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Homelessness and Community
From an article by Enterprise Homes
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..
Products that could be used in small sites locally for rapid housing development. Quality housing, manufactured offsite to minimise on site disruption, whilst keeping the price well below the market average.
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
From a blog by Together for the Common Good
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
From research by Pathway and UCL
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
From a booklet by Church Housing Trust
Church Housing Trust practical step by step guide for churches. Information on helping people at different stages of homelessness.
Winter Night Shelters, Local Authorities and Benefits - London
@London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street London SW1P 4AU
An evening exploring partnership opportunities and what benefits our guests are entitled to.
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