There was much publicity about the government’s call to ‘get everybody in’ in March last year. The Pathways service has continued to ensure that in Norwich we ‘keep everyone in’ and no one needs to resort to sleeping on the streets.
Homeless people in Norwich are tucking into dishes such as macaroni cheese and pulled pork thanks to the generosity of Norwich School, who are providing more than 100 hot meals per day to people supported by St Martins.
The hardship of this year has led to an increased determination to provide not just food and shelter, but community and connection as well.
Homeless outreach nurses are part of the Pathways team working with people who are sleeping rough in Norwich. They have been working throughout 2020 to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
A short film highlighting homelessness in Norwich has been released to the soundtrack of ‘Home is Your Shoulder’ a new single by local songwriter artist Holly Lerski.
St Martins CEO Jan returns to the front line - something that is healthy for anyone in senior management to do - here she reports on the experience.
Tuckswood resident Mark Abbott has created a stunning Christmas display outside his house comprising over 11,000 lights, a sleigh complete with santa, reindeer and penguins. Onlookers can make it ‘snow’ by donating to St Martins
We have launched an online shop selling our wonderful 2021 Wildlife Calendar and a range of Christmas cards.
Norwich homelessness charity St Martins has received a funding boost of £36,000 from Hopestead, the new charity from Flagship Group which aims to end homelessness in the East of England through partnership working.
St Martins has launched a winter campaign to address some of the misunderstandings around homelessness and to raise awareness of our work to support vulnerable people in the county.