Entries by Jamie Leeming

Sefton Homeless Services Open As Usual Over The Holidays

It’s business as usual for all Sefton Supported Housing Group projects over the holiday period, as each organisation will continue to provide their normal service opening times. The Sit-Up Service for rough sleepers at Bosco House, the Sead Project and Leyland Road, will operate as usual, 8pm to 8am, each night. This means that no […]

Bosco Pilot Controlled Drinking Programme

Bosco House is to pilot a new approach to helping chaotic drinkers reduce the harm from the alcohol they are consuming. The aim of the programme is to help clients gain control over their drinking by allowing them to have an agreed amount of alcohol at set times during the day. This is part of […]

New Start Working To Improve Financial Confidence In Vulnerable Households

New Start has been working in partnership with Liverpool Citizen Advice Partnership since April 2015 to deliver the Improving Financial Confidence Programme. New Start is a host Hub providing support to volunteers to enable them to provide assistance to help tenants manage their finances. The scheme is aimed at social housing tenants, first-time tenants, such as […]

A Lord Comes To Bosco House

Bosco House was buzzing with excitement at the prospect of a real-life Lord paying a visit this month. As part of the Well Sefton scheme, Lord Andrew Mawson called in to spend some time talking to service users to get the low-down on life in Bosco. The focus of his visit was to find out […]

“One person without a home is one too many” Says Minister

The minister for local government (whose portfolio covers homelessness) Marcus Jones MP, spoke at the Homeless Link conference ‘Stem the Tide’ on Monday 7th December. He said: “I am delighted to be able to speak at today’s Homeless Link Conference. One person without a home is one too many, and our efforts over the past […]

Movie Star Launches Campaign To Feed The Homeless At Xmas

Hollywood superstar, George Clooney, has launched a campaign to feed the homeless at Christmas by donating the first £5. The appeal aims to feed thousands of homeless people in Scotland on Christmas Day and throughout 2016. The movie star actor, 54, was filmed donating £5 and urged other people to do the same. People can […]

New guidance on naloxone in homelessness services

Following recent changes in the law around the availability of naloxone, the lifesaving antidote for heroin and other opioid overdoses, Homeless Link has produced new guidance to help integrate this vital intervention into services for the homeless. The guidance has been produced in response to concerns around rising numbers of heroin-related deaths nationally – up […]

Immigration status checks could increase homelessness, say charities

The government has recently announced that it will push ahead with plans to force landlords to check the immigration status of renters, following a Home Office evaluation of a pilot scheme in Birmingham. The evaluation showed that six of the local charities surveyed said people they represent had become homeless as a result of the […]

Superstar Helps Houston Homeless

The superstar singer, Beyonce, is putting her money where her mouth is to help homeless people in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Earlier this year she donated half a million dollars to Chime for Change, a global campaign that was created to help strengthen and unite the voices of young women around the world by […]

Venus Has Christmas All Wrapped Up!

As the festive season is fast approaching, there are loads of Christmassy things going on at Venus, Our Place, and their project in Halton. The Venus Children’s Christmas Party is being held on Tuesday the 22nd of December, from 1.30-3.30pm. The party is for families who have received support from Venus in the last year. If […]