#Workingtogether

A Great Big Thank You To You All!

Thanks to all the charities and organisations – from the big nationals to the smaller locals. Working tirelessly throughout the year to help and support. Thanks to all the businesses and the faith networks. Your generosity and kindness is turning lives around. Thanks to the army of fantastic and dedicated volunteers who do all that […]

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 […]

Working towards A Bed Every Night

No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester, particularly in winter. A Bed Every Night for everyone is the priority aim of the Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network. GMHAN is a collaboration of organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and individuals in Greater Manchester. Giving people a bed […]

Launch brings together MPs, councils, mayors and local businesses to work as one

By Charlotte Willis (Project Support Worker)   Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hosted an incredible launch event last week (5/10/18), to inspire a new approach to tackle homelessness in the area. The event, held at BCHA’s The Factory, brought together homeless organisations, charities, local businesses, Conor Burns MP, the mayor of Poole and the […]

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 […]

Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Street Support partners & local businesses in Bournemouth make pledge to provide free water refill stations for the homeless during hot weather

HOPE AOK Rucksack Appeal, Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole, BCHA, The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire, BH1 Project, BCARS, Pivotal Housing & Shelter, alongside local business Sunrise Organics  have all agreed to provide free access to water for the homeless community during the heatwave  Here is a link to where to find us: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WGJn3JxNdpWeJTVQNwcCvyUbm09-Kq74&usp=sharing We’re working together to help the homeless in Bournemouth.