By Jo Ash CEO of Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) As I step down as CEO of SVS I was asked by the Street Support Action Group with which I have worked since its inception to write some personal words about why housing and homelessness issues are of such importance to me. Undoubtedly my interest has […]
Homelessness – a personal perspective
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 […]
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 […]
Exeter YMCA to launch wellbeing project
YMCA Exeter is celebrating after being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support their work with homeless young people. Based in St David’s Hill in Exeter, the cash will be used to run a series of therapeutic activities to improve wellbeing and physical health for young people. Founded by local philanthropist John Dinham […]
MHP Youth Action Group Emerges.
Being homeless means not having a safe place to call home. Thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers. The reasons why young people become homeless are many and varied. A breakdown in family relationships, health issues, (both mental and physical), […]
Communication is Needed
Phone Charge Points in Greater Manchester. We’re trying to compile a comprehensive and accessible list of places, (organisations, businesses, shops, faith groups, charities) where people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness can charge their phones. As you know, it’s vital for people to keep in touch at this vulnerable time, (support workers, charities, […]
Innovation and Employment. Case Studies.
What innovative ways can we help combat homelessness and create jobs? Manchester is the home of the industrial revolution, the birth place of the first computer and where scientists first split the atom. Yet in the last year alone Manchester has seen a 40% increase in homelessness. As a city that prides itself on firsts […]
Young People & Homelessness: Collaboration and Action.
Last Wednesday we hosted a conversation with young people who are experiencing homelessness and front line workers from a range of services across Greater Manchester. One of the primary objectives was to discuss how we might build stronger relationships & make space for conversation between young people and front line services in Greater Manchester. We […]
Youth action initiative – update
We would like to share an update on the Youth Action Initiative following a recent event. The initiative is part of the Manchester Homelessness Charter and recently more than 40 young people from across different youth organisations attended an evening where lots of great ideas for going forward were discussed. The meeting focused on planning […]
Youth action initiative
As part of Manchester Homelessness Charter, various action groups were formed to co-produce solutions to issues that people experiencing homelessness face. One of those action groups is based at Centrepoint Manchester, focusing on issues young people are facing. This group have now formed the ‘Youth Action Initiative’… “A group of young people who have come together to encourage […]