Croydon Council to invest £10m in property fund to ease homelessness
In what is a first by a local authority, Croydon Council is set to invest £10m into a property fund that will buy homes to rent to the borough’s homeless people and families.
The initial commitment – which may rise to £20m if successful – is being invested into the Real Lettings Property Fund, run by social impact fund manager Resonance and homelessness charity, Broadway. This innovative fund leases properties to Broadway for use in its social lettings project, Real Lettings.
The team at Real Lettings provides affordable accommodation in the private rented sector for former homeless people.
Local homelessness charity thanks community
after raising £14,500 in winter appeal
Fundraising staff at Broadway, London’s local homelessness charity, have praised the kindness of its community supporters after raising more than £7,500 in its recent winter appeal.
The money raised will be used to help Broadway provide services for thousands of homeless and vulnerably housed clients over the next 12 months and the funds have been described as “invaluable”.
Broadway’s winter appeal was launched in November 2013 and was entitled Every Life Matters.
There’s a buzz about a former homeless man’s new business venture
A former rough sleeper who was helped into a home and then supported to combat his substance misuse issues is now preparing to start his own business, thanks to a £500 grant from the charity that helped turn his life around.
Anil Parmar, 43, battled alcohol and drug addictions for a some years but is now looking to make a fresh start with his business Buzz Bike Hire, an innovative idea that sees electric bikes rented out to London’s tourists and helps reduce their carbon footprint.
Chalk Farm fundraiser taking one for the team to support local charity
A Chalk Farm resident who only moved to the capital six months ago is hitting the hills and swimming baths of north London to prepare for this summer’s London Triathlon.
Andrew Hunter, 23, of Eton Road, is taking on the challenge for Broadway Homelessness and Support, a London-based charity that helped more than 9,500 people last year.
Homelessness charity appeals for business mentors
to help clients back into work
Homelessness charity, Broadway, is appealing for members of the business community to become mentors to its clients who are looking for avenues back into work.
The charity, which supports more than 10,000 people a year on their journey from street to home, runs a work and learning project for its current and formerly homeless clients.
Getting fit in the New Year is as easy as one, two, three
Broadway, London’s local homelessness charity, is giving you the chance to get fit for a good cause by signing up for the 2014 London Triathlon.
The charity, which was set up 11 years ago and now supports more than 10,000 homeless and vulnerably housed people a year in London and Oxford, has 10 spaces to fill for the event on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August.
More than 13,000 entrants are expected to run, cycle and swim a range of distances at the event. People are invited to sign up as an individual in the super sprint, sprint, Olympic or Olympic plus distances or as a team in the sprint or Olympic relay events. Distances vary between challenges.
Homeless centre throws opens its doors to community and invites locals to Christmas Fayre
A local homelessness charity is welcoming the local community in at its first ever Christmas Fayre. Broadway Homelessness and Support is inviting people to visit the fair at its drop-in centre in Shepherd’s Bush on 17 December from 2.30 – 5.30pm.
Based at Market Lane, off Goldhawk Road in Shepherd’s Bush, the Broadway Centre offers homeless people somewhere to wash their cloths, shower, seek support with accessing benefits and health and well-being.
It is also the base for other homelessness projects including the Horn of Africa Health & Well-being Project and StreetLink, a referral line service that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area.
Public urged to use good deed app as winter approaches
StreetLink has already helped public connect 4,000 rough sleepers to local services - but public urged to do more with arctic winter forecast.
The StreetLink app, telephone line and website, run in partnership between charities Homeless Link and Broadway, have now been running for a year - and have already helped members of the public connect over 4,000 rough sleepers with the advice and services they need.
However, with freezing weather around the corner, even more people need to act to help get homeless people in from the cold.
Success for Broadway on A Winter’s Evening
Broadway Homelessness and Support’s annual black tie dinner – A Winter’s Evening – has taken place at The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Inner Temple in Central London. The event was held on 2 December and was attended by the charity’s key supporters and their guests . It raised more than £40,000 for the charity.
Innovative scheme helping to house
ex-offenders in safe accommodation
An innovative partnership between London Probation Trust and the charity Broadway Homelessness and Support is helping ex-offenders into safe and affordable accommodation.
The Homefinder scheme, which was launched in April 2013, aims to integrate ex-offenders back into society and access properties within the private rental sector.
