Homelessness – a personal perspective

By Jo Ash  CEO of Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) As I step down as CEO of SVS I was asked by the Street Support Action Group with which I have worked since its inception to write some personal words about why housing and homelessness issues are of such importance to me. Undoubtedly my interest has […]

GO! Southampton initiative for rough sleepers

New contactless charity donation points have been installed across Southampton as part of the ‘Change the Way you Give’ campaign. Two Saints, No Limits and Society of St James are the three local charities benefiting from the campaign, launched by the Street Support Action Group Southampton and funded by GO! Southampton to help support people […]

Move on housing – Hope into Action

Hope into Action: Southampton helps churches respond to homelessness and make a lasting difference to lives.  We are a local franchise of a national project operating for more than 10 years and and in over 20 cities.  City Life Church took on the franchise in 2019 in response to locally identified need for additional move […]

Beyond bricks and mortar

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their seventh conference last week and the second one held online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors, and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the last year of lockdowns and to look […]

Change the way you give

Homelessness is something we wouldn’t wish on anyone. People in Southampton who are homeless and on the street are often wet and freezing cold and very vulnerable. They are at risk of verbal and physical abuse and have increased health risks. They are a very diverse group and are there for a variety of different […]

Social Media Students work – The Journey

Two student groups worked with Street Support Action Southampton to produce two different videos as part of their final year studies at Solent University which are now available to see. The two groups took different approaches, one created a short animated film called The Journey, which aims to spread awareness of homelessness and encourage charitable […]

Behind the scenes of Emma’s story

Solent University have been founding partners for Street Support in Southampton. They have hosted several conferences on homelessness and provided work placements to help the work of Street Support. This year, Solent University offered us the chance to pitch to their final year Social Media students. The ask was for a group of students to […]

Churches Winter Beds Scheme 2021 ends in Southampton

This year’s winter bed scheme for people sleeping rough in Southampton comes to an end on Monday 1st March. Paul Woodman from Street Support Southampton helped organise the offer following the success of last winter’s beds across seven local churches. He said: “Working with the council and its partners, including public health, we were able […]