Homeless

Have your say on Reading’s homelessness strategy

Reading Borough Council’s Homelessness Strategy Consultation is now live! Reading Borough Council is looking for your views on proposed priorities for their next Homelessness Strategy. Your feedback will shape and inform the approach and strategic direction regarding homelessness in the town over the next five years. Reading Borough Council’s existing Homelessness Strategy is not due for […]

Manchester Homelessness Strategy

A strategy with a vision to end homelessness in Manchester One year ago, members of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership developed Manchester’s first co-produced strategy to end all forms of homelessness. It has three main aims: To make homelessness rare: Increasing prevention and early intervention To make homelessness as brief as possible: Improving temporary accommodation and […]

St Mungo’s – 10 years of helping people sleeping rough.

Our outreach teams go out early in the morning and late at night, following up referrals from members of the public via StreetLink and from other local organisations who’ve told us they’re concerned about someone sleeping rough. Some of those people might be newly rough sleeping and we talk to them, see what options there […]

Lord Bourne’s visit to Reading

Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith, politician and former professor of law visited Reading University on 28 June 2019 to meet with various representatives from faith groups working in the community that support people who are sleeping rough and homeless.  The four key partners who met with Lord Bourne were: Faith Christian Group which comprises local […]

St John’s Homelessness Initiative

What is St John’s? St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Once constructed, the 6 acre site will be mixed-mode and plans to include 2,500 new homes, 600,000sq ft of workspace, and 400,000sq ft of leisure space. It is estimated […]

MEET…. THE MEN’S ROOM

Who they are The Men’s Room is a unique arts and social care charity based in Manchester whose core mission is supporting marginalised young men engaged in sex work or at risk of exploitation. The Men’s Room work with male and trans sex workers, men with experience of sexual exploitation and homeless men, offering practical […]

St Johns Homelessness Initiative – Fundraiser

16:00 Saturday 29th June Manchester Studios, Stage One, Atherton St, Manchester M3 3GS As part of St John’s continued efforts to raise funds and awareness of the St. John’s Homelessness Initiative, they are hosting a dance event on Saturday 29th June in Stage 1 at Old Granada Studios. The show will be put on by the Jayne Barnes School […]

Breakfast of Champions in Bury

BURY BREAKFAST CLUB (Time For A Change) Mick Priestly and his partner Jane run the Bury Breakfast Club, a much under appreciated, under-funded but very essential service in Bury. Mark decided to start the Breakfast Club around 5 years ago. At first providing people with simple beans on toast, a cuppa, and a safe place […]

Launchpad’s Pancake Race

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Launchpad’s annual pancake race took place a couple of months ago in Broad Street for the fifteenth time.Unlike last year, the rain […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019. Now in force

Since Saturday 1st June, fundamental changes have been made concerning the fees that can lawfully be charged to people seeking privately rented accommodation in England. In summary the new rules: Outlaw many types of up-front tenant fees. Prevent a landlord taking a security deposit which exceeds five weeks’ rent. Prevent a landlord requiring a tenant […]