Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
05 Feb 2013
Why do people become homeless?
It’s a question that would take many thousands of words to fully explain. The short answer is that people become homeless for a variety of reasons – from financial insecurity to a personal crisis.
30 Jan 2013
Coping with Welfare Reform Anxiety Syndrome
Framework Operations Director Michael Leng gives his thoughts on Welfare Reform Anxiety Syndrome (WRAS for short) and suggests just a couple of possible remedies.
28 Jan 2013
Service users star in Minster art exhibition
People whose lives have been touched by the issue of homelessness are the stars of the show at a new art exhibition at Southwell Minster.
25 Jan 2013
Postponing the Big Snore: a bitter blow but the right decision
This evening I, and I suspect many of you, should have been at the Mansfield Big Snore – the popular sponsored sleep-out event that has raised tens of thousands of pounds for vulnerable homeless people in the nine years since it started.
22 Jan 2013
How your support made Christmas brighter
Almost one month ago, we asked our supporters to help make somebody’s Christmas a little brighter. Before long, hundreds of responses began tumbling through Framework’s letter box just in time to beat the Christmas rush, and many more continue to do so.
18 Jan 2013
What's it like to sleep rough?
As the weather gets colder we will do everything in our power to ensure that nobody has to sleep rough. But what does it actually mean to sleep rough and what is it actually like?
10 Jan 2013
The challenges of "going straight"
Yesterday the Government announced plans to allow private firms and charities to take a leading role in the rehabilitation of offenders. Much debate has inevitably followed. The central question posed is this: just how does society increase the numbers of
08 Jan 2013
The Big Snore - places filling fast!
If you’ve been thinking of taking part in this year’s Mansfield Big Snore then NOW is the time to act – before it’s too late.
21 Dec 2012
A very different Christmas
Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration and a time of joy; a time to enjoy the company of loved-ones and to take a well-earned rest from work. For those with nowhere to call home, however, this Christmas day will not be a happy occasion.
20 Dec 2012
Thank you to all our volunteer street collectors
You may have seen them. You may even have given them a pound or two. If so then you’ll know what a tremendous job our little army of volunteer Christmas street collectors have done over the last couple of weeks!