Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
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
11 Jul 2014
Experiencing Work at Framework
Our recent work experience students share there experiences...
24 Jun 2014
'She and her child would have been homeless without our help'
Framework’s Housing Crisis Service is a last resort for people at immediate risk of eviction, repossession, or anything else likely to lead to homelessness. Based in Nottingham City Centre, the service seeks immediate solutions to life-changing problems.
19 Jun 2014
'Why we're supporting homeless & vulnerable young people in Derbyshire
We are campaigning against proposed cuts that will devastate the life-changing work we do with homeless and vulnerable young people in Derbyshire through our SAFE partnership. Read some of the reasons people are supporting it.
17 Jun 2014
Message to politicians: 'SAFE turned my life around'
Richard has been helped by SAFE to step away from a life of crime, and towards a future of stability, hope and self-reliance. He is now thriving in a different life – living in his own home and working for a living. This is his message to politicians.
13 Jun 2014
Persistence and early intervention - how we help rough sleepers
Jonny Goldsmith is Street Outreach Team Leader in Lincoln, where he has helped dozens of former rough sleepers to turn their lives around. In this blog he explains the importance of persistence and early intervention in bringing about change.
12 Jun 2014
Anti homeless spikes - an expert opinion
Framework's Street Outreach Service Manager Jason Marriott responds to this week's controversy about "anti-homeless" spikes with some expert opinion and analysis.
04 Jun 2014
Volunteer befriending - the power of time spent together
In Volunteers' Week, we explore the role played by Framework's volunteer befrienders and their impact on vulnerable people. In this blog we also speak to volunteer befriender Avril and her 'befriendee' Valerie.