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Posts tagged #homelessness
On the Streets- Homelessness
An insightful and thought-provoking interview with a man on the streets of Hanley, impacted by the local church.
Listen again to BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter here: http://t.co/faRyJQZA
Today Chris talked about how homelessness can be prevented and heard from Ray, an outreach worker at the GEAR project in Gloucester.
"The Payment Industry" - Mits Riyat from The Currency Cloud
Recorded on Tuesday afternoon - a chance encounter on the street near RDS Dublin. Great to meet
- he as...
I thought he was great, going to follow him on twitter now :-)
Marc Talks to Documentary Filmmakers Dan Losier and Tom Kennedy About Their New Doc "In Their Shoes"
Life Below The Line - Poverty in Cornwall
A documentary looking at those living on the edge of Cornish society, through the eyes of the volunteers working with them.
fantastic and caring.
Supporting Nottingham's rough sleepers this Christmas
The Community Protection ASB team will be joined by partners from across the City this Christmas in an operation to locate and support the city’s rough sleepers. Listen to Sgt Paul Harris, who leads the Community Protection Antisocial Behaviour Team, and Peter Radage, Service Director for Framework Housing Association, talk about how they are working together to support Nottingham's rough sleepers. Police officers, CPOs, and colleagues from The Big Issue and Framework Housing Association will be out from 5am on Christmas Eve to give support to those found sleeping on the streets. “These patrols happen at least twice a month throughout the year,” said Sgt Paul Harris, from Community Protection’s ASB team. “As police officers, we can go into areas which would be too dangerous for support agencies. We’ve learned that the most effective of way of helping people to exit their offending lifestyle is to actually get support to them. Over the last few of years, we’ve enjoyed great success as a partnership; reducing the actual known number of entrenched rough sleepers in the city from around 31 to only three. Partners from Framework’s street outreach team will attend alongside the police, aiming to identify those found to refer them to the City Council’s homelessness gateway; an organisation that sources housing for those sleeping rough. Sgt Harris added: “We often find these people sleeping in horrendous conditions, exposed to the elements or in unsafe derelict buildings with leaking gas mains, flooded floors and exposed electricity wires. The worst case scenario is that someone is killed or very badly injured seeking shelter in these places.” Peter Radage, Director for Framework Housing Association said: “Rough sleeping isn’t a long term option. Rough sleepers are often victims of abuse and they have long term health problems associated with being exposed to the elements. Our way of working in Nottingham means that we do everything we can in terms of support and if an individual chooses not to engage, we have the mechanisms in place to deal with that through enforcement. We’ve been working as a partnership for three years and our work is nationally recognised.” The Community Protection’s ASB team have been approached by several police forces, including Devon & Cornwall and West Midlands, for advice and guidance around dealing with street begging, rough sleeping and the associated issues. For more policing news visit http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk To find out about Framework Housing Association visit http://www.frameworkha.org Follow Nottinghamshire Police on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nottspolice Become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nottspolice See our story on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/nottinghampolice
Walk home 29: we're all mad here
The Casulaties of a New Fitzroy
Coming up on BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter: what it's like to be evicted from your home.
Today Chris looks at what your options are if you lose your home. Roxanne, her partner and her three boys were evicted from their home af...