Partnership

More than ever, it’s important that details on the website are up to date

Perhaps more than ever, it’s important that there is visibility of all services available to people in need. The team in Reading have updated each organisation’s record on the website to reflect operation hours during the pandemic and over the winter period. We encourage you to do the same for your location so we can […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre Funding & Commissioning event on 9th Dec

On Wednesday 9th December, we hosted #GMLegislativeTheatre event on Funding & Commissioning. We explored some structural barriers and ideas when it comes to funding.            Thank you for all your comments and engagement on social media. You can check them out #GMlegislativetheatre, and also see some of the reflection from our […]

Street Support Cambridge goes countywide

Our vision is a citizen-led network, where people with personal insight into homelessness, decision makers and people with resources co-create effective solutions together”. This coming Winter will be unlike any we have experienced before. As the temperature begins to fall, and the nights draw in, the added sense of dislocation created by COVID-19 will leave us all reflecting on […]

Street Support Nottingham launches –Buses, Boots and Business cards

More than 15 charities that support homeless people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have teamed up to launch Street Support Nottingham this December. Throughout December numerous Nottingham City buses are carrying large banners advertising the service to the city’s citizens. However, because of the disruption to the city centre and other shopping high streets, we have […]

5 Ways We Tackled Homelessness in Edinburgh Under COVID-19 Lockdown

On the 23rd March 2020 Scotland went into lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone with one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in post-war Britain. For people experiencing homelessness the challenge was even greater. Having nowhere to self-isolate meant more risk of becoming ill with the virus or spreading it. The services people relied […]

Partnership working to end homelessness together in Edinburgh

We are proud of our famous city for the historical castle that dominates the skyline, an international arts festival attracting millions of visitors every summer and many hills with sweeping views. It is fantastic to live in such a vibrant place and yet Edinburgh is also a city that lacks affordable housing and leaves some […]

University steps up support for Streetwork during Covid-19 crisis

The University of Edinburgh has been playing its part to support vulnerable rough sleepers by working with local charity Streetwork. The University has donated face masks to ensure frontline workers have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used its vans to collect food, and worked with its contractor Balfour Beatty to arrange a donation of toiletries. A […]

Working together to support vulnerable and homeless people in the Wakefield district

You may already know that the Wakefield district has been part of the Street Support Network since 2019. This year, the partner organisations involved wanted to improve the offer by providing an easy-to-use alternative giving platform. Safer Together (Wakefield’s Community Safety Partnership) agreed to fund the Investors in Community (IIC) platform so that it could […]

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 […]