Luton Homeless Partnership – responding to Coronavirus

BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast host Andy Collins interviewed Matthew Bushnell, Luton Homelessness Partnership Chair to learn more about the COVID-19 Task Force being set up for homeless people in Luton. Matthew did a great job in highlighting that people who are homeless fall in the high-risk category of potentially contracting the virus. He spoke of how […]

(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.” […]

Big Change Luton

The purpose of Big Change is to raise awareness of services and to pay for practical items for individuals need to build independent lives away from the streets.  The Big Change model originally started in Manchester in 2016 and has been such a success that more locations across the UK have followed suit and set […]

World Homeless Day Luton Partnership

We’re very pleased to announce Luton’ first Homeless Partnership made up of over 15 services and people with lived experience. The purpose of the Partnership is Ending Homelessness through co-produced solutions. The objectives are: To embed coproduction in homelessness services in Luton;  To promote partnership working – a “call to arms” for everyone to get […]

#LockedOut: How Britain Keeps People Homeless

The Bureau Local; a network of people around the UK reporting on issues that affect people’s day-to-day lives launched an investigation into the barriers that stop people from being able to get into housing. The investigation revealed that landmark homelessness legislation is failing, leaving people across the country trapped in homelessness no matter what they […]