Southampton

Lifetime Achievement Award for Southampton Nurse

A nurse from Southampton , who has dedicated her career to helping homeless people, has today been announced as the national winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award category at the NHS Parliamentary Awards, prestigious awards that celebrate people who have innovated, impressed and make a real difference to how the NHS provides care for patients. […]

Sleeping out is rough. Who cares?

  A summit called by Street Support Action Group Southampton to tackle rough sleeping in the city took place yesterday with around 100 delegates attending, representing more than 45 different organisations together with individual citizens interested in the issue. The summit presented the progress made by the partnership since starting in early 2018, highlighting the […]

Video Launch 4 April

Video Launch at Southampton Solent University, Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Spark Building. A summit called to tackle rough sleeping this Thursday has seen over 100 people book in. Civic and charity leaders from across the city will gather to take forward their commitment to see Southampton as a city where there is no need to sleep […]

Sleeping out is rough. Who cares?

Summit on Rough Sleeping The Beds, Begging and Business Conference last year has led to the formation of a partnership approach to tackling rough sleeping, drawing together organisations, businesses and individuals that care about tackling the level of rough sleeping in Southampton. This partnership is called the Southampton Street Support Action Group. During 2018, the […]

New “Container” Homes For Southampton

Southampton City Council have recently announced a new plan and partnership with Hugg Homes to provide new homes on otherwise unused sites set aside for development. Taking just four weeks to be installed and furnished these homes are based on a “container format” and provide affordable accommodation. The first site is on the east side […]

New beds – new welcome bags

Southampton City Council have funded 12 new bed spaces for street homeless people. These beds boost the current provision, a most welcome addition ahead of the winter. These new “low threshold” beds are integrated with day services so that users can have easy access into them. The new spaces were all in service by the […]

The Big Stadium Sleep Out

It won’t be your average night’s sleep! On Friday 30th November 2018, Saints Foundation and The Big Issue Foundation are inviting you and your colleagues to take part in The Big Stadium Sleep Out. The event will be held at St Mary’s Stadium, with fans getting the chance to sleep in the Itchen stand and […]

Southampton Rough Sleeping and Begging Charter

The collective initiative to tackle rough sleeping in Southampton, which started in January this year  has reached a significant milestone with the signing of the Southampton Rough Sleeping and Begging Charter on 24 September. Charities, faith groups, and civic chiefs have been working together and have all pledged to end rough sleeping in Southampton, after […]

SSJ SleepOut 2018

  Join us for a night sleeping under the stars, to highlight the issues surrounding homelessness throughout Hampshire. When: Friday 19th October 2018 Where: Guildhall Square, Southampton The number of rough sleepers across the UK continues to rise and whilst the problem is becoming more visible on our streets, there are also thousands of ‘hidden homeless’ sofa […]