Partnership

Feeding those on the street under lockdown

Under the current lockdown restrictions many of the charities that provide meals and food for the homeless have been required to close services as the only way to comply with the social distancing regulations. This has meant that for the homeless who are choosing to stay on the streets, the usual sources of their meals […]

[Webinar] Sharing partnership responses to Covid-19

On Wednesday 1 April, we facilitated a ‘Sharing partnership approach and responses to COVID-19’ webinar.  As well as inviting all Street Support Network partners, we extended the invitation to all other locations we have spoken with over recent months because if there was ever a time for collaboration and sharing best practice, it’s now. We […]

Luton Homeless Partnership – responding to Coronavirus

BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast host Andy Collins interviewed Matthew Bushnell, Luton Homelessness Partnership Chair to learn more about the COVID-19 Task Force being set up for homeless people in Luton. Matthew did a great job in highlighting that people who are homeless fall in the high-risk category of potentially contracting the virus. He spoke of how […]

Southampton summit celebrates reduction in rough sleeping.

On 10th March 2020, Street Support Action Group Southampton is holding another homelessness summit in the city, hosted at Solent University. The partnership feels that another conference is vital to update their partners on progress, celebrate the successes of the last year and continue to promote working together. Since the last conference in April 2019, there […]

Street Support Wakefield Postcards

Wakefield Council’s in house graphic designers have made some nifty little postcards to signpost people to the Wakefield section of Street Support. The postcards have been distributed across Wakefield’s library network as well as been given to partners in the network to distribute. A big thank you to The Communities Service at Wakefield Council for funding the postcards, to Wakefield […]

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 […]

What have we learnt through the Real Change campaigns about successful public responses to homelessness?

Written by Robbie Cowbury – Campaigns Manager, Riverside As is now well established, rough sleeping is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the current crisis. The latest ‘Homelessness Monitor’ published by Crisis suggests that the number of people who are ‘core homeless’ (that is, rough sleeping, sofa surfing, in hostels or other […]

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

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 […]