Category: Rough sleepers

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 »

Surviving sanctions

Supporting entrenched rough sleepers

To make it out of homelessness permanently, each person needs individualised support. In a recent study, different barriers to leaving behind homelessness were looked at in detail. The ‘Welfare Conditionality’… 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 »

A Volunteer’s Story – Part Two

The Homeless Outreach & Support Team (HOST) is managed by Riverside Care & Support

James’ story of personal transformation continues. 10 December 2016 I moved into my own flat, and while it was terrifying, with planning and sheer determination I boxed it all and went…. Read more »


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