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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 […]

Doorstop Shop sells wooden goods from former rough sleepers

A NEW shop is selling hand-made wooden items crafted by former rough sleepers. The Doorstop Shop is a new charity business, based at St John’s Church in Surrey Road, near Coy Pond, and also selling online via an eBay store. Its hand-made and upcycled stock includes wooden items such as hedgehog houses, planters and phone […]

Staysafe – Purpose, Activity and Friendship During the Day

Staysafe is a new and innovative project offering daytime support for people who have gotten off the streets and are in emergency or temporary accommodation.  The BCARS team (a partnership between Faithworks and local churches) are there to provide individuals with “purpose, activity, and friendship” at a church venue throughout Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  We […]

A New study investigates why homeless dog owners are choosing to sleep rough rather than be parted from their pets

By Jenny Stravisky from Vets in the Community in Nottingham Published in Anthrozoos, the research was an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Nottingham and The University of Southampton, and funded by Dogs Trust. Louise Scanlon, one of the lead researchers on the project, interviewed twenty homeless or vulnerably housed dog owners, aged between 23-65, […]

Street Support Brighton and Hove – Funding Update

Brighton & Hove Faith in Action is delighted to report that initial funding has been made available to deploy Street Support for Brighton & Hove.  The charity wishes to extend its thanks to the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, National Lottery – Community Fund, Holland Road Baptist Church and Sussex Police whose kind support has made this […]

Food Delivery Update: Over 79,000 meals delivered!

22nd January Holland Road Baptist Church have been extremely busy supporting both NHS workers and those experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove. Gratitude bags and boxes are being sent to the hospital and to Portslade Health Centre for the Covid vaccination team and food, clothing and other items are going out to people experiencing homelessness […]

Street Support Network Launches in Edinburgh!

We are delighted to launch Street Support Edinburgh, a website (and App) that brings together people and organisations locally to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh. More than 30 organisations in Edinburgh have teamed up to launch Street Support Edinburgh this January. Street Support Edinburgh website is a central place online to find out about homelessness, see […]