Category: Volunteers

Churches save lives this winter

All over the country, there are churches preparing rooms for homeless people. Rough sleepers have been able to access a hot meal, safe, warm bed, and other facilities, instead of risking… Read more »

Shelter success

Church Homeless Trust is pleased to be supporting churches who have opened winter night shelters. For the first time this year, Church Homeless Trust expanded its funding to the guests… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Homeless women design mosaics

Mosaic making at women's hostel

Homeless women at a hostel in Westminster have designed and built mosaics for a memorial area in their garden. Women living at Queen Mary’s hostel have experienced homelessness, and may… Read more »

Centrus donates at social media milestone

Centrus BBQ Bruce House

A company has celebrated reaching 500 followers with a donation to Church Homeless Trust. Financial advisor Centrus pledged to donate £500 to Church Homeless Trust when they reached 500 followers on LinkedIn…. 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 »

A Volunteer’s Story – Part One

Supporting people with mental health issues

Our life experiences don’t define us, but they do shape how we see things. James’ support worker contacted us asking for funding for a laptop to support his volunteering work… Read more »

Having a bed is ‘icing on the cake’

Former homeless person Clive in his new bedroom after resettlement

Clive* never expected to lose his home, business, and family. He worked for 33 years of his life, including running his own business for 13 years. But both he and his… Read more »

ID is a passport to a fresh start

Resident of Park View homeless scheme Gemma with her new passport ID

When homeless, it is difficult to keep track of personal documents. You may have to leave where you are staying quickly, and not be able to take anything with you…. Read more »


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