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Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Sleepsafe helps 43 people get off the streets of Bournemouth and in to more secure accommodation

Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation. ♥️🏠♥️ The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the BCARS banner and facilitated by Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only […]

Street Support partners & local businesses in Bournemouth make pledge to provide free water refill stations for the homeless during hot weather

HOPE AOK Rucksack Appeal, Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole, BCHA, The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire, BH1 Project, BCARS, Pivotal Housing & Shelter, alongside local business Sunrise Organics  have all agreed to provide free access to water for the homeless community during the heatwave  Here is a link to where to find us: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WGJn3JxNdpWeJTVQNwcCvyUbm09-Kq74&usp=sharing We’re working together to help the homeless in Bournemouth.

BIG CHANGE. Are you in the running?

Manchester Half Marathon – Big Change Manchester Sunday 14th October 2018 Inspired by the work of the Manchester Homeless Partnership and Street Support, staff from Manchester City Council’s Rough Sleepers Team are inviting you to run with them in the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money for Big Change. Big Change provides practical support to  people […]

Big Change Update 2018

Since May 2016 Big Change has been providing practical support to  people who are currently homeless and people who have recently been homeless by paying for items that are most needed. From a pair of new boots or a deposit for a home, to new clothing and travel costs for job interviews and training courses. […]

Organised Kindness

“This piece was inspired by a trip to Manchester with the ever growing Homeless population. The way the general public engaged with, respected and accepted homeless people as part of Manchester and how Manchester had adapted and embraced ALL its population regardless of whether they lived on the streets or had a roof to sleep […]

Going That Extra Mile

What Else Are You Going To Do On A Lovely Warm and Sunny Evening In Manchester? Thursday 6pm May 29th 2018. An untypical weekday evening in Manchester. Sunny and warm, not a cloud in the sky. Whilst the good people of Manchester were sipping frosty beers in streetside cafes and bars or burning food on […]

Communication is Needed

Phone Charge Points in Greater Manchester. We’re trying to compile a comprehensive and accessible list of places, (organisations, businesses, shops, faith groups, charities) where people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness can charge their phones. As you know, it’s vital for people to keep in touch at this vulnerable time, (support workers, charities, […]

Resolve Together – The Unseen Builders

As part of the Street Support Network‘s ongoing push to improve their website, a crack team of developers, digital marketers and design experts have joined the cause. The monthly Resolve meetings, held at Code Computer Love, sees some of the best tech brains in the city get together for pizza, drinks and hardcore coding. They come […]

The Army of Kind People.

On Tuesday, approximately 130 representatives from various faith groups attended the Greater Manchester Homelessness Faith Sector Summit to work together to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester. Faith groups in attendance represented all ten GM boroughs who worked together towards agreeing collective action. The event was kindly hosted by the Methodist Central Building and took place […]