Homelessness

A Bed Every Night – How’s It Going?

Please find to follow the latest weekly statement from the ABEN (A Bed Every Night) Steering Group. It’s not been easy, it’s far from perfect and there have been hiccups. But the numbers and the success stories speak for themselves. A huge thank you to everyone who has been and still is involved. ABEN Weekly […]

New move-on accomodation

The Society of St James (SSJ) are pleased to announce that in the week before Christmas they exchanged contracts for the purchase of a house in Southampton to be used for move-on accommodation for homeless people. SSJ is both a charity and a housing association and is eligible to bid for government grants to purchase […]

A Great Big Thank You To You All!

Thanks to all the charities and organisations – from the big nationals to the smaller locals. Working tirelessly throughout the year to help and support. Thanks to all the businesses and the faith networks. Your generosity and kindness is turning lives around. Thanks to the army of fantastic and dedicated volunteers who do all that […]

Healthier Care For People Who Are Homeless

A message from Dr Zahid Chauhan, founder of Homeless-Friendly “As a GP on the frontline of delivering patient care, I am always learning. And never more so than when dealing with the vulnerable and particularly people who are  homeless. So when I discovered the very real physical and mental health needs they were facing – […]

Adam’s Journey

Everyone’s journey into and beyond homelessness is different. Multiple societal factors, multiple life situations and backgrounds, with multiple outcomes, underlining the fact that sometimes the system works and sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes it’s a mix of the two, as is the case with Adam. Here’s to Adam and a brighter, more stable and happier […]

Homelessness in Manchester. Here’s how to help this winter.

What do our charities need? There are so many amazing charities and organisations in Manchester doing so much, 365 days a year. If you can help, here’s a list of typical items the charities need all year round – from electrical items to toiletries, tea & coffee to furniture, bedding and administration support. If you […]

New beds – new welcome bags

Southampton City Council have funded 12 new bed spaces for street homeless people. These beds boost the current provision, a most welcome addition ahead of the winter. These new “low threshold” beds are integrated with day services so that users can have easy access into them. The new spaces were all in service by the […]

Geery’s Story (Homelessness, Mental Health, Migration, Addiction, Lighthouse)

Geery Frenstacky, originally from the Czech Republic has lived in the UK for 27 years. During this time he has worked and had claimed benefits. Although many details for his life are unknown we do know Geery developed serious Mental Health issues and has been sectioned several times. During one of the admissions Geery’s benefits […]

The Booth Centre Exhibition – Arrival

Part of the #HOMEinspires Programme Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 This exhibition connects HOME with the city’s most essential voluntary groups and charities, both as audiences and as artists. The Booth Centre have created this exhibition as part of their arts programme. The artwork for Arrival was created throughout the last few months during the […]

Football match raises £2k for Mayor’s Homelessness Fund

On Sunday 21 October, a football match between a team of formerly homeless people and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Tameside raised £2,018 for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. More than 500 people turned out to support the match at Seel Park in Mossley. The Emmaus team, which included former professional footballer Andy Ritchie and […]