Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
04 Oct 2013
Benefits cuts for under 25s could increase homelessness
The idea of slashing state benefits for under 25s may win votes in the short-term, but the medium and long-term results could be devastating for the most vulnerable young people, warns Claire Windebank.
26 Sep 2013
Fancy dress distractions - challenging mental health stereotypes
People with mental health problems are so often misunderstood. Framework's Mental Health lead Graeme Green reacts to today's "Mental Patient" fancy dress row with a measured plea for greater understanding.
26 Sep 2013
Youth in crisis: guiding vulnerable young people towards adulthood
On Thursday, October 10, Framework will host a special impact briefing in Mansfield to discuss the challenges faced by vulnerable young people and he things it is doing to improve their lives. This is why...
18 Sep 2013
Education, not a 'drunk tank', is the solution to drink-related crime
Senior police officers have suggested that introducing modern-day “drunk tanks” would help to reduce alcohol-related harm. Framework’s Last Orders Service is perhaps a better example to follow...
17 Sep 2013
'Why I took on an Iron Man Triathlon for Framework'
Chris’s father-in-law was helped by Framework before his death to address alcohol and mental health problems. In a bid to say thank you and raise much-needed funds he has just completed an Iron Man triathlon. This is his remarkable story…
05 Sep 2013
Abuse and exploitation: the need to educate our young people
Framework accommodates and supports many vulnerable young people. In response to their increased risk of (and in many cases real experiences of) abuse and exploitation Framework has started to deliver a specialist education programme...
03 Sep 2013
Improving mental health by supporting access to nature
Framework’s Gateway to Nature scheme recognises the link between positive mental health and access to nature. It has helped hundreds of vulnerable people to improve their lives and is now seeking funding to continue its work.
23 Aug 2013
'Framework helped me to be proud of myself'
My name is Hanna-Louise. I am 17-and-a-half years-of-age and I live on my own in a supported housing flat provided by Framework. This is a blog about how they have helped me to become proud of myself again...
19 Aug 2013
Welfare Reform: 'change is happening but reform must be argued for'
Welfare reform is happening and, to be frank, there’s not a huge amount Framework can do about it. However, using the Bedroom Tax as an example, Operations Director Michael Leng, stresses the need for reform to the reforms.
17 Aug 2013
Helping people to deal with debt before it leads to homelessness
In 2013 Framework, in response to social trends and the announcement of major changes to the welfare system, employed a specialist Debt and Welfare Rights Advisor. Here, she gives a fascinating insight into her work.