Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
13 Jun 2014
Persistence and early intervention - how we help rough sleepers
Jonny Goldsmith is Street Outreach Team Leader in Lincoln, where he has helped dozens of former rough sleepers to turn their lives around. In this blog he explains the importance of persistence and early intervention in bringing about change.
12 Jun 2014
Anti homeless spikes - an expert opinion
Framework's Street Outreach Service Manager Jason Marriott responds to this week's controversy about "anti-homeless" spikes with some expert opinion and analysis.
04 Jun 2014
Volunteer befriending - the power of time spent together
In Volunteers' Week, we explore the role played by Framework's volunteer befrienders and their impact on vulnerable people. In this blog we also speak to volunteer befriender Avril and her 'befriendee' Valerie.
30 May 2014
Our Places, Our Priorities - a photo exhibition by homeless people
Next week a collection of photographic works by homeless and formerly homeless people will go on display at a special exhibition at Lincoln Central Library. In this blog, exhibition organiser David McAleavey explains how it all came about.
19 May 2014
SAFE - 'giving vulnerable and written off young people a chance'
Martyn works with the SAFE service, a network of support and accommodation for homeless young people in Derbyshire. He agreed to answer a few questions about his work, the impact it has on the lives of vulnerable young adults, and why it is so important t
16 May 2014
Rough Sleepers' Hotline - One Year On
Last year, we asked supporters to get involved and support Framework's Rough Sleepers' Hotline. Just over a year on, here is an update on progress and a report on the difference donations have helped to make.
07 May 2014
'Intervening to prevent homelessness is good for everybody'
Framework is launching three new services to prevent homelessness in Nottingham and keep people in their homes. Operations Manager for Floating Support Services Jon Leighton explains why they are so important.
02 May 2014
Accessing Justice - Framework's Legal Support Team
Cuts to the criminal justice system have been big news lately. Wondering how these challenges are affecting the people we exist to support, I spent a morning on the ground with Sarah Lloyd of Framework's Legal Support Team.
24 Apr 2014
Disinvestment in homeless and vulnerable young people fails everybody
How do you help a homeless and vulnerable young person become an independent and responsible member of the community? Slashing the funding you provide to help them will never be the answer, says Claire Windebank, Operations Manager for Young People.
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.