Paul was homeless, isolated & lonely, struggling with drinking & gambling following his son's death. Less than a year later he performed a stand-up routine at the Comedy Club in Birmingham. Here's his story. #makinghomelessnesshistory
Cal came to us very depressed and hugely burdened with debt. He wholeheartedly embraced CAP's programme and engaged really well with the church who helped him to budget. He is now completely debt free, in work, and has a place of his own.
We opened our first house in February this year, offering two spaces for vulnerable women. We have aspirations to open more homes, according to what the need is. People are already knocking on our door, so the demand for more is clear
When I was released from prison, some member of the church met me at the gates and took me to the house; no-one had ever done that for me before. I felt like someone actually cared about what happened to me.
What models of genuinely affordable move-on accommodation currently exist for transitioning individuals in temporary accommodation into independent living and how do they work? #makinghomelessnesshistory
What incentives are there for providers to shift away from traditional supported accommodation to providing tenant-centred move-on accommodation? What comes first the financial sustainability of the organisation or the tenancy?
What do we mean when we talk about affordable housing? What is the relationship between affordable housing and the supported accommodation sector. These are questions we begin to explore in this new blog series. #makinghomelessnesshistory.
Rebuilding positive relationships and a network of support is an essential element to a long term approach to tackling homelessness.. The church has a unique and central role to play in achieving this #makinghomelessnesshistory
Why are people returning to sleeping on the streets? Reflections on the reasons why people go back to sleeping rough as highlighted in a recent peer led research report written by St Mungo's homelessness charity in London
Is there more to #makinghomelessnesshistory than putting a roof over someone's head? The fundamental concepts of Liberty, Equality and Community from the French motto give us valuable insight into how to break cycles of housing poverty.
Who carries the primary responsibility for the care of the orphan, the widow and the stranger? Is it the state through the welfare system or is it the responsibility of the Church and does the Bible place on the Church a duty of care?