Living room with cup on table

Former cabbie has a new home

David was evicted when he lost his job and his landlady would not accept housing benefit. Originally a cab driver, he was diagnosed with asthma and high blood pressure. On… Read more »

Christmas wreath on door

Christmas crafts create confidence

Christmas can be an isolated time of year for those who have been homeless. But when the right support is available, it can transform someone’s holiday. Rick had to leave his home… Read more »

Pupils from All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham with their clothing donation

Clothing collection for rough sleepers

A school took action this year in response to the growing numbers of homeless people in England. Year 9 and staff of All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham decided to… Read more »

Two people having tea

Neil gets a second chance

After a childhood spent in care, Neil began living alone at a young age. Without support, guidance, and love, he became homeless. He sofa surfed for more than two years,… Read more »

Kitchen; large steel pot and potatoes

Couple have a place to plan for the future

Long-term partners Steve and Linda contracted Weil’s disease from contaminated water in their Flat, which was over run with rats. They became so ill that they were hospitalised and, on… Read more »

Two young adults using tablets

Digital inclusion pilot begins

Lack of access to the Internet is a huge barrier to people who are trying to escape the cycle of homelessness. In order to find housing or employment, homeless people… Read more »

Big Give Christmas Challenge logo

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Double your donation to us

Your donation to us can have double the impact thanks to the Big Give. From 12.00p.m. on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only…. Read more »

Emergency sit up bed in living room

Support for church night shelters

Church Homeless Trust has extended its funding to temporary night shelters opened by churches. As the number of homeless people on our streets continues to grow, temporary church and community… Read more »

Welcome mat outside door

Making a fresh start

Domestic violence is one of the most common reasons for women and children to become homeless. Not only does it break up families, but the victim must often leave behind… Read more »

Man cycling

Keen cyclist finds work

Gerald had nowhere to go following a relationship breakdown with his uncle, who he has lived with since he was a child. He had no experience of how to live… Read more »

World Homeless Week logo, 7-14 October 2018

Did you take part in World Homeless Week?

Huge thanks to everyone who got involved in World Homeless Week this 7-14 October. More than 100 churches and other communities took part, including the Salvation Army in both Essex… Read more »