Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
26 Apr 2013
'Homelessness really can happen to anyone - even to me'
Ewa, a grandmother and former primary school teacher, was made homeless when she lost her job and her house was repossessed. She is proof not only that homelessness really can happen to anybody, but also of the effectiveness of supported accommodation
23 Apr 2013
Boots in bath ahead of 50 mile fundraiser
A Newark music fan has taken to wearing a hefty pair of Army boots in the bath in preparation for a gruelling 50 mile walk for Framework.
19 Apr 2013
Mark Record Store Day with a trip to The Music Exchange
Tomorrow is Record Store Day and, as such, it seems an opportune time to point visitors to this blog to Nottingham’s Music Exchange – a burgeoning independent retailer and life-changing social enterprise.
12 Apr 2013
Becoming an adult without mum and dad
For young people with challenging backgrounds the help they receive from Framework during their transition to adulthood can have a huge impact on the rest of their lives. Many of those who live at our accommodation services have little or no contact with
09 Apr 2013
Hotline Appeal: why it matters...
Just days after launch and money is already coming in for our £12,000 Rough Sleepers’ Hotline Appeal. Find out how the line helped James when he was "down on his luck" and frightened for the future.
03 Apr 2013
Public support needed for Rough Sleepers' "life-line"
Framework’s Rough Sleeper Hotline provides a single, effective and easily accessible point of contact for the most vulnerable people. It really does change and, in some cases, save lives and we need your help to keep to open 24 hours a day.
26 Mar 2013
From sleep out to jungle trek - all in aid of Framework
This time last year I hadn’t even heard of Framework. I thought I knew what homelessness means but it seemed as far removed from me as leprosy. Surely I’m more likely to win the lottery than become homeless? It doesn’t happen to people like me.
19 Mar 2013
Street Outreach: delivering help to where it is needed
Communications officer Neil Skinner joined members of the Street Outreach Team in an early morning search for rough sleepers in Lincoln City Centre. Here he recalls an eye-opening, cold and surprisingly exhausting experience...
18 Mar 2013
Song for city's homeless
When 20-year-old singer-song-writer Frazer Lowrie agreed to play for us at the recent (and hugely well supported) Big Sleep Out we were just happy that he had taken the time and effort to come and play for us on what was a bitterly cold night.
14 Mar 2013
'Framework changed my life. I'm shaving off my hair to say thank you'
How far would you go to raise money for a cause close to your heart? How many of us, I wonder, would be willing to shave off all of our hair? But that's just what brave Roxanne is doing for us.