The project supports clients to maintain their tenancies and move into independent living. It comes at a time of huge pressure on social housing and offers a further resource alongside the trust’s Approved Premises Tenancy Sustainment Programme.
Homelessness charity appeals for clothes and towels for winter
Homelessness charity Broadway is appealing for members of the community to support rough sleepers this winter by donating clothes and towels to its local drop-in centre.
The charity, which supports almost 10,000 people across London and Oxford, is looking for donations of warm weather clothing and bedding for those without a home.
All donations will be used to help some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers as the winter weather worsens through December and January.
Homelessness charity’s new business start-up scheme
creates seven business stars of the future
A start-up scheme run by a London-based homelessness charity has given funding to seven new business projects.
Business ideas ranging from a new online magazine to a loan system of bikes were offered grants of £500 at the Broadway Homelessness and Support event. All entrepreneurs are former or current Broadway clients.
Money for the grants was provided by the panel of business experts who were running the rule over each business plan. These included Broadway supporters James Cartlidge, director and co-founder of Share to buy – a national shared ownership mortgage broker; Mark Houlding, chief executive of financial PR agency Rostrum Communications; Be Kaler, director at Futureheads; and Adam Gordon, managing director at WinningWork.com.
Annual conference empowers homeless clients with key life skills
An annual conference held for clients of London-based charity, Broadway Homelessness and Support, has seen clients learn valuable life skills to help them on their journey from street to home.
The conference was held on Friday 29 November at Montgomery Hall in Oval and was attended by 40 clients. They took part in workshops including confidence building, getting ready for the private rented sector, gaining and keeping work and working with support workers.
Homeless Clients Embrace Christmas with a ‘Great British Bake Off’ Baker
Clients at a homelessness assessment centre in Lambeth this week put on their pinnies and reached for their rolling pins for a Christmas cookery lesson with Deborah Manger, a contestant on this year’s Great British Bake Off.
Deborah held a cookery session with four clients in which they learned how to bake Christmas loaves and biscuits. Clients then worked together to decorate the biscuits with Christmas themed colours and decorations.
Homelessness charity embraces Mitzvah Day with hostel “cook-off”
Broadway Homelessness and Support has embraced the spirit of Mitzvah Day with a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style competition at one of its hostels in Shepherd’s Bush.
Mitzvah Day is the Jewish community's annual day of social action and giving where participants give their time rather than money, with the aim of making a difference to people, causes and charities.
Innovative fundraising scheme hits the £10,000 mark for
Share to buy and Broadway
A national shared ownership mortgage broker has raised more than £10,000 to help homeless people in London over the past 18 months by donating £10 for every mortgage it sells.
Share to buy, which runs a mortgage brokerage and property portal targeted at first-time buyers and affordable housing schemes, supports Broadway Homelessness and Support. The company’s property portal is delivered in partnership with the Mayor of London and advertises all the homes available to buy and rent through the Mayor’s FIRST STEPS housing program for people on low incomes, at www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps.
‘Support homeless people this winter and beyond’ says
London’s local homelessness charity
Broadway is appealing for Londoners to support homeless people this winter by donating to its winter appeal.
The charity, which was set up in 2002 and currently supports almost 10,000 people a year across its services in London and Oxford, launched its Every Life Matters Winter Appeal on Thursday 14 November.
The appeal focuses on the story of Liz, an outreach worker who has supported rough sleepers for the past 13 years.
Oxford-based project awarded funding to help tackle rough sleeping
Oxford is one of 30 communities to get a grant to help prevent rough sleeping and get individuals off the streets.
There are estimated to be 12 people sleeping rough on any one night in Oxford. Many of these people are simply not aware of the support that is available to them and the longer someone spends on the streets, the more complex their problems can become.
Pilot scheme will support homeless people
leaving hospital this winter
An innovative scheme designed to support homeless people as they are discharged from hospital will run across two London boroughs this winter.
The H2H (Hospital to Home) programme will create a coordinated response to the discharge of homeless people. It is being operated by the charities Broadway Homelessness and Support and Groundswell, with funding from the Department of Health.
It will pilot at Guy’s and St Thomas’, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals until April.
Volunteers needed to help new rough sleepers across London
Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help out at a homelessness organisation that supports rough sleepers leaving the streets.
Local people are being asked to attend an information evening at ‘No Second Night Out’ on Monday 18 November to find out more about the opportunities on offer.
