Rough Sleeping

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 […]

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, […]

Stroud Green Road, London – Community Support Event

 Islington Council, in partnership with Haringey Council, hosted an event last month to discuss Stroud Green Road, a problematic and challenging rough sleeping hotspot in the London Borough. Our newest team member, Samra, was invited to the event to gain insight into the issue and to share her learnings in the hope that specific actions […]

Southampton Churches to open doors to people sleeping rough

Churches around Southampton are making plans to open their buildings to people sleeping rough this winter. It follows a city-wide partnership commitment to end the need for rough sleeping in the city. The Street Support Network partnership believes that: “No-one deserves to live a life on the streets. We believe they deserve better.” Paul Woodman from City […]

A Willow House Success Story

“When you’re living on the streets, and all ties to friends and family are cut, the will to live, and to carry on, becomes immensely hard” Charlie McGinley – former resident of the Salvation Army’s Willow House Hostel. Without a roof over your head, and without any means of income, it’s easy to turn down […]

Number of people sleeping rough in Reading falls

The number of people sleeping rough in Reading has fallen in a year but still remains a huge issue, council bosses and charities say. An annual count of rough sleepers by Reading Borough Council found 25 people sleeping on the streets in November 2018. This is a fall from the 31 recorded in the same month in 2017. […]

Rough Sleeping Statistics Autumn 2018 England

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Housing Statistical Release 31st Jan 2019 This publication provides information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping for autumn 2018. The snapshot is taken annually in England using street counts, evidence-based estimates, and estimates informed by spotlight street counts. • The total number of people counted or […]