(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 […]

Coronavirus support to rough sleepers

CIVIC chiefs, volunteers and community groups are coming together to support homeless people across the city amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Hand sanitisers will be given to people sleeping rough while city bosses have confirmed that current support services will continue to operate over the coming months. The news comes as residents have been urged to […]

News from Southampton Summit

On 10 March people gathered to hear about progress made addressing the issue of homelessness in the city during the last year.  At the summit they were told how services have been improved over the past two years, with recent figures showing that the number of people sleeping rough in Southampton has reduced by 48% […]

Southampton summit celebrates reduction in rough sleeping.

On 10th March 2020, Street Support Action Group Southampton is holding another homelessness summit in the city, hosted at Solent University. The partnership feels that another conference is vital to update their partners on progress, celebrate the successes of the last year and continue to promote working together. Since the last conference in April 2019, there […]

Southampton Winter Shelter

From Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, seven churches across Southampton opened up their doors to rough sleepers for a pilot project of the Churches Winter Night Shelter. The churches included City Life Church, Victory Gospel Church, Saint Mary’s Church, St Deny’s Church, St Mark’s Church, Above Bar Church and Central Baptist […]

New services for those sleeping rough

Southampton churches opened their buildings to those sleeping rough this winter with a new Winter Shelter. They have recruited 160 volunteers to operate the service which runs at various churches in the city centre. It follows a city-wide partnership commitment to end the need for rough sleeping in the city. The Street Support partnership believes […]

Homeless questions answered

An artist who emailed 110 councils seeking basic advice for homeless people says only 10 replied fully. Anthony Luvera asked authorities across the UK about access to shelter, safety, food, and healthcare. Of those asked, 41 did not respond at all, while 59 either sent an auto-reply or pointed to organisations or charities offering help […]

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.” […]

SOUTHAMPTON ARTIST CONNECTS WITH PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH

James Earley, multi award-winning local artist, has joined forces with Southampton City Art Gallery to highlight the City Council and Street Support Action Group’s work with people who are homeless. Earley’s new exhibition, ‘Hyper-realism’, presents a series of powerful and emotive portraits of people who are homeless – those he describes as living “on an […]