The evening will include talks from the organisation’s director as well as a current volunteer.
Help hundreds of Santas raise awareness and funds
for homeless people this December
If you’ve ever wanted to be one of Santa’s little helpers - or better still, Santa himself - your time has come, thanks to a homelessness charity that is offering you the opportunity to do just that.
Broadway is appealing for Santa wannabes to step up and take part in the annual “Santa Run” at Victoria Park, east London, on Sunday 8 December. The event aims to raise funds for the charity supporting homeless people during the winter months and beyond.
Attracting an average of 3,000 Santas every year, the Santa Run has already raised many thousands of pounds for charity.
Housing scheme commended in homelessness awards
An innovative housing scheme that provides homes for long-term rough sleepers as a first means of support has been commended in an industry-wide homelessness services award ceremony.
Housing First, run across Westminster by Broadway Homelessness and Support, deals with rough sleepers’ housing needs ahead of other support. The ethos of the scheme is that housing is a basic human right and that, by dealing with it first, clients have a greater chance of leaving the dangerous lifestyle of rough sleeping.
Broadway has run the programme for 19 months and permanently housed 11 long-term rough sleepers in that time. It is funded by the GLA and, after contacting rough sleepers in Westminster, houses them across the capital.
Trek for the Entrenched raises more than £1,000 for homelessness charity
Staff from a local homelessness charity spent Sunday 6 October trekking the streets of London in a bid to raise funds for their personal budgets team, which works with entrenched rough sleepers.
Broadway Homelessness and Support, which supports 9,500 homeless people every year, works with some of London’s most entrenched rough sleepers and its personal budgets team embarked on a 15-mile walk to raise funds for the service.
Broadway shows it has the right Bandwidth in YouTube music release
London’s local homelessness charity is marking Mental Health Day 2013 by releasing a selection of music tracks from a band made up of clients who use its mental health services.
Broadway Homelessness and Support, which operates a range of hostel and support services in Hammersmith and Fulham, has its own band of clients brought together by mental health worker, Adam Bulewski.
Over the past year, this has led to the creation of its own music group, named The Bandwidth Oscillators, who have now gone on to release original recordings online.
Four new tracks are being uploaded on to the Broadway YouTube channel www.youtube.com/broadwayshorts on Thursday 10 October to celebrate the success of the group and raise awareness of the national action day.
Community fundraising campaign proves to be a “souper” success
A soup-inspired community fundraiser backed by celebrity chefs Raymond Blanc and Dean Edwards and restaurateur Henry Dimbleby has raised more than £1,000 for a local homelessness charity.
Broadway Homelessness and Support’s ‘Souper September’ ran last month and saw community groups and individuals from across London take part.
Local delicatessens sold soup for Broadway while individuals donated money online. Broadway’s own services also ran their own ‘souper days’ to help their clients make soup and get involved.
Great British Bake-Off baker lends support to London homelessness charity
A contestant from this year's Great British Bake Off is showing off her savoury culinary skills by "soup-porting" a celebrity-backed, soup-inspired charity fundraiser.
Deborah Manger has turned her attentions to super starters by supporting Souper September, a month-long community fundraiser for the London-based homelessness charity, Broadway. Deborah is a special care dentist from Wellingborough, in Northamptonshire, who left the show earlier this month, and has been busy helping Broadway with its fundraising campaign.
Inivo shows full soupport for Souper September
A Hounslow-based recruitment agency is showing its full "soup-port" for a month-long soup-inspired and celebrity-backed charity fundraiser.
Inivo Healthcare, based in High Street, Hounslow, west London, is donating money in return for having soup for lunch in the Broadway Homelessness and Support Souper September campaign.
The organisation, which chose Broadway as its charity of the year for 2013, helped put together the fundraiser ahead of its launch this year.
Second annual Social Housing HR & Pay Barometer launches
Real People, a social enterprise HR consultancy, and leading pay experts, twentysix consulting, are today launching the second annual Social Housing HR and Pay Barometer.
The free benchmarking survey for social housing organisations will provide insight into what organisations are doing about pay and HR.
Celebrity chefs support homelessness charity’s Souper September
wo chefs and a restaurateur have signed up to support London’s local homelessness charity, Broadway Homelessness and Support, as it launches its first ever month-long awareness and fundraising initiative, Souper September.
