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 »

Older man holds his head in his hand

Depression and homelessness

Poor mental health remains one of the great unaddressed issues surrounding homelessness. In recent months, we have seen a marked increase in the number of applications for our grants that… Read more »

Easter egg flower and bunny rabbit arrangement

Easter celebrations at hostels

Thanks to our donors’ support this year, we are able to support lots of fun activities for people in hostels over the Easter weekend. Mums in hostels can struggle to… Read more »