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Street Support Brighton deliver publicity packages

A big thank you to key network partners, Holland Road Baptist Church who have delivered over 100 packages to projects and organisations that are part of the Street Support Network in Brighton & Hove. All network members now have publicity to give out to service uses and to alert other support workers to the website […]

Homelessness – a personal perspective

By Jo Ash  CEO of Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) As I step down as CEO of SVS I was asked by the Street Support Action Group with which I have worked since its inception to write some personal words about why housing and homelessness issues are of such importance to me. Undoubtedly my interest has […]

GO! Southampton initiative for rough sleepers

New contactless charity donation points have been installed across Southampton as part of the ‘Change the Way you Give’ campaign. Two Saints, No Limits and Society of St James are the three local charities benefiting from the campaign, launched by the Street Support Action Group Southampton and funded by GO! Southampton to help support people […]

Move on housing – Hope into Action

Hope into Action: Southampton helps churches respond to homelessness and make a lasting difference to lives.  We are a local franchise of a national project operating for more than 10 years and and in over 20 cities.  City Life Church took on the franchise in 2019 in response to locally identified need for additional move […]

West Midlands to join Street Support Network

We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Homelessness Taskforce and its partners will be joining the Street Support Network in 2021. Working with the Homelessness Taskforce we will start by mapping services right across the region. We look forward to sharing knowledge from the West Midlands Combined Authority area with our network, […]

Beyond bricks and mortar

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their seventh conference last week and the second 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 of lockdowns and to look […]

Change the way you give

Homelessness is something we wouldn’t wish on anyone. People in Southampton who are homeless and on the street are often wet and freezing cold and very vulnerable. They are at risk of verbal and physical abuse and have increased health risks. They are a very diverse group and are there for a variety of different […]

Updates to Big Change Luton

Big Change Luton was launched at the end of 2019 with the aim of providing alternative methods of giving. The initiative asks Lutonians to donate spare time, items or money to help people experiencing homelessness build a life away from the street. The initiative includes a dedicated JustGiving page and the introduction of two contactless […]

BCHA Announce A New Project For 2021/22 – The Way Forward

The COVID19 Pandemic has been really tough and a lot of people out there need a little help getting back on their feet.   A brief overview: A unique Employability and Skills coaching programme to support people over the age of 18 whose lives have been affected financially during the pandemic, whilst also helping to […]