Raymond Blanc OBE, Chef-Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of healthy eating fast food chain, Leon, and chef Dean Edwards from ITV Daybreak’s Lorraine, have pledged their support for the first ever Souper September.
Clothes, toiletries and shoes needed at homelessness drop in
The manager of a rough sleepers’ drop in centre in Shepherd’s Bush is appealing for donations of clothes, shoes and toiletries from local people.
Fiona O’Dell, manager at the Broadway Centre, off Goldhawk Road, says they are in desperate need of basic items as it heads into the colder autumn months.
She said that without the support of local people, those sleeping on the streets would have reduced access to even the most basic of comforts.
Soup up your September and raise bowlfuls for Broadway
Broadway Homelessness and Support, London’s local homelessness charity, is set to launch its first ever fundraising action month - Souper September.
Broadway, which was established in 2002 following a merger of two London homelessness agencies - Housing Services Agency and Riverpoint - helps more than 9,000 people a year. Its services include welfare advice and hostel accommodation, drug and alcohol misuse advice and work and learning support.
The aim of Souper September is to raise funds for its vast array of services and also awareness around homelessness issues. The charity is promoting the project across social media for the entire month and its clients have also been heavily involved with creating soup recipes.
Health conference celebrates another year of supporting homeless people in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Almost all residents in Hammersmith and Fulham supported housing are now registered with a GP, according to a recent annual report.
More than 99 per cent of people across 43 different services are signed up with a GP according to 2012/13 findings from the Health and Homelessness Project. This project is funded by Hammersmith and Fulham Supporting People and coordinated by the homelessness charity, Broadway.
Supporting People accommodation houses and supports people in the borough who need help to live independently.
Telereal Trillium funds mentoring programme for homelessness charity Broadway
Telereal Trillium has named Broadway Homelessness and Support as its newest charity partner and will be funding a mentoring programme to help homeless people in London on their journey to employment.
Telereal Trillium’s support will fund an administrator role as well as costs for the programme and employees will have the opportunity to become mentors to homeless people and those who have recently been homeless. Mentors will provide regular one-on-one support to help build confidence, motivation and communication skills, to enable clients to achieve their work and training goals. Mentors from other organisations will also be involved in the programme, enabling even more Broadway clients to be helped.
Broadway urges Government and employers to make it easier for people to stay in work and lift themselves out of poverty
A major new research project following the stories of 50 homeless people as they moved into work has shown the determination of homeless people as they battle against the odds to stay employed.
From in-work poverty to not getting enough sleep in noisy hostels, the research, conducted by Broadway Homelessness and Support - in partnership with responsible business charity, Business in the Community - shows the challenges that people living in homelessness accommodation can go through just to stay in work and do the best job possible.
The research found that stress was a serious factor for many homeless people. Some people found that unreliable in-work benefit calculations, delays in payments as well as conflicting information given at different job centres, left homeless people worried about managing their money and accruing rent arrears.
The number of people seen rough sleeping in London has risen by 13 per cent in the past year, according to a new report.
Street to Home 2012/13’, produced by charity, Broadway Homelessness and Support, shows that 6,437 people were seen sleeping on the streets of the Capital between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. This compares to 5,678 the previous year.
‘Refer a landlord’ special deal launched by lettings social enterprise
charitable social enterprise is offering landlords with properties to let the chance to help vulnerably housed and homeless people in the Capital through its private sector leasing service.
Real Lettings, a social enterprise arm of the homelessness charity Broadway, is also currently offering landlords cash payments of up to £300 if they sign up to its scheme.
Get on your bike for Broadway with Phil Spencer
The star of TV’s Location, Location, Location is calling on keen cyclists to join him in a 90-mile bike ride and raise money for Broadway.
Phil Spencer, who also presents TV’s Secret Agent and the Common Denominator, is taking part in the London Ride of Champions on Sunday 1 September.
The ride will take in the sights of Roehampton, Richmond and Box Hill, in Surrey, as well as Fulham, Knightsbridge and the Mall, in London.
Calling all fearless fundraisers
Broadway Homelessness and Support, London’s local homelessness charity, is inviting people to face their fears and jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise funds for its services.
Broadway’s first organised tandem skydive of 2013 is taking place on Sunday 18 August and there are 10 spaces available to all those interested in plummeting at 120 miles per hour for a good cause. This adrenalin-pumping pursuit is the perfect opportunity to have a day of fun and meet new people as well as to make a real difference to the lives of homeless people in London.
