Category: Rough sleepers

Rough sleeper now ‘always smiling’

Terry found himself homeless after a relationship breakdown over financial problems. He has also been battling alcohol dependency since leaving the army many years before. He left the family home… Read more »

Tom’s new clothes

More than 24,000 people in Britain spent the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses, or tents, according to research by the charity Crisis. The new research suggests that… Read more »

Clothing collection for rough sleepers

A school took action this year in response to the growing numbers of homeless people in England. Year 9 and staff of All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham decided to… Read more »

Neil gets a second chance

After a childhood spent in care, Neil began living alone at a young age. Without support, guidance, and love, he became homeless. He sofa surfed for more than two years,… Read more »

Couple have a place to plan for the future

Long-term partners Steve and Linda contracted Weil’s disease from contaminated water in their Flat, which was over run with rats. They became so ill that they were hospitalised and, on… Read more »

Digital inclusion pilot begins

Lack of access to the Internet is a huge barrier to people who are trying to escape the cycle of homelessness. In order to find housing or employment, homeless people… Read more »

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 »

Support for church night shelters

Church Homeless Trust has extended its funding to temporary night shelters opened by churches. As the number of homeless people on our streets continues to grow, temporary church and community… Read more »

Making a fresh start

Domestic violence is one of the most common reasons for women and children to become homeless. Not only does it break up families, but the victim must often leave behind… Read more »

Help for homeless refugees

Anon refugee

Church Homeless Trust supports asylum seekers in partnership with Housing Justice. While applying for asylum, people are not allowed to work or claim benefits, essentially making them homeless and destitute…. 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 »

Our new name

We have changed our name from Church Housing Trust to Church Homeless Trust. I’m Liz, the new Chair of Church Homeless Trust. Your donations are more important than ever as… Read more »


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