Jericho social enterprises
Providing people with work, training in their social businesses, projects. They are breaking barriers, changing lives. 7 businesses offering goods, services to their communities and employment to local people who need it most.
2019 Homelessness Hackathon
Participants with a wide range of life and professional experience collaborated in teams to come up with innovative suggestions and solutions. The ideas were voted on by the event audience and the winning idea announced...
The world’s first 3D-printed neighbourhood
A giant 3D printer is creating new homes in rural Mexico. Each takes 24 hours and lets local families upgrade from a shack to a two-bedroom house. Could this be part of the global housing solution?
Second Shot Coffee
When Julius Ibrahim became increasingly interested in tackling homelessness, backed by social investment, he opened Second Shot Coffee, a social enterprise café in East London.
Homelessness and Community
The issue is not one of house-lessness, rather homelessness. Putting a roof over someone’s head does not provide them with the sense of acceptance and belonging that is needed to find a home. Homelessness and community have to be understood together.
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..
"Clarissa" Regional Online Screening: South East and London
Ideas Alliance CIC and Groundswell are thrilled to invite you to a screening of Clarissa: a film created to improve the health of people affected by homelessness through better understanding of their experiences.
This important film aims to create change through insights within the storyline of the main character, Clarissa. Her story is one of trauma, the importance of trust, and how this impacts someone’s experiences of healthcare. It has been woven together from real experiences of people trying to access the healthcare system while facing homelessness in the UK.
Post-screening discussions will give attendees opportunity to reflect on issues voiced in the film and consider how small changes in practice or policy could create a better healthcare experience for the people they support.
For other regional screenings through October, see https://groundswell.org.uk/clarissa/