide a mobile Covid-19 vaccination service for those experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Arch Healthcare, along with partners Justlife, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and St John Ambulance, have been visiting key locations across the city to reach vulnerable people who, whilst […]

GMHAN Conversation – Prison and Resettlement

On Tuesday 12th January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts,  people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested during GMHAN Full Network event on 25th November to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases […]

Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre Update

Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) has co-produced GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy in 2020 and beyond, using a creative and participatory policy-making strategy called Legislative Theatre. This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the GMHAN, Street Support Network (leading on comms) and funded and co-designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s […]

3 locations share their thoughts on Street Support Network

At the end of January 2021, we welcomed Edinburgh as the 23rd location to join Street Support Network.  Fiona Cuthill, Academic Director, Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health at the University of Edinburgh has been part of the team to set up Street Support in Scotland’s capital. At the launch of Street Support Edinburgh, Fiona […]

Brighton’s Make Change Count Campaign

Day Centres have closed and nigh shelters are not operational due to the on-going Covid pandemic.  The good news is that all people who are sleeping rough have been found a place to stay for the next few months and the cold and severe weather shelter is open when the temperature falls.  However, these provisions […]

Nottingham charities fight for the health provision of their clients

On Tuesday January 5th 2021 homelessness charities in Nottingham sent an open letter (below) to the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) expressing their disappointment and concern over the process that has resulted in the imminent closure of the city centre GP practice, Platform One.  This practice has been one of the few in the […]