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GO! Southampton initiative for rough sleepers

New contactless charity donation points have been installed across Southampton as part of the ‘Change the Way you Give’ campaign. Two Saints, No Limits and Society of St James are the three local charities benefiting from the campaign, launched by the Street Support Action Group Southampton and funded by GO! Southampton to help support people […]

Move on housing – Hope into Action

Hope into Action: Southampton helps churches respond to homelessness and make a lasting difference to lives.  We are a local franchise of a national project operating for more than 10 years and and in over 20 cities.  City Life Church took on the franchise in 2019 in response to locally identified need for additional move […]

Beyond bricks and mortar

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their seventh conference last week and the second one held 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 last year of lockdowns and to look […]

Change the way you give

Homelessness is something we wouldn’t wish on anyone. People in Southampton who are homeless and on the street are often wet and freezing cold and very vulnerable. They are at risk of verbal and physical abuse and have increased health risks. They are a very diverse group and are there for a variety of different […]

Hope Into Action (Partnering With Faithworks Wessex) Purchase Their First House!

Hope into Action (HIA) is a national charity that enables investors to buy houses for the homeless. The key to this model is that every house is supported by a local church who provide support and friendship to the tenants such as assistance with paperwork and budgeting skills, eating meals or watching a film together. Faithworks in Partnership with HIA now […]

Social Media Students work – The Journey

Two student groups worked with Street Support Action Southampton to produce two different videos as part of their final year studies at Solent University which are now available to see. The two groups took different approaches, one created a short animated film called The Journey, which aims to spread awareness of homelessness and encourage charitable […]

Churches Winter Beds Scheme 2021 ends in Southampton

This year’s winter bed scheme for people sleeping rough in Southampton comes to an end on Monday 1st March. Paul Woodman from Street Support Southampton helped organise the offer following the success of last winter’s beds across seven local churches. He said: “Working with the council and its partners, including public health, we were able […]

2020 The year for Big Difference

Sanjay Mall has been nominated for the Police and Crime Commissioner Volunteer of the year in the South for his work with the homeless in Southampton. Sanjay has worked with the Big Breakfast at Above Bar Church for 12 years and this year set up the Big Difference to provide meals for the homeless. The […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre event on 30th September

On Wednesday 30th September, 112 people from frontline support staff, GMCA officers and elected officials, advocates and neighbours to people with experience of homelessness attended and participated in the first Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre on Multiple Disadvantage. It was an interactive on-line event where community members worked together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate […]

Relaunch of the Churches Rent Deposit Scheme

World Homeless Day 10 October 2020 A fund to support people at risk of homelessness has been relaunched on the 10th anniversary of World Homeless Day.  The aim of this global day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while […]