Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sleeping rough

Rough sleeping – not just a winter’s tale

As temperatures drop and Christmas approaches, many people’s thoughts turn to what it might be like to be homeless at this time of year. In his latest blog, Chief Executive Howard Sinclair reflects on the reality of sleeping rough not just at winter, but all year round. Read more.  Read more

Nov 27th | Howard Sinclair | Hostels, shelters & projects, Key people
Talking

How can we help people understand mental health?

David is a volunteer and member of Outside In, our client representative group. Here he talks about the importance of mental health and how he believes everyone needs more education about the issue. Read more. Read more

Nov 25th | Team | Guest blogs, Real life stories
A client having his blood pressure taken

Having diabetes – and being homeless

Friday 14 November is World Diabetes Day. In our latest blog, Bernadine Flavius, one of our health coordinators, is using the day as an opportunity to talk to clients and staff about diabetes and provide advice on how to prevent and tackle the condition.  Read more

Nov 14th | Team | Guest blogs, Support
Poppies

Putting Down Roots at the Garden of Reflection

11 November 1918 marked the end of World War One. On this day each year the nation remembers those who gave their lives. Amy Dwyer, our Marketing and Communications Officer, spoke with our clients who helped to create a World War One memorial garden at Sandham Memorial Chapel for the centenary.  Read more

Nov 11th | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
Dual Diagnosis

A new angle for dual diagnosis

Dan Ware, Deputy Manager at our Lambeth Assessment Centre, took part in an innovative study trip this year, funded by the London Housing Foundation (LHF), to learn more about how homelessness services operate in the United States. In the fourth of a series about the trip, he writes about the importance of dual diagnosis – addressing mental […] Read more

Nov 4th | Dan Ware | Guest blogs, Support

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