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Giving a homeless person a chance
In the summer of 2017, some roofing contractors in north London spotted a homeless man sleeping on a bench close to their latest job. The man asked if they might need some help with their roofing job one morning..
Creating a full circle solution to homelessness 
The Social Bite Village will create an innovative, low cost, safe living environment for up to 20 people for around 12 -18 months. During this time the residents will receive extensive support.
Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness  
The interior design of homeless shelters or transitional accommodation can either support or hinder people’s ability to assert control over their future and their self-esteem.
For the last, for the least, for the lost
A church began to attract people who through illness, poverty and disability were on the margins of society. The church grew and changed through this new life.
The Church of the Table 
Every day, anybody who wishes to join for lunch can knock at our door. It is a “family table”, everyone is asked to help in some task, like in every family.
U-Turn - a sustainable way to address the needs of the homeless 
A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise.
Society's excluded people ten times more likely to die early 
Research highlights the extreme rates of death and disease faced by excluded people and lays out clear evidence for interventions that can help save lives.
How to help homeless people 
Church Housing Trust practical step by step guide for churches. Information on helping people at different stages of homelessness.
Self-build housing - a win, win, win? 
With the housing shortage increasingly acute, groups and LAs around the UK are looking to community self-build as a potential solution.
5 tips to help those on the street 
Lessons from The Bowery Mission, New York, established in 1879 and seeing lives changed every week.

Events (2 found)

Empty Homes - Community Solutions: International Perspectives - Birmingham
@Room 429 - Muirhead Tower, Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT
Birmingham Univ Seminar. Experts from Spain, Japan and England will provide fresh perspectives on the scope and benefits of community engagement with empty homes to promote regeneration, renewal, skills and training outcomes, new housing supply and sustainable community organisations. Eva Morales will discuss her PhD findings on urban vacancy as an opportunity in Spain, Yoshinobu Kikuchi will discuss the experience of engaging with long term population decline and property abandonment in Japan while Caroline Gore-Booth will reflect on the success of Giroscope from Hull in the World Habitat Awards 2016. Followed by panel discussion.
Winter Night Shelters, Refugees and Migrants - London
@London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street London SW1P 4AU
A gathering for all churches across London who are involved in hosting and volunteering at a Winter Night Shelters or Homeless Drop-in’s. As we head towards spring, but what better time is there to prepare ourselves? On the evening we’ll have key input from Bethan Lant, Project Lead at Praxis and Angela Afzal of Capital Mass as we explore how the church can support Homeless Migrants, those with No Recourse to Public Funds, European Nationals, Asylum Seekers as well as individuals trapped in Modern Slavery. As the UK has implemented a hostile environment policy and as we journey towards and possibly through Brexit. The landscape for many is ever more complex meaning that churches on the front line, need to be as informed as they can be in order to know how to support and respond.

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