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St John’s Homelessness Initiative

What is St John’s? St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Once constructed, the 6 acre site will be mixed-mode and plans to include 2,500 new homes, 600,000sq ft of workspace, and 400,000sq ft of leisure space. It is estimated […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole set up a CIO

  A word from Alistair Doxat-Purser from Faithworks Wessex on the latest developments in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole network… BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) Homelessness Action Collaborative; over 20 agencies, faith groups and charities are proud of creating this new charity that opens up new opportunities to bring help to people on the street locally. […]

MEET…. THE MEN’S ROOM

Who they are The Men’s Room is a unique arts and social care charity based in Manchester whose core mission is supporting marginalised young men engaged in sex work or at risk of exploitation. The Men’s Room work with male and trans sex workers, men with experience of sexual exploitation and homeless men, offering practical […]

‘A Week In The Life’ – Reach Out To The Community

We spotted this on Facebook recently and thought we’d share. Reach Out To The Community are a fantastic group of people, working tirelessly with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed in South Manchester. Amongst so many other things, here’s an example of just one week: 3rd June – 8th June 2019: Last week was […]

Launchpad’s Pancake Race

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Launchpad’s annual pancake race took place a couple of months ago in Broad Street for the fifteenth time.Unlike last year, the rain […]

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 […]

Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Last year, Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out raised over £20,000 and highlighted not only the problem for people sleeping rough in Reading but also […]

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. […]

Willow House – Salvation Army Lifehouse

The Life House in Reading can accommodate up to 38 men and women experiencing homelessness. In addition to providing safe accommodation, the Lifehouse also offers a variety of activities and provides essential life skills. Gardening is just one of the activities available. As well as providing shelter for rough sleepers, the workers at the hostel […]

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 […]