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 »

Supporting entrenched rough sleepers

Surviving sanctions

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 »

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 »

Hostel gardening 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 »

Despair

Depression and homelessness

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 »

Male Afghanistan refugee given leave to remain and shelter

Support through difficult times

Khalid is one of many young people in the UK with no family to support him. He moved here alone from Afghanistan several years ago. He does not know where… Read more »

Easter egg flower bunny rabbit arrangement

Easter celebrations at hostels

Thanks to our donors’ support this year, we are able to support lots of fun activities for people in hostels over the Easter weekend. Mums in hostels can struggle to… Read more »

Home living room with sofa and table

Former alcoholic now loves life

Fran* is 51 and a recovering alcoholic. She drank for over 20 years of her life, estranging her friends and family in the process. After falling very ill, she was… Read more »

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

A Volunteer’s Story – Part Two

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 »