Two women ride a carousel together on a day trip to Brighton

A break from the norm

As the weather brightens, it’s time for the homelessness schemes that Church Housing Trust raises funds for to start planning summer trips and activities. Fresh air and a break from… Read more »

Bar of chocolate with red line through it

Continuing your Lent journey

The days are finally brightening and it was lovely to have had some warmer weather over the weekend, which we hope has spurred you on your Lent journey, whether it’s… Read more »

Dave Bray holding his kids proudly after running a marathon

Marathon man

Church Housing Trust is lucky enough to have another keen fundraiser taking on an incredible challenge later in the year. Dave Bray is raising funds for The Beacon, a supported… Read more »

Gate Buddies logo image

Help for ex-offenders in Manchester

Church Housing Trust is proud to fund the Gate Buddies project, which supports ex-offenders in Greater Manchester. The scheme has been going from strength to strength, so much so that it caught the… Read more »

Bracken Court residents wearing safety gear and helmets ready for their challenges

Learning to love yourself

It has been said that learning to love yourself is the vital first step to finding romantic love. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Church Housing Trust unearths some top tips to… Read more »

Rough sleeper under colourful blanket

It can happen to anyone

A survey by Christian charity The Salvation Army has shown a disturbing difference between the causes of homelessness and what most people automatically assume has happened. The survey, carried out by Ipsos… Read more »

Man and woman speaking at a hostel group

Giving homeless people the chance to talk

Mental health charity Mind’s recent campaign, Time to Talk, demonstrates that mental health is a neglected part of a huge number of people’s lives, not least those who have been… Read more »

Railway Road residents and their delicious dishes

Tasting the difference

Homeless people with chaotic backgrounds can lack skills that would help them to live full, independent lives, such as basic cooking knowledge; and it makes a huge difference to their… Read more »

Law firm helps fund training kitchen

A local law firm trust, Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust, has donated £500 towards a residents’ training kitchen at Newton House in Gloucester. Newton House is a Riverside ECHG supported… Read more »

The Boundaries group at New Romney station

Full steam ahead

Lucky residents of Riverside’s The Boundaries scheme in Romford went on a day trip to Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, a steam and diesel-powered miniature railway that lets you explore… Read more »

Clara in her room at Beck House

Clara’s story

Clara da Costa recently moved into Riverside’s Beck House in London, where she’s become so involved that she is now the tenant representative, and is applying to become Tenant Inspector. However,… Read more »