Broadway maintains its Investors in People ‘Gold’ accreditation for second term
Broadway Homelessness and Support has retained its ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accreditation for a second term, making it the only homelessness organisation in London and the south east to currently hold the prestigious accolade.
The charity, which employs 250 staff in sites across London and Oxford, was one of the first charitable organisations to achieve Gold in 2010.
Try a trek through Peru to help London’s homeless
London’s local homelessness charity is seeking intrepid trekkers to take on the Andean mountain trails and Machu Picchu to raise funds for services for homeless people.
Broadway Homelessness and Support helps more than 7,000 homeless people each year and is keen to hear from people who would like to trek Peru in the first event of its kind for the charity. The trek takes place from Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 September.
Hostel residents working together to bring ‘Bunny Park’ bouncing back to glory in time for summer
A dedicated group of residents from a local homelessness hostel are working together to help get Ealing ‘Bunny Park’ ready for summer.
Up to six members of the Broadway 65 hostel have been visiting the park once a week since October to help build a new enclosure for some South American capybaras.
Homelessness charity supports “win, win” suspended coffee idea
London’s local homelessness charity is urging local coffee shops and cafés to support the suspended coffee phenomenon currently sweeping the world.
Broadway Homelessness and Support helps more than 7,000 homeless people every year and is lending its support to the suspended coffee movement, which already has more than 81,000 Facebook fans. It is asking café and coffee shop owners to get on board with the idea and make it known to customers.
Wacky and wonderful fundraising efforts rewarded by homelessness charity
London’s local homelessness charity celebrated a year of challenging its supporters to reach new heights by holding its first ever fundraising awards ceremony.
It comes after the charity, Broadway Homelessness and Support, set the 10 Challenges for its supporters to attempt throughout the year. Categories within the scheme ranged from sports personality of the year to individual fundraising champion.
City of London Corporation and Big Society Capital invest £5.5m into property fund for homeless people
City of London Corporation and Big Society Capital have invested £500,000 and £5m respectively into a social impact investment fund targeting the purchase of about 240 Greater London properties that will be available for homeless people to rent.
Set up to develop and shape a sustainable social investment market in the UK, Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution that gives organisations tackling major social issues access to new sources of finance to help them thrive and grow.
It is putting money into the Real Lettings Property Fund alongside the City of London Corporation, which is contributing through its new social investment fund as part of its initiative to make London a centre for social investment.
£10.75m property fund purchases first property for homeless people
A two-bed flat in Dollis Hill may seem a relatively modest purchase for a multi-million pound investment fund but it could yet prove to be one of the most important property buys of the year for those struggling with homelessness in the Capital.
The £250,000 home has been purchased by the Real Lettings Property Fund. This is a social impact investment fund run by Real Lettings, an enterprise arm of charity Broadway Homelessness and Support, and Resonance Ltd, a leading social impact investment company.
Good souls asked to donate unwanted shoes to homelessness charity
A London-based homelessness charity is asking people to spring clean their shoe collections and donate any footwear they no longer want to a centre for homeless people in Shepherd’s Bush.
Shoes and boots received through donations will be given to those who visit the Broadway Centre, which offers rough sleepers essential support with benefits, access to nurses,and a telephone and mailing system. Rough sleepers and clients most at need will be provided with suitable boots or shoes.
TV star Phil Spencer confirmed as Broadway patron
Phil Spencer, star of Channel Four’s Location, Location, Location, has agreed to become the patron of London’s local homelessness charity, Broadway.
Phil, who also presents Secret Agent and quiz show, The Common Denominator, has supported the charity for the past 10 years and has now officially confirmed his patronage for 2013.
PR chief executive spends a morning helping rough sleepers
The chief executive of a corporate press agency spent the early hours of yesterday morning on the streets of the City supporting some of the capital’s most vulnerable rough sleepers.
Mark Houlding, of Rostrum Communications, was with the Broadway Homelessness and Support street outreach team. Rostrum has been supporting Broadway for the past six months on a number of projects, including offering grants to Broadway clients to help them set up their own businesses.
Pioneering homelessness assessment centre celebrates first birthday
A ground-breaking assessment centre for homeless people and rough sleepers is celebrating its first anniversary this week.
