Street Support

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 […]

25 Ways To Support People Over Winter

Here’s just a few ways you can help the charities who work tirelessly throughout the year helping people who have nowhere safe to call home. Along the way, you’ll also meet some incredible people….. Booth Centre Giving advice, helping people find accommodation, supporting people into work, running a variety of activities. (They also provide breakfast […]

Homeless & ‘Hidden’. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s)

With the media very much focused on people sleeping rough, perhaps it’s worth being reminded of a population that is mainly ‘hidden’ from the public eye. People who are frequently not accounted for in official statistics and have little or no support. These are people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s) – people who are […]

Hidden Homelessness – Families

2742 children are living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement. The number of homeless families in GM has risen by almost 1000% The number of homeless families across Greater Manchester currently exceeds 1500, with evidence showing hidden homeless people and hidden households equating to 10 times higher […]

Updates, links, news

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. Booth Centre Trustees Needed Booth Centre are looking to recruit new trustees. Particularly people with personal insight […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. A Bed Every Night Phase 2 Launches Mayor Andy Burnham announces £6m funding package for A Bed Every […]

Safety. Respect. Support.

Manchester sets MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS for emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough On Friday 30th August organisations from across Manchester came together to launch Manchester’s Emergency Accommodation Minimum Standards. The launch marks the outcome of months of significant collaborative efforts of the groups and individuals who collectively form The Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The minimum standards […]

Manchester Homelessness Strategy

A strategy with a vision to end homelessness in Manchester One year ago, members of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership developed Manchester’s first co-produced strategy to end all forms of homelessness. It has three main aims: To make homelessness rare: Increasing prevention and early intervention To make homelessness as brief as possible: Improving temporary accommodation and […]

Exeter Community Initiatives – FREE September courses

Exeter Community Initiatives announce FREE courses this autumn. The programmes include: Mindfulness Yoga Drama Digital Art Photography Health & Fitness Digital Music Making Video Creation Creative Coding Art & Crafts Food & Mood Connection Reflections  Ripple Effect is a FREE programme of activities for anyone who is recovering from a major life change. Either from drugs […]

CoLab Exeter Announce 3yr Comic Relief Grant

CoLab Exeter is pleased to announce the award of a three year Comic Relief grant to develop a city-wide Exeter Homeless Partnership (EHP); A Safe Place to Be. The partnership will bring together people with experience of homelessness, together with statutory, voluntary, business, and community sectors. By increasing understanding of the issue and co-designing community-led […]