Hope for the Homeless – Elisha’s Story

Back in May, Church Homeless Trust interviewed Elisha. Elisha is a shelter coordinator at St Patrick’s Church in Brighton and we’ve been supporting her work for some time. She had… Read more »

The Universal Credit system must change

Universal Credit, a system campaigners have long criticised for it’s lack of transparency in decision-making, unjustifiably long wait times and cruel sanctioning structure, has come under further strain in recent... Read more »

COVID-19: please give to foodbanks

In the wake of recent developments, CEO of Church Homeless Trust Miriam Morris urges the public to cease panic buying and think of the most vulnerable in society. Food banks… Read more »

Veterans' Art Therapy

Art therapy helps with trauma

Homelessness can cause a huge amount of emotional distress and add to existing mental health issues. For people experiencing anxiety or depression, it can be difficult to speak about upsetting… Read more »

Guildford Swingbridge boat trip

Guildford hostel residents take boat trip

A group of people recovering from homelessness have gone on a boat trip with their support workers. The Swingbridge narrowboats on the River Wey are staffed by long-term volunteers. They… Read more »

Rosie in her flat

Remembering Rosie

We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of someone we recently helped. Rosie had recently moved into her own flat after a lifetime of instability. Before that, she… Read more »

Pimlico Walking Group

Taking a break

Homelessness deprives people of so many little things that we can take for granted. People staying at hostels may be recovering from mental health issues and substance misuse. They may… Read more »

Vince Pope recording in St Michael and All Angels church

Fundraising album launch on the way

An album of original piano compositions will shortly be released to raise funds for homeless people. We’ve already told you about composer Vince Pope, who has won awards for his… Read more »

Christmas Eve

We hope that things will get better. A sentimental wish with angels and shepherds, And a cute baby. But there was pain and dirt, And so much killing of the… Read more »

Seventh Antiphon

This is the seventh of our series of short messages on each of the Great Advent Antiphons, used on the last seven days of advent. O Emmanuel, our king and… Read more »

Sixth Antiphon

This is the sixth of our series of short messages on each of the Great Advent Antiphons, used on the last seven days of advent. O King of the nations,… Read more »