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 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.
15 Aug 2013
Why are migrant workers vulnerable to rough sleeping?
Recently this blog featured the story of a young Hungarian woman who was forced to sleep rough in Nottingham. Chris Bugden, Operations Manager for Homelessness and Housing, was keen to explain more about why migrant workers are so vulnerable.
08 Aug 2013
The power of opportunity
With public support Framework’s volunteering programme continues to deliver profound, long-lasting and positive change to people’s lives. People who join it do so becuase they want to develop skills for the benefit of others and also for themselves.
25 Jul 2013
The Street Outreach Team - changing and saving lives
Sam, a member of Framework’s Street Outreach team, spends much of his working week providing direct support to people who are risking their health and their lives sleeping on the streets. In this blog he explains a little more about his work and highlight
19 Jul 2013
Trekking for Framework
This time two weeks ago week I was looking forward (slightly nervously) to one of the biggest physical challenges I have ever taken on: Trek Fest, a 27 mile walk in 12 hours to raise money for Framework.
11 Jul 2013
Vulnerable people, cuts and moral questions
How do we help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society? It’s a question that continues to challenge politicians and social care professionals alike. There are many potential positive answers to this question and, unsurprisingly, none o
10 Jul 2013
Art with Gateway to Nature
Gateway to Nature helps people facing barriers such as a lack of information, social isolation, loss of confidence, health or transport problems by giving them to access green and natural spaces.
06 Jul 2013
My first two months at Framework
Liz started work at Framework’s Russell House just two months ago. In that time she has rediscovered old skills and thrived in her hands-on role with residents. In this personal she sums up her first two months in the role.