Homelessness

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

Written by Rachel Briant, working on behalf of It Takes A City   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 […]

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

Written by Rachel Briant, working on behalf of It Takes A City 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 […]

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, […]

Homeless art – James Earley exhibition

Southampton born artist James Early is one of the UK’s leading hyper realism artists, currently painting out of the Arches Studios in the city. His work includes powerful and emotional studies of homeless people, victims of war and religious martyrs. For this he was nominated for the BP award, The Royal Institue of Oil Painters […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

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. A Bed Every Night Phase 2 Launches Mayor Andy Burnham announces £6m funding package for A Bed Every […]

Four new Action Groups launched in Reading!

At the Reading Homelessness Partnership meeting on September 4th, four new Action Groups were formed to tackle key issues in our town. Public Engagement and Comms group (including begging and tents): Vee Hutcheson (RBC), Kirsti Wilson (CONNCET Reading), Anthony Brain (RBC), Jon Yates (BCF), Alexa Volker (BID) andRebecca McDonald (BT Police) NRPF People/Migration & homelessness: […]

Cambridge Homelessness Partnership to launch on World Homeless Day

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Homeless Day; an opportunity to draw attention to people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Cambridge is marking this day with the launch of Street Support Cambridge and the wider It Takes A City (ITAC): Cambridge Homelessness Partnership. Cambridge’s journey […]