Category: Life skills

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

Keen cyclist finds work

Gerald had nowhere to go following a relationship breakdown with his uncle, who he has lived with since he was a child. He had no experience of how to live… Read more »

Hostel residents enjoy monthly events

Homeless people experience a lot of isolation and need encouragement and support to establish new relationships once in a hostel. Church Homeless Trust has funded a series of events at… Read more »

Skint but Mint band transforms lives

A music project for former rough sleepers has already produced its own rock band. The Beat Project is a music, arts, and film project based in a hostel that aims… Read more »

Hostel garden project grows and grows

Forging positive social networks is crucial for homeless people as they prepare to live independently. Studies on the effects of gardening on people’s welfare have shown significant reductions in depression… Read more »

Depression and homelessness

Despair

Poor mental health remains one of the great unaddressed issues surrounding homelessness. In recent months, we have seen a marked increase in the number of applications for our grants that… Read more »

Gardens grow confidence in homeless people

Members of the Riverside Young Peoples Gardening Project work in a garden in Enfield. August 15 2017 Matthew Power Photography www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk Gardening projects across the country are inspiring confidence and a sense of community in people who have been homeless. North London Young adults at a foyer for homeless young people... Read more »

Helping homeless veterans

Re-housed veteran with therapy dog

Joe became homeless after leaving the British Army. He returned home to Northern Ireland, but because of his service, was beaten and threatened with his life by local paramilitaries. He… Read more »

A taste of independence

Ex-offenders, especially young adults, often lack basic life skills such as cooking and budgeting.

Ex-offenders, especially young adults, often lack basic life skills such as cooking and budgeting. They may also have problems with reading and writing. On top of this, many prisoners have… Read more »

Wakey wakey… Eggs and bakey!

People who have just come off the street usually have no money. Most have health complications, and some struggle with addiction. Funding for breakfast clubs at hostels starts their day with something positive.

People who have just come off the street usually have no money. Most have health complications, and some struggle with addiction. Funding for breakfast clubs at hostels starts their day… Read more »

Residents have growing success

In early July, homeless residents at a scheme in Ipswich were funded by Church Housing Trust to begin a self-grow project, producing their own vegetables.

In early July, homeless residents at a scheme in Ipswich were funded by Church Housing Trust to begin a self-grow project, producing their own vegetables. Gardening has many therapeutic qualities,… Read more »


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