Homelessness

Telling a different story.

Understanding news media coverage of severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD) Telling a Different Story is a research inquiry conducted between January 2018 to March 2019. It explores how print and online news media report on severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD). In this report, SMD refers to the interlocking nature of multiple disadvantages such as extreme […]

Contact numbers and support for people in Reading this Christmas

Please see below for details regarding contacting the Council when someone is homeless/rough sleeping in Reading throughout the Christmas and New Year period, where the Council offices are closed throughout. (Scroll down for a timetable of additional services over Christmas and New Year very kindly produced by Launchpad) Council Offices are closed from 5pm on […]

Xmas Drop-In Timetable (Manchester)

Saturday 21st December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020 Who’s open, what’s happening and where. Contact details & links to printable PDF docs below. Sat 21st Dec Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support Lifeshare 7am – 9am Cooked breakfast Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club. Reach Out TTC 10am […]

25 Ways To Support People Over Winter

Here’s just a few ways you can help the charities who work tirelessly throughout the year helping people who have nowhere safe to call home. Along the way, you’ll also meet some incredible people….. Booth Centre Giving advice, helping people find accommodation, supporting people into work, running a variety of activities. (They also provide breakfast […]

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.” […]

Homeless & ‘Hidden’. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s)

With the media very much focused on people sleeping rough, perhaps it’s worth being reminded of a population that is mainly ‘hidden’ from the public eye. People who are frequently not accounted for in official statistics and have little or no support. These are people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s) – people who are […]

Supervised Consumption Rooms in Manchester – A Proposal

Opinion piece by Mark Jepson – MHP Community Engagement Co-Ordinator “Bloody homeless addicts – displaying their sickness in public – what about the children?” “Let’s fine them, that’s a good idea, they’ve got no money, but we like to squeeze dem dry sponges, and if they can’t pay. we can have them put in prison, […]

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 […]

Updates, links, news

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. Booth Centre Trustees Needed Booth Centre are looking to recruit new trustees. Particularly people with personal insight […]

Reading’s Walk-In Health Centre Initiative

Since October 2017, the Museum of Homelessness and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have recorded the deaths of almost 1000 homeless people. From January – June 2019, at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died – an average of one person every 19 hours. When someone is homeless, they are often living chaotic lives. […]