The Lambeth Assessment Centre, in Vauxhall, opened on 2 April 2012 and, over the past year, it has housed in excess of 300 homeless people, including more than 200 rough sleepers.
Broadway appointed to take forward No Second Night Out in London
Homeless charity Broadway Homelessness and Support has been appointed to take forward the Mayor of London's successful No Second Night Out (NSNO) service that has already helped get more than 2,900 new rough sleepers off the capital’s streets.
Peru, Costa Rica, and Vietnam… whoever thought fundraising could be so much fun?
Do you fancy fundraising with a twist in 2013?
Broadway Homelessness and Support, which helps more than 7,000 homeless people every year, is offering you the chance to see some of the world’s most amazing countries and cities, all for a good cause.
The charity has teamed up with Do It for Charity to offer treks through Peru and Costa Rica as well as cycle rides through Vietnam.
Photography fan makes most of homelessness scheme
A former rough sleeper from Shepherd’s Bush has praised a free photography project that she says has helped her to reconnect to her area.
Tracey Raines, 45, is a resident at a Broadway Homelessness and Support hostel by Shepherd’s Bush Road. She has been taking part in the charity’s spring photo project that was launched in February to help boost the skills and confidence of homeless people in the area.
Tracey has since taken photos out on the streets of west London and has also visited exhibitions to learn more about the techniques behind photography.
Volunteer for Broadway in 2013
Broadway Homelessness and Support is appealing for individual volunteers to sign up and help out over the next 12 months. The charity, which works across half of London’s 32 boroughs in street outreach, hostel work and learning support, is looking for people to volunteer in its research, admin and client service departments.
Broadway launches 'phones for homes' appeal
Everyone has old mobile phones, ink cartridges and computer bits hanging around their house … and very few people know how to safely dispose of them.
But now, Broadway - London’s local homelessness charity - is giving you the chance to donate these items and also raise money to help homeless people. Everyone’s a winner!
The charity, which works in more than half of the boroughs of London, will take in your unwanted phones, ink cartridges and IT equipment as part of its Phones for Homes campaign.
Business start-up grants bid for by Broadway clients
Rostrum Communications, the corporate PR agency, has announced it will sponsor two business start-up grants offered by Broadway Homelessness and Support - a London-based charity that focuses on helping homeless people off the street and into a stable home.
Homelessness charity to “give cash” to budding fundraising entrepreneurs
Broadway Homelessness and Support is offering people the chance to prove their skills as an entrepreneur by taking part in a “money-making” fundraising game.
The Apprentice-style game sees teams compete against each other to raise as much money as possible from a £10 stake offered by the charity.
Real Lettings hunting empty properties in Merton
Landlords who own empty properties in Merton are being asked to get in touch with a charitable social enterprise that is looking to house formerly homeless people in the borough.
Real Lettings, part of the Broadway Homelessness and Support charity that also provides housing advice for young people in the area, is seeking empty homes it can renovate under a government grant scheme and then lease from landlords in return for a five-year guaranteed rent and full property management package.
Health project set to support 'hard to reach' homeless communities
Broadway Homelessness and Support is set to unveil a health project for vulnerable and homeless people across Hammersmith and Fulham, paid for by the National Lottery Good Causes fund.
Our charity, which last year helped more than 7,000 people on their journey from street to home, is running the three-year project – funded through a £262,788 grant from the Big Lottery Fund - to deal with health issues affecting “hard to reach” communities in the west London borough.
'Landscape of pay freezes and job insecurity' across the homelessness sector
The environment of competitive tendering for contracts within the homelessness and care sector is creating a landscape of pay freezes and job insecurity, warns an employment report.
More than 80 per cent of organisations from the homelessness and care sector had concerns about pay freezes in the coming year while more than a third from the social housing, homelessness and care sectors said it may affect the ability to hire and retain staff with the right skills.
Donate your car for scrap and help London’s local homelessness charity
An innovative car scrapping scheme is giving you the chance to support London’s local homelessness charity … at no cost to yourself.
GiveaCar, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is working with Broadway Homelessness and Support, which last year helped more than 7,000 people from across the Capital on their journey from street to home.
If you wish to scrap your car in aid of Broadway, simply visit the GiveaCar website at www.giveacar.co.uk, fill in the online form and decide how much of the value you would like to be donated to the charity.
