(UK) COVID 19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. NATIONAL Crisis Fund (UK): https://www.crisis.org.uk/about-us/the-crisis-blog/in-this-together-launching-our-emergency-grants-fund/ A grants programme which supports local homelessness organisations across the UK Charities […]

Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving. Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says: “Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.” […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Homelessness Reduction Board Launch

On October 10, World Homeless Day, people who have been homeless and many people across BCP – statutory, voluntary, the wonderful church and community activities and those in the business sector – gathered to celebrate the launch of the Homelessness Reduction Board. In order to make sustained, positive change, working more effectively by bringing together […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole set up a CIO

  A word from Alistair Doxat-Purser from Faithworks Wessex on the latest developments in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole network… BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) Homelessness Action Collaborative; over 20 agencies, faith groups and charities are proud of creating this new charity that opens up new opportunities to bring help to people on the street locally. […]

Launch brings together MPs, councils, mayors and local businesses to work as one

By Charlotte Willis (Project Support Worker)   Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hosted an incredible launch event last week (5/10/18), to inspire a new approach to tackle homelessness in the area. The event, held at BCHA’s The Factory, brought together homeless organisations, charities, local businesses, Conor Burns MP, the mayor of Poole and the […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! 💚 Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? 💔 The Homeless Hub write, “There is no single-handed solution to reduce the rates of suicide and depression among those experiencing homelessness. Yet, it is essential to […]

Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Sleepsafe helps 43 people get off the streets of Bournemouth and in to more secure accommodation

Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation. ♥️🏠♥️ The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the BCARS banner and facilitated by Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only […]