Homelessness

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. […]

Islington, London’s “Shock to the System”, A Community Response to our homelessness crisis through people’s experiences

To mark World Homeless Week and Homeless Sunday in Islington, London, grass-root organisation Streets Kitchen, amongst others, organised a special event at the iconic Union Chapel. The event ‘Shock to the System’ which received a great turnout, acted as the community response to Islington’s homelessness crisis through people’s experiences. The event was hosted and facilitated […]

It Takes a City – A Cambridge Homelessness Partnership and Street Support Network Cambridge Launch Event

Guest blog written by Rachel Briant, It Takes A City Coordinator   On October 10, over 70 people from the community of Cambridge – agencies, local authorities, faith communities, business, educational institutions and people who have been homeless – gathered at the Gonville Hotel to mark World Homeless Day and to celebrate the launch of […]

Cambridge It Takes A City (ITAC) – Action Group Update

Guest blog written by Rachel Briant, It Takes A City Coordinator In November 2018, It Takes A City (ITAC) the Cambridge Homelessness Summit was held where some 150 people from across the community gathered – business leaders, heads of colleges and schools, professional workers, local authorities, support agencies, faith leaders, and those who were sleeping […]

Map of Local Services in Reading

There’s a great new map that’s available for FREE that maps emergency support services for those sleeping rough in Reading. Yes, you can find all services on Street Support Reading but not everyone likes or has access to digital, so a printed map is an essential partner to Street Support Reading. For your free copies, […]