(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 […]

Tackling homelessness: Every little bit of business expertise helps

Blog written by Sue Keogh, Director, Sookio Being based on Mill Road in Cambridge means every day we see up close the complex problems faced by so many people in the local community – mental health issues, addiction, rough sleeping – and we wanted to do something practical which would reach the people we saw every […]

Cambridge 105 Radio Advert supporting Street Support Cambridge

Cambridge 105, a local community radio station, is a big fan of It Takes a City – a Cambridge Homelessness Partnership. The It Takes a City team and Neil Whiteside, a presenter at the station developed a radio advert which Cambridge 105 kindly produced and will air free of charge in the lead up to […]

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.” […]

It Takes a City – A Cambridge Homelessness Partnership and Street Support Network Cambridge Launch Event

Written by Rachel Briant, working on behalf of It Takes A City   On October 10, over 70 people from the community of Cambridge – agencies, local authorities, faith communities, business, educational institutions and people who have been homeless – gathered at the Gonville Hotel to mark World Homeless Day and to celebrate the launch […]

Cambridge It Takes A City (ITAC) – Action Group Update

Written by Rachel Briant, working on behalf of It Takes A City In November 2018, It Takes A City (ITAC) the Cambridge Homelessness Summit was held where some 150 people from across the community gathered – business leaders, heads of colleges and schools, professional workers, local authorities, support agencies, faith leaders, and those who were […]

Cambridge Street Aid – Alternative giving in Cambridge

Three years ago, two officers at Cambridge City Council had an idea: “…what if we could create an alternative to handing money directly to people living on the streets, and use the money raised to help people leave the streets behind…?” In November 2016, Cambridge Street Aid was born. The model is simple: Donate to […]

Cambridge Homelessness Partnership to launch on World Homeless Day

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Homeless Day; an opportunity to draw attention to people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Cambridge is marking this day with the launch of Street Support Cambridge and the wider It Takes A City (ITAC): Cambridge Homelessness Partnership. Cambridge’s journey […]

It Takes A City

CAMBRIDGE SUMMIT ON HOMELESSNESS (With grateful thanks to Rev’d Jon Canessa for providing his valuable perspective, knowledge and original text) In response to the ever increasing numbers of people sleeping outside in Cambridge, a summit was convened at St Paul’s church on the 29th November 2018. Wintercomfort for the Homeless, a drop-in centre supporting people […]