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 Apr 2018
Celebrating our workforce at the AFTAs 2017
In December 2017 we held our sixth annual staff awards, the AFTAs, to celebrate and reward the achievements of our staff and volunteers.
21 Feb 2018
Trust after Oxfam – a resource we must protect
As a charity we depend absolutely trust - he trust placed in us by our service users, our supporters and the trust placed in us by the people who commission our work. As the ongoing Oxfam scandal makes clear, charities must be held to higher standards.
07 Feb 2018
Rough sleeping, Davos and the power of money
Recently I attended a rough sleeping conference in Nottingham that clashed with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It got me thinking about the complex nature of street homelessness and what can and can't be achieved with money alone.
01 Feb 2018
A final act of support for a dying former service user
As Framework staff our job is to help service users to make the most of their lives. It's always hard when somebody we have worked with passes away, but in one recent case we were at least able to carry out some final acts of support and care.
31 Jan 2018
We need more than extra homes to end rough sleeping
A pledge to provide thousands of extra homes for people sleeping rough is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, but it only addresses 50% of the problem. We need to invest more in support that prevents vulnerable people ending up on the streets.
05 Jan 2018
Beat the Streets – Nottingham’s newest music festival, with a purpose.
Beat The Streets is a major one-day, multi-venue music festival taking place in aid of Framework on Sunday 28th January 2018. But it will be so much more than a music festival.
04 Jan 2018
Adding context to the Windsor ‘homelessness’ story
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became the centre of international media attention today when plans to ‘Remove the Homeless’ ahead of this year’s Royal wedding. We'd like to add some context to the debate.
15 Dec 2017
Three misconceptions about rough sleeping
Rough sleeping is increasing in towns and cities across the UK. Rightly, this issue is one of huge public concern, but often one that is misunderstood. We’ve come up with some answers to three common misconceptions to increase understanding and to empower
06 Dec 2017
Buy the new Framework charity single!
More than 300 musicians from across the East Midlands have played a starring role in an unprecedented musical fundraising initiative – by producing a charity single to support local homeless people.
30 Nov 2017
What's it like to help rough sleepers?
What's it like to help people who are sleeping rough? We asked our County Outreach Service Manager a few questions about her work.