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 May 2013
New support and the difference it makes
This week the new Mayor of Gedling, Cllr Bob Collis, announced that during his year in office he will be raising funds for Framework's Skills for Independence programme, which helps vulnerable people leave homelessness behind them.
18 May 2013
'A serious illness almost cost me my home'
Homelessness can happen for many different reasons. Martin faced the frightening prospect of homelessness after falling seriously ill. Framework’s expert legal advice helped him to remain in his Worksop home and continue his recovery.
11 May 2013
Framework FC - delivering great results on and off the pitch
They play hard. They play well. They have fun and (of course) wear orange strips. Framework now has its very own football team competing in a Lincoln six-a-side league – thanks to the ingenuity and determination of hard-working staff.
04 May 2013
Looking towards a brighter future
Paul, 39, was given another chance by Framework’s supported accommodation for recovering drug users in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. His problems with alcohol are now under control and he is taking positive steps to build for a brighter future.
30 Apr 2013
Rough sleepers hotline: six hours - five people helped
Framework is currently appealing for public support to keep our Rough Sleepers Hotline open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In this blog Street Outreach Team member Eric Revil documents a typical night of calls from the hotline...
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.