Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
23 Apr 2014
Food Banks and the Mail on Sunday - what have we learned
Much has already been written about the Mail on Sunday’s food banks story over the weekend, revealing alleged abuses of the system. Jon Leighton, Operations Manager for Floating Support, asks what we have really learned.
22 Apr 2014
Down and out in Nottingham and Edmonton - a Canadian exchange
Framework’s Street Outreach Team welcomed an extra member to its patrol last Tuesday morning – a visitor all the way from Canada. Edmonton street outreach worker Richard Hopkinson paid the team a visit to learn more about its work and share ideas...with s
17 Apr 2014
The man under the duvet – then and now
Around eight months ago I encountered a scene near Mansfield’s A617 that has stayed with me ever since - a homeless man in need of help. Today, purely by chance, I met him again and learned how he is turning his life around with the support of Framework.
15 Apr 2014
Tackling homelessness with nature
Tackling homelessness takes more than just a roof. Framework's Gateway to Nature service offers
03 Apr 2014
Responsible Business Week - how fortunate we are
You may not be aware but this week is Responsible Business Week, where corporate organisations can celebrate their commitment to local communities and share ideas with others. Here at Framework we have good cause to celebrate this initiative...
02 Apr 2014
Homelessness and health - a public briefing
Framework believes that homelessness and poor health are inextricably linked. So when, during 2013, we had the opportunity to be involved in a report by The Nottinghamshire County Public Health Directorate to better understand the health needs of single h
27 Mar 2014
'Why our students wanted to support Framework'
Framework regularly visits schools to talk about homelessness. So inspired were staff and pupils at Alderman White School, they organised a sleep-in event to raise money to support vulnerable people. In this blog, English teacher Suzan Plimmer explains...
14 Mar 2014
'Cuts go against public feeling'
Many people have expressed concern about the future of support for homeless and vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire. This message is to bring you up to date with the latest developments.
10 Mar 2014
VIDEO: SmartMove – a smart solution to housing homeless people
How do you house a person at risk of homelessness? Traditionally the answer to this question has been “with great difficulty”. Framework's SmartMove initiative is overcoming the problems faced by homeless people in the private rented sector.
04 Mar 2014
Notts County Council vote through budget cuts
Tough decisions ahead as we adapt to our new funding environment