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 »

Tom in his new home

“I was in a dark place”

Chronic pain led to Tom’s* life falling apart. Tom suffers from pinched nerves and issues with his tendons. He also has several fused areas in his spine and suffers pain… Read more »

Jonas with his new oven

Young adult finds independence

Jonas* moved into a foyer for young people after a childhood of neglect. His mum was an alcoholic and often didn’t feed him. She couldn’t help him get ready in… 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 »

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 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 »

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 »