Entries by Jamie Leeming

Liverpool Bands Play To Help The Homeless

Liverpool bands Cast and The Farm are to play a fundraising gig for the homelessness charity Crisis. The show, at the O2 Academy in Leeds on September the 18th, will kick-start a nationwide campaign, called Musicians Against Homelessness, that is being organised by former Oasis manager Alan McGee. As well as highlighting the issue of […]

Local Law Firm Supports Homeless Charity

Staff at local law firm Brabners voted to nominate Crisis as their chosen charity for 2016, as part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Although Brabners has a dedicated charity committee to organise fundraising events over the coming year, the task actually began before Christmas when staff raised more than £3,550 to support […]

Liverpool councilor says don’t give money to homeless people

A Liverpool councilor has said that if you want to help homeless people you shouldn’t give them money. Councillor Frank Hont advises instead of giving money directly to beggars in the street your money will have a greater impact if you donate to a recognised charity. Cllr Hont said: “When they [people] see somebody who […]

A kind gesture changes a homeless man’s life

A South African businessman’s kind gesture has led to another man’s life being changed in the space of just a few days. Entrepreneur Jay Margolis spotted a homeless man cleaning Bantry Bay Beach near Cape Town last week. Siyabulela Magobiyane, or ‘Dan’ as he’s more commonly known, regularly cleaned the beach because he wanted it to […]

Decision Deferred On Housing Benefit Cap

The Government has announced that it will put a 12-month delay on its proposals to bring supported housing rents in line with Local Housing Allowance. Over the past few months concern has been growing in the homelessness sector over the Government’s plans to cap supported housing rents to bring them in line with Local Housing […]

Homeless Man Rescues Damsel In Distress

A young woman who was rescued by a homeless man after missing her last train home has said she will “never look down at homeless people again”. Nicole Sedgebeer’s story has gone viral on Facebook and been picked up by several national newspapers. Nicole, who was in London for a night out on Thursday, said she nearly burst […]

Come And Have A Dig In The Bosco Garden!

With Spring just around the corner now is the time to be thinking about digging over the soil and preparing the land for planting. And this is exactly what is happening at Bosco House. But this is gardening with a difference, as project coordinator Alan Matthews explains: “In recent years there has been a significant […]

Number Of Rough Sleeper Up By A Third Last Year

Over the past five years the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England has doubled, whilst in the past year the figure has gone up by a third. Recently released government figures reveal an estimated 3,569 people are sleeping on streets on any one night. And even though these are national figures, […]

President Obama Committed To Tackling Homelessness

Here in England the government seems to be intent on hurting the most vulnerable, particularly the homeless, in our society. On the other side of the pond, however, US President Barrack Obama seems to have set off in the opposite direction by announcing a goal to “eliminate child and family homelessness by 2020.” Writing in […]

Bosco Walking Group Takes Great Strides

The walking group at Boscop House has started up again after taking a break for a few months. So far the group has taken on three walks that have provided both a challenge and enjoyment for all involved. One of the walkers, Stephen, said: “My experience on these walks has been exactly what I looked […]