We need to turn our mind to the dire economic situation which is a result of the Covid crisis. There can be little doubt that there will be more people ending up on our streets.
Norwich Print Fair Raffle : Lockdown Edition - a chance to win a beautiful original print AND support a local charity.
St Martins is celebrating after being awarded £92,244 in government funding, distributed through The National Lottery Community Fund, to support its work with homeless people in Norfolk.
Kevin is a local historian who delivers popular walking tours of the city and was delighted to do a bit of digging for us and find out about the history of the site on Recorder Road.
Jimmy was staying in one of St Martins' homelessness projects when the country went into lockdown. “All of a sudden I was dumped with all of my emotions. All my unresolved issues. It had a massive effect on me.”
St Martins Head of Residential Care Iain Boag published a book exploring how to provide the best, person-centred support for the most marginalized people living in registered care. In it he introduces the Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) framework as an innovative tool that care workers can use to improve their daily work practice.
We are appealing for donations of homemade cloth face masks to give to the people we support.
In our work with homeless people we are used to hearing stories of individual trauma and adversity. However, during a pandemic, the story is not just happening to someone else, it’s happening to everyone. Head of Residential Care Iain Boag writes about St Martins' trauma-informed approach and how we can build resilience as we change and adapt to the 'new normal'.
A new partnership project has been launched aimed at preventing homelessness among ex-offenders and reducing the likelihood they will return to criminal behaviour.
St Martins is backing the Crisis campaign ‘Home for All’ to take action to ensure everybody has a secure, permanent home.