Partnership

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Homelessness Reduction Board Launch

On October 10, World Homeless Day, people who have been homeless and many people across BCP – statutory, voluntary, the wonderful church and community activities and those in the business sector – gathered to celebrate the launch of the Homelessness Reduction Board. In order to make sustained, positive change, working more effectively by bringing together […]

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 […]

Big Change Luton

The purpose of Big Change is to raise awareness of services and to pay for practical items for individuals need to build independent lives away from the streets.  The Big Change model originally started in Manchester in 2016 and has been such a success that more locations across the UK have followed suit and set […]

World Homeless Day Luton Partnership

We’re very pleased to announce Luton’ first Homeless Partnership made up of over 15 services and people with lived experience. The purpose of the Partnership is Ending Homelessness through co-produced solutions. The objectives are: To embed coproduction in homelessness services in Luton;  To promote partnership working – a “call to arms” for everyone to get […]

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 […]

YMCA Reading – Summertime and Beyond

Reading YMCA provides 40 units of supported housing for 16 to 24 year olds referred by Reading Borough Council. The bedsits are modern and all are ensuite, 28 with kitchenettes and 12 with shared kitchens. Four of the units are reserved for young mother’s with babies. Guest blog by Arlene Kersley, YMCA Reading Chief Executive […]

#HealthNow – Creating a foundation for moving out of homelessness

Guest blog by Becky Evans, Groundswell Development Manager. Is your Network interested in Homeless Health? If so, please take a moment to read this article to learn more about the topic.  Homelessness and Health Inequalities The level of recent media attention on homelessness and early preventable deaths will have not escaped many people. The reality […]

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 Street Aid – Alternative giving in Cambridge

Three years ago, two officers at Cambridge City Council had an idea: “…what if we could create an alternative to handing money directly to people living on the streets, and use the money raised to help people leave the streets behind…?” In November 2016, Cambridge Street Aid was born. The model is simple: Donate to […]