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Volunteers needed – Christmas Cafe

If you would like to help at Christmas there are opportunities to join the team at The Community Café based in Central Hall Southampton this Christmas on either Christmas day or Boxing day. As well as opening over Christmas the café runs every week providing hot meals to anyone in need, serving 70-100 guests each […]

FoodCycle Chelmsford

FoodCycle is a UK-wide initiative whose vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.  In their own words, ‘with community dining, week in, week out we feed the hungry and give company to the lonely in our communities; providing delicious meals and great conversation, and […]

The CHESS BIG Sleep Out is back but different!

CHESS (Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme) are a Chelmsford based homelessness charity. Their work is centred around ensuring that people who find themselves homeless are supported in ways that enable them to move forward purposefully and in good health. This year, on the 28th of October, they’re hosting a Big Sleepout!    The event will be […]

Miss Macaroon Programme and open day

Macaroons that Make a Difference programme was developed as part of Miss Macaroon’s work as a Social Enterprise. The scheme offers support for long-term unemployed young people, aged 18-35 years old, who have certain disadvantages when it comes to gaining employment. For example, some trainees are ex-offenders. Others have had a history of mental health […]

Free School Uniforms Across the West Midlands

The increase in the cost of living is at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment. Sadly, there are necessities that are no longer affordable for families, and this includes school uniforms.  A survey of about 1,000 UK parents by The Children’s Society suggested those with children in state schools spent on average £337 […]

Introducing Philippa – GMHAN’s new Manager

We’re so excited to introduce you to Philippa Iwnicki, who is the new Manager for Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN).  Greater Together Manchester are hosting her post, and we’re delighted to be part-funding it, along with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. She’s brilliant – and despite only being in the role for six weeks, she’s […]

Black Country Foodbank – Recipe Bag Initiative

The Black Country Foodbank recently launched an initiative in the Sandwell area. Receipe Bags use the ambient food in the food parcels to create appetising and healthy meals. The recipe bag contains ALL the ingredients needed to cook a nutritional meal along with a step-by-step instruction recipe card, and a QR code which opens a […]

Co-founder to Trustee – Viv’s Journey

After an incredible journey, inspired by a simple conversation with someone on the streets in autumn 2015, it feels the right time for me to step back from the Street Support Network core team. The network and our team has changed and grown in so many ways over these 6 years, and it is awesome […]

Accommodation to keep ex-offenders off the streets

The City Council and two other agencies working in Chelmsford have secured £100,000 for accommodation to stop ex-offenders from living on the streets when they are released from prison. Breaking the cycle of offending in Chelmsford Prisoners who are released without homes to go to after serving their time can end up sleeping in public […]