Photography project will give homeless people a better view of their area
Homeless people in Shepherd’s Bush are set to document their lives in hostels and on the street through a charity photography course.
Residents at the Broadway Homelessness and Support hostel, near Shepherds Bush Green, will be taken on a 10-week course by professional photographers. They will also get the chance to take pictures alone to document their own lives in the area.
Marathon runners invited to support Broadway
Runners who won a balloted place in this year’s London Marathon are being invited to raise money for the Capital’s local homelessness charity, Broadway.
Fundraisers at the charity, which last year supported more than 7,000 people from all over London on their journey from street to home, say every competitor is welcome to help them make a difference.
Those who wish to support the charity will not have a fundraising target but will instead be able to raise as much money as they wish.
Homelessness risk will rise in 2013 says Broadway chief executive
An already strained London rental market could struggle to cope with an increase in low income families caught up in benefit capping, says the chief executive of a City-based homelessness charity.
Howard Sinclair, chief executive of Broadway Homelessness and Support, said the market will have to cope with many more low income renters after the decision to cap benefit increases below inflation was voted for last night in the House of Commons. He says this could lead to more people being homeless and sleeping rough.
Although it will affect families across the UK, high rents for those in the Capital will mean Londoners will struggle to stay in their homes to a greater extent as benefits fall in real terms.
Mr Sinclair said: “Charities like Broadway do all they can to support those at risk of homelessness but the rental market is getting more difficult out there and people could soon be running out of options as their income slowly begins to lag further behind what they can afford.
“Two years ago, 48 per cent of people on Local housing Allowance used other benefits to top up their rent. This figure is only set to increase.
“Sleeping rough is one of the most distressing situations in which a person can find themselves. Our concern is the distinct possibility that the consequences of these changes will heighten the number of people in real danger losing their homes and ending up on our streets.”
The Commons vote will implement a three-year cap of one per cent rises - which is below the expected rise in the cost of living - on most working-age benefits and tax credits for three years from 2013/14.
This includes jobseekers’ allowance, income support and employment and support allowance.
Figures released last year showed a 43 per cent increase in the number of rough sleepers in London.
Broadway Homelessness and Support helped more than 7,000 people last year on their journey from street to home.
It provides hostel and supported housing services as well as housing and welfare advice, substance misuse support and street outreach for rough sleepers.
Broadway's reaction to Autumn Statement 2012
Chancellor George Osborne’s welfare spending cuts, announced today in the Autumn Statement, could have a drastic effect on both homeless people and those at risk of homelessness in London.
Broadway wins at Charity Times Awards 2012!
We are proud to announce that on the 18th October Broadway won the HR Management Award at the Charity Times 2012 Awards. This award recognises the work done by HR managers in maintaining the professionalism and integrity of a UK-registered charity, ensuring the charity is a good place to work and applies the highest ethical working standards.
Real Lettings joins Landlord Accreditation Scheme to promote good standards
Real Lettings, a social enterprise set up by homelessness charity Broadway, has joined a number of other Landlords and Lettings agents by accrediting the service with the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS).
Share to Buy launch new savings bond that helps the homeless
Broadway are delighted to be the beneficiary of another exciting product from Share to Buy.
London Street Prints support Broadway
One of the most exciting projects this year, London Street Prints is a small group of artists & designers in collaboration to create a series of prints inspired by the Olympic Games. The prints will be sold to help people who are sleeping rough in the city in 2012.
We are delighted that Broadway has been chosen as the beneficiary of the project.
London sees a 43% rise in people seen rough sleeping, but 70% of new people are not spending a second night on the streets due to increased efforts to tackle the issue
Figures released today (29th June 2012) by the homelessness charity Broadway show that in 2011/12 the total number of people seen sleeping on the streets of London rose to 5,678, a 43% increase on the previous year.
Broadway launches Business Start-Up Grant
We are pleased to announce that four of our clients have been awarded a Broadway Business Start-Up Grant.
Futureheads support Broadway clients back into work
Futureheads, the digital media recruiters, have been supporting Broadway clients in the search for work, offering information and advice in an interview workshop for job applicants.
Broadway and L&Q open ground breaking Lambeth Assessment Centre for homeless people
Homelessness charity Broadway and Housing Association L&Q are delighted to announce the opening of a ground breaking assessment centre for people sleeping on the streets in Lambeth.