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, […]

Nottingham charities fight for the health provision of their clients

On Tuesday January 5th 2021 homelessness charities in Nottingham sent an open letter (below) to the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) expressing their disappointment and concern over the process that has resulted in the imminent closure of the city centre GP practice, Platform One.  This practice has been one of the few in the […]

HOST Nottingham Clothes Bank Expands its Services During the COVID Crisis

Since 2016, a large part of Host Nottingham’s support to refugees and asylum seekers has been their clothes bank housed within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, providing clothing, bedding, shoes and bags to those seeking asylum in Nottingham. In March 2020, the clothes bank had to close along with many other services due to […]

Street Support Nottingham launches –Buses, Boots and Business cards

More than 15 charities that support homeless people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have teamed up to launch Street Support Nottingham this December. Throughout December numerous Nottingham City buses are carrying large banners advertising the service to the city’s citizens. However, because of the disruption to the city centre and other shopping high streets, we have […]

Lone, a short film about homelessness

This winter, Emmanuel House Support Centre released Lone, a short film based on the lived experiences of homeless people in Nottingham. From the directors of BBC One’s Soul Boy, Luke Radford and Toby Curson, Lone stars award-winning Television Workshop actor Justine Emma Moore, as well as Emmanuel House staff and beneficiaries. The film was commissioned […]