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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 […]

2020 The year for Big Difference

Sanjay Mall has been nominated for the Police and Crime Commissioner Volunteer of the year in the South for his work with the homeless in Southampton. Sanjay has worked with the Big Breakfast at Above Bar Church for 12 years and this year set up the Big Difference to provide meals for the homeless. The […]

New ‘Families’ section launched on the Street Support Network website for Greater Manchester

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated that: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families […]

Outside The Box – dealing with death

Those supporting and working with people who are rough sleeping are well aware that their life expectancy is dramatically reduced by their experience and the issues that they face (for figures see footnote). Consequently this brings the subject of death more to the fore and highlights the lack of openness to talk about death in […]