Category: Training & employment

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 »

Former cabbie has a new home

David was evicted when he lost his job and his landlady would not accept housing benefit. Originally a cab driver, he was diagnosed with asthma and high blood pressure. On… Read more »

Christmas crafts create confidence

Christmas can be an isolated time of year for those who have been homeless. But when the right support is available, it can transform someone’s holiday. Rick had to leave his home… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Training helps homeless young people

Breakfast club at Cangle Foyer

Homeless young people often struggle with basic skills for day to day life. Growing up in care, or a neglectful environment, can lead young people to be very isolated and… 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 »

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 »

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 »


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