New fridge freezer in the kitchen

“I can begin a new life”

Joe struggled with alcohol and drugs for most of his life. He wanted to change, especially after becoming involved with gangs. He told us his story. “I previously lived in… Read more »

Norah and Gemma

“It was like magic”

When Norah was kicked out by her dad, she went to stay with her step-dad. When he kicked her out too, she was forced to sleep rough. She lost all… Read more »

Man playing guitar

Music therapy supports high-needs residents

Music is an important way to support people with complex physical or mental health needs to have new experiences. Music therapy was provided for residents of a specialist support centre… Read more »

World Homeless Week Bucket Collection - volunteers smiling

World Homeless Week volunteers needed

World Homeless Week is fast approaching and there’s still plenty of time to take part. At the beginning of September, we will distribute World Homeless Week packs to organisations, churches,… Read more »

Mosaic of tree on the wall at Queen Mary's hostel

Suffrage centenary commemorated with mosaic

Homeless women have created a mosaic for the hundredth anniversary of the Women’s Vote. To commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, a mosaic was designed and built… Read more »

Teddy bear biscuits

Goodness baked in

Homeless veterans have been benefitting greatly from an on-site bakery at a veterans’ service. The Veterans’ Artisan Bakery is a community bakery supporting service residents and their families, staff, and… Read more »

Man in wheelchair in kitchen

Building a future

Paul was homeless on and off for 20 years in a cycle of substance misuse, mental health issues, and offending. He slept rough and used drugs and alcohol to cope… Read more »

World Homeless Week logo

World Homeless Week 2019

World Homeless Week is from 6-13 October 2019. As part of our mission to support churches and communities to help homeless people, we provide a World Homeless Week pack of… Read more »

Veteran doing woodwork

Veterans enjoy woodwork classes

Creative therapies can help veterans with anger issues, addiction, or other turmoil. They help people to release negative emotions, relax, and take their mind off their issues. Church Homeless Trust… Read more »

Young woman cooking in kitchen

Cooking turns lives around

Children in the care system are no longer legally looked after by their Local Authority once they turn 16. Without the skills they need to hold a tenancy, they can… Read more »

Matthew Doherty

Remembering Matthew

In Memoriam gifts are a unique way to honour someone who has passed away, and show support for a cause they believed in. When Matthew Doherty (pictured) passed away of… Read more »

Men on church shelter beds laughing

Our work with church shelters

The majority of church winter night shelters have now closed. But with our support, 66 people staying at church shelters across England received resettlement grants to move into their own… Read more »