Ron in his new living room

A place to call my home

Ron* moved into a hostel following a relationship breakdown which left him on the street. He suffers from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in all his joints, is currently in remission from… Read more »

Young woman's arms folded

Help for homeless refugees

Church Homeless Trust supports asylum seekers in partnership with Housing Justice. While applying for asylum, people are not allowed to work or claim benefits, essentially making them homeless and destitute…. Read more »

Mosaic making at women's hostel - woman holding a personalised pot

Homeless women design mosaics

Homeless women at a hostel in Westminster have designed and built mosaics for a memorial area in their garden. Women living at Queen Mary’s hostel have experienced homelessness, and may… Read more »

Centrus staff hold a BBQ at Bruce House

Centrus donates at social media milestone

A company has celebrated reaching 500 followers with a donation to Church Homeless Trust. Financial advisor Centrus pledged to donate £500 to Church Homeless Trust when they reached 500 followers on LinkedIn…. Read more »

Musicians in the 'Skint but Mint' band pose together at hostel The Quays, Sittingbourne

Skint but Mint band transforms lives

A music project for former rough sleepers has already produced its own rock band. The Beat Project is a music, arts, and film project based in a hostel that aims… Read more »

Tom in his new home

“I was in a dark place”

Chronic pain led to Tom’s* life falling apart. Tom suffers from pinched nerves and issues with his tendons. He also has several fused areas in his spine and suffers pain… Read more »

Jonas with his new oven

Young adult finds independence

Jonas* moved into a foyer for young people after a childhood of neglect. His mum was an alcoholic and often didn’t feed him. She couldn’t help him get ready in… Read more »

A team of veterans pose after their football match

Football gets veterans ‘mingling’

Homeless veterans enjoyed a friendly football match. Residents of The Beacon, a scheme for homeless veterans, played a friendly match against Hardwick House at a professional sports facility. Life in a hostel can… Read more »

Liz Wilson, Chair of Church Homeless Trust board, portrait

Our new name

We have changed our name from Church Housing Trust to Church Homeless Trust. I’m Liz, the new Chair of Church Homeless Trust. Your donations are more important than ever as… Read more »

Street Buddies outreach volunteer greeting rough sleeper

Surviving sanctions

To make it out of homelessness permanently, each person needs individualised support. In a recent study, different barriers to leaving behind homelessness were looked at in detail. The ‘Welfare Conditionality’… Read more »

Homeless veterans' memorial garden at The Beacon with carved wooden bench and trellis

Veterans create memorial garden

A sad event brought together residents of a veteran’s scheme and a young man’s family. When Aaron arrived at a supported scheme for veterans, he had left his family due… Read more »

Bug hotel and wildlife pond at The Victoria Project, Cambridge

Hostel garden project grows and grows

Forging positive social networks is crucial for homeless people as they prepare to live independently. Studies on the effects of gardening on people’s welfare have shown significant reductions in depression… Read more »