Posts filed under "Homelessness"

Thames Reach

Posted by editor 07/05/2013 0 Comment 3836 views

“I was sleeping rough in places like Embankment and Holborn,” recalls 40-year-old Essex-born Graham Shelby. “In Holborn I would sleep in a car park, under a ramp to keep the rain off. I was always looking for shelter. Pillar to post for 10 months or so.” However, from this bleak outlook just a few months […]


Posted by editor 19/09/2012 0 Comment 3749 views

“If I hadn’t come here, I would be dead.” John Gall, the day manager at Emmaus Cambridge, doesn’t look at all like a man who spent 10 years on the street. He is sure of himself, looks healthy and is happy. He is open about his story of living rough and finally being recommended to […]

Occupy Teatro Valle

Posted by editor 19/09/2012 0 Comment 2727 views

Once upon a time there was a theatre in the heart of Rome. It was the brainchild of Roman nobleman Camillo Capranica, who put the project into the hands of architect Tommaso Morelli. They decided to call it Teatro Valle after its first director, Domenico Valle. It opened its doors on 7th January 1727 and […]

Beyond Food Foundation

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 2 Comments 8457 views

By Big Issue vendor Sharon Payne. The Beyond Food Foundation (BFF) runs two programmes to help people who either are, have been, or could, become homeless. Started by chef Simon Boyle, the Foundation aims to provide valuable skills, along with self-confidence in order to help people to gain meaningful employment. Boyle originally invited homeless people […]

Eva Women’s Project

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 3731 views

A refuge in the north east of England is keeping mums and kids together. Where to turn when the ones you love, the one you trust to look after you becomes abusive? It may be the ultimate personal betrayal but the more practical question of where you go to to escape harm is for the […]

Homeless World Cup

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 2939 views

There are one billion homeless people in the world according to the United Nations. These are easy figures to say but a difficult situation to face. As a global problem homelessness manifests itself in many different ways but the feeling of isolation, exclusion and hopelessness are universal. When we first created the Homeless World Cup […]

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