Working together to support vulnerable and homeless people in the Wakefield district

You may already know that the Wakefield district has been part of the Street Support Network since 2019. This year, the partner organisations involved wanted to improve the offer by providing an easy-to-use alternative giving platform. Safer Together (Wakefield’s Community Safety Partnership) agreed to fund the Investors in Community (IIC) platform so that it could […]

(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 […]

Street Support Wakefield Postcards

Wakefield Council’s in house graphic designers have made some nifty little postcards to signpost people to the Wakefield section of Street Support. The postcards have been distributed across Wakefield’s library network as well as been given to partners in the network to distribute. A big thank you to The Communities Service at Wakefield Council for funding the postcards, to Wakefield […]

Dark Peak Gear donates 1,000 jackets to help people who are homeless this winter.

In December 2018, Sheffield based clothing brand Dark Peak launched their new outerwear brand and first product – the NESSH Jacket – on Kickstarter, with the promise for every jacket sold Dark Peak would donate another jacket to a homeless person under their ‘One Sold, One Given’ pledge. Through that campaign and their website, over […]

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.” […]