Category: Veterans

Veterans enjoy woodcraft workshop

Just before Christmas, veterans enjoyed carpentry workshops that developed their skills and creativity. The Veterans Woodcraft Organisation offers bespoke training and support to homeless veterans in a homeless veterans service… Read more »

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 »

Football gets veterans ‘mingling’

Homeless veterans enjoyed a friendly football match. Residents of The Beacon, a scheme for homeless veterans, played a friendly match against Hardwick House at a professional sports facility. Life in a hostel can… Read more »

Veterans create memorial garden

A sad event brought together residents of a veteran’s scheme and a young man’s family. When Aaron arrived at a supported scheme for veterans, he had left his family due… Read more »

Former Trust Chair wins award

Award winner and retired Trustee Commander Robert Cribb at the Churchill Awards 2017

We were pleased to hear that our recently retired Chair, Commander Bob Cribb, received an award. Bob was recognised at the Churchill Awards for the over 65s, to honour his contribution… 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 »

Our Chair retires

Church Housing Trust Board Chair, Cmdr Bobb Cribb

Commander Robert Cribb MBE RN (Retd) has now formally retired from his role as Chair of the Board of Church Housing Trust. He spent nine years on the Board and had many… Read more »

Veterans visit Buckingham Palace

Martyn Laidlaw and Callum Brannen with the Beefeaters Buckingham Palace.

Veterans who have experienced homelessness were pleased to be invited to an annual party at Buckingham Palace. The event, hosted by Prince Harry and organised by the Not Forgotten Association,… Read more »

Veterans in the kitchen

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager visits the veterans' bakery Many people will be attending VE Day memorial activities or celebrations across the country, so we took a look at the steps some homeless veterans are taking to improve their... Read more »

Marathon man

Dave Bray

Church Housing Trust is lucky enough to have another keen fundraiser taking on an incredible challenge later in the year. Dave Bray is raising funds for The Beacon, a supported… Read more »

One homeless man and his dog

Sean and Eric the Spaniel

You may have heard of Bob the cat, companion of Big Issue seller James Bowen, who has become the star of several best-selling books. But is it a good idea for homeless people… Read more »

Building on specialist support for veterans

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager visits the veterans' bakery

As well as the Independent newspaper’s veterans’ campaign, housing association Riverside has launched a number of landmark partnerships to improve its services for homeless veterans in the centenary year of the… Read more »

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