Sheffield's Rough Sleeper Initiative
What is The Rough Sleeper Initiative?
In March 2018 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced the creation of a new multi-disciplinary rough sleeper initiative to work intensely with local areas to tackle rough sleeping and to i... Read More
Extra help for rough sleepers - a community response
Last winter, 2017-18, Sheffield City Council worked in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the British Red Cross, and Framework to provide somewhere safe and warm for people at risk of rough sleeping, when 'weather watch' was in operation.
The Fire Station is a great lo... Read More
Empathy, care and kindness for vulnerable women - Salvation Army Women's Lifehouse
In many services and supported accommodation providers I have visited, women, their stories and experiences are conspicuous by their absence. The Salvation Army’s women only accommodation was, therefore, a must visit for me, as I wanted to speak to women experiencing homelessness in the cit... Read More
Food and friendship on Sundays - The Sunday Centre
On Sundays in Sheffield, homeless support services are closed. So, if you are homeless or vulnerably housed, socially excluded or in need of company, want somewhere to get warm and sit for a while amongst understanding friends, wish to enjoy a hot drink and a home cooked nourishing meal, then the... Read More
Our outreach teams, out on the streets, daily.
What most people see when they walk around the city centre, through the underpasses, or to catch a train, is people sat on the street, often tucked inside a sleeping bag, begging for change.
Peoples’ reactions can probably be grouped into 2 main themes;
* How awful, that poo... Read More
Support for people with complex lives - 911 Project
As I was buzzed into the 911 Project, the member of staff who let me in apologised – she was mid way through dealing with a client who’s smoke alarm was going off in his flat, and he was refusing entrance to staff who were concerned for his welfare. “We don’t often have fi... Read More
SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN NEED OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – BLOG BY STEVE CLARK OF THE SUNDAY CENTRE
“Tis the season to be jolly” – well for most of us it is. Once the stress of shopping is over the Christmas holidays are pretty good.
But what about those who are struggling, those without money and perhaps not even a home – what about them? What about people we see sat begg... Read More
Join the Help Us Help Christmas campaign
We’ve joined with city centre businesses on a Christmas campaign that everyone can be part of. Find out more and get involved....
NEWS: Big businesses join campaign to tackle begging and help the homeless
John Lewis, Virgin Money and McDonalds have ... Read More
Steph's Story - 09/06/17
Steph’s story of volunteering at the Cathedral Archer Project: Homelessness is something that I have always thought a lot about so deciding to investigate it for my third year dissertation just made sense and was the perfect opportunity to delve in and find out more. I have always wondered a... Read More