Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
10 Oct 2016
'We all have mental health - let's talk about it'
Wellness in Mind promotes early intervention in common mental health issues. As Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Weeks gets underway, service manager Anna Hazel stresses the need for us all to think about our mental health.
09 Aug 2016
Families at increased risk of homelessness as prevention services cut
New research by Shelter suggests that 40% of people in the East Midlands are now one month away from homelessness. This is especially concerning at a time when our ability to help is so strained.
15 Jun 2016
My rainbow-sprinkled experience
Having as much experience of running as an arctic fox has of the Costa-Del-Sol, I was curious and encouraged by my not-so-svelte physique to try and get into jogging. Running to me was a concept.
20 May 2016
Wellness in Mind – early intervention for mental health
Getting the right help at the right time for mental health issues can be challenging and daunting. That's why we have set up Wellness in Mind, a new service to connect Nottingham to better mental health.
17 May 2016
A true Mansfield Hero
Mary White has an extraordinary story. Her relationship with homelessness starts as a 27 year old woman with two very young children in Mansfield in 1966. Now at 77, Mary has collected her boldest memories from rock bottom to homelessness crusader.
12 May 2016
My Transatlantic homelessness exchange
Two weeks ago I arrived from the US to take part in an international exchange programme in the UK. I have been working with the Framework Street Outreach team in Nottingham to learn more about their work.
01 Apr 2016
#Givesmart - provocative but accurate
The new #Givesmart campaign against begging in Nottingham has caused quite a stir, with its stark and provocative posters depicting drink and drug abuse coming in for some fierce criticism in the media. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate.
18 Mar 2016
The challenges of helping homeless women
To mark International Women’s Day we had a chat with Framework’s Ronnie DeFelippis, manager of our Women’s Complex Needs Service in Nottingham. This fascinating Q&A explores some of the key challenges of her work
10 Feb 2016
The Music Exchange – the end of an era
As Framework announces the closure of the Music Exchange, one of its original social enterprises, store manager Joey reflects with pride on the last few years....
03 Feb 2016
A very merry Christmas
The Christmas Appeal total and how your support in December has already helped so many people find a place to call 'home'.