Rough Sleeping

Southampton September Conference – “No one comes off the streets due to the work of one agency”

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their sixth conference last week. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions this one was the first that was online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the […]

Good news on the Radio

Paul Woodman, chair of the Street Support Action Group was interviewed on Radio Solent on the day of the recent conference in Southampton (10 Sept) to outline the collaborative working taking place in the city.  Paul spoke about how the change of government policy called “Everyone in” has given new opportunities to some people that […]

Covid-19 provides move on success

When the lockdown for Covid-19 started there was much concern over the situation of the street homeless. The government made a request to local authorities to “get everyone in” and offered funding for this. In Southampton, the City Council worked closely with the partner organisations forming the charter and has had great success not only […]

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 […]

(GM) COVID19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. REGIONAL Salford Crisis Fund – COVID-19 https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/live-grants A responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to […]

News from Southampton Summit

On 10 March people gathered to hear about progress made addressing the issue of homelessness in the city during the last year.  At the summit they were told how services have been improved over the past two years, with recent figures showing that the number of people sleeping rough in Southampton has reduced by 48% […]

Southampton Winter Shelter

From Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, seven churches across Southampton opened up their doors to rough sleepers for a pilot project of the Churches Winter Night Shelter. The churches included City Life Church, Victory Gospel Church, Saint Mary’s Church, St Deny’s Church, St Mark’s Church, Above Bar Church and Central Baptist […]

Coffee4Craig is moving – here’s how you can help.

Coffee4Craig provide a seven nights a week evening drop-in service for people who are rough sleeping within Manchester. But they offer so much more than just home-cooked hot food. Practical advice and signposting, crisis intervention, medical support, accommodation referrals and always emotional support – 7 nights a week. Coffee4Craig supports over 60 people each night […]

Manchester’s Emergency Accommodation Standards – Review on Progress January 2020

The Vision and Objectives were set out in the Emergency Accommodation Standards that were agreed by the Manchester Homeless Partnership and Manchester City Council in August 2019.  (Read Safety. Respect. Support here). They were reviewed at the Emergency Accommodation Action Group meeting on 28th January 2020. Vision for June 2022 And Beyond That everyone who […]

Homeless Catalyst Fund launched in Islington

  Islington Giving has teamed up with Islington Council to launch a new Homeless Catalyst Fund this winter. Every penny given will support people who are or have been, living on the streets of Islington. The Homeless Catalyst Fund will provide small grants of up to £500 directly to people sleeping on the streets, or […]