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 Sep 2014
'This is about a lot more than just fixing bikes'
In this blog a Framework support worker explains how a new bike recycling scheme in Lincoln is helping homeless and vulnerable people to move forward with their lives.
03 Sep 2014
Framework at the Southwell Music Festival
A team of enthusiastic volunteers from Southwell, Nottingham and Mansfield joined forces to help raise vital funds for Framework at the Southwell Music Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
01 Sep 2014
Dom's musical marathon raises £4,000 for Framework
The Old Coach House in Southwell played host to a remarkable live performance yesterday, as a teenage musician played the 31st and final gig of his musical marathon for Framework. Raising an incredible £4,000 in the process. Here’s what it means…
22 Aug 2014
'It's amazing to see the difference learning new skills can make'
The Workshop, in Bulwell, provides high quality training for unemployed people in a wide array of skills – from painting and decorating to DIY and bicycle maintenance. But it's goals are more far reaching than merely finding new skills. This blog explains
21 Aug 2014
VIDEO - homeless women throw Victorian garden party.
Colville House is an accommodation service for women affected by homelessness. It provides a temporary home for vulnerable women who have nowhere else to go and who require intensive support to escape the troubles of their past.
01 Aug 2014
Searching for rough sleepers
Finding rough sleepers can be tough - I took a tour with the street outreach team to learn more and visit some hotspots.
31 Jul 2014
Framework at Pride - proud to be part of the celebrations
Nottinghamshire Pride is one of the busiest and most vibrant events of the year – so it was the perfect place for us to tell people about what we do.
24 Jul 2014
'Welcome scrutiny on damaging bedroom tax'
Last week the Deputy Prime Minister put the cat amongst the pigeons by watering down the Lib Dems’ support for the bedroom tax. This is not before time, as its negative impact on the most vulnerable people in our communities is now well documented.
22 Jul 2014
Helping homeless migrants - an example to follow
A report published last week urged local councils in the East Midlands to make wholesale changes in the way they adapt and cope to the arrival of foreign migrant workers. It also praised Framework's approach to helping those who have fallen on hard times.
18 Jul 2014
A thank you to our fantastic volunteers
People volunteer for Framework for all kinds of different reasons, but whatever their motivation they all do a fantastic job, which is why we held a barbeque at our Mansfield allotment this week to say a huge thank you to them. Read on to see video interv