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Cool to be Kind at VOLFEST 2024

We proudly took part in VOLFEST 2024, an event organised by Chelmsford CVS to celebrate National Volunteers Week.  Held on 6 June along Chelmsford High Street, VOLFEST brought together over 50 local charities, showcasing their efforts and promoting volunteerism within the community. We engaged with more than 100 attendees, including Chelmsford’s Mayor Councillor Janette Potter, […]

The Money House Case Study (Birmingham)

MyBnk are a UK charity that delivers expert-led financial education programmes for 5-25 year olds with schools and youth organisations in various locations across the UK including the West Midlands.  The transition into independent living can be an exciting but also daunting step. Young people go from having little to a lot of financial responsibilities […]

Frazer’s on Phoenix FM!

Earlier this month, our lovely Frazer was interviewed on Phoenix FM by Patrick Sherring. They spoke all about Cool to be Kind’s weekly outreach group ‘Warm Hearts for Cold Hands’ which Frazer helps out at.   He talked about how every Wednesday evening in the layby in front of Chelmsford library, Chelmsford Rough Sleeper Support provide […]

Leap into Action: Wolverhampton’s Beacon of Hope

As it was leap day yesterday, we thought we would take a closer look at this peer to peer project at Good Shepherd Wolverhampton seeking to support people with a lived experience of homelessness. Wolverhampton, a city known for its resilience and community spirit, has witnessed the rise of an extraordinary initiative that’s transforming lives […]

Crucial multi-agency work supporting rough sleepers in Coventry

credit: We’re working closely with our partners to help rough sleepers. In Coventry we have a real multi-agency approach to helping people who face homelessness, whether that’s families potentially facing eviction from a property, or because of a breakdown in a relationship, or supporting rough sleepers with complex needs. We talked to some of […]

Featured organisation: Derbyshire Outreach Team (P3)

The Derbyshire Outreach Team (DOT) is the commissioned homelessness street outreach service for Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands and is delivered by P3 charity. The team team go out in the early hours of the morning responding to new referrals, as well as visiting known rough sleeping sites, in order to make contact with people who […]

Derbyshire’s Homelessness Charter

A draft homelessness charter for Derbyshire has been developed following a workshop with partners. The aim of the charter is to set out our joint vision and values for tackling homelessness in Derbyshire and will form the basis of future partnership working across the county. We welcome feedback on the draft charter through a public […]

Derbyshire Homelessness Strategy

For the first time a countywide homelessness and rough sleeping strategy has been developed for all of Derbyshire’s local authorities. Created with the support of Homeless Link and in consultation with a wide range of partners, this five-year strategy was officially launched at an event in May 2023. The ambitious strategy underlines our commitment to […]

Two Saints Day Centre: Homeless hub unveils new kitchen

A very exciting day as the Two Saints Day Centre which supports and houses homeless people in the city by offering shelter, clothing, and medical care, has unveil their new kitchen. We are so excited for all the people this new kitchen will help care for. Read more on this article by the Daily Echo.

Crisis Skylight Birmingham Service Update Aug 2023

New ways of Working at Crisis Skylight Birmingham Following the introduction of a new approach to supporting members, Crisis Skylight Birmingham now have Engagement & Assessment, Strengths & Assets Coaches and Lead Workers.  Matt Green, Skylight Director says “For 13 years our staff and volunteers have delivered life changing work with members and now my […]