Homeless people practise Tai Chi

Tai Chi helps to improve mental health

A large portion of people who go through homelessness also experience mental health issues. The stigma around mental health problems can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, losing them friends,… Read more »

Homelessness levels are unbelievable

At Church Housing Trust, we think it is unbelievable that rough sleeping levels in England have increased by 132% since 2010. Rough sleeping is a highly traumatic experience that is… Read more »

Volunteers transform hostel garden

Volunteers from Network Rail helped to renovate a hostel’s garden just in time for the summer. Alongside staff and residents, two volunteers from Network Rail brought tools, plants, and a can-do… Read more »

The winners of the Terry Street Easter egg hunt

Hostel residents celebrate Easter

We hope that everyone has enjoyed the recent Easter and May Bank Holidays. Thanks to our donors, residents of homelessness schemes across the country certainly did. Seasonal events are often… Read more »

Easter cross

Happy Easter from Church Housing Trust

As Lent draws to a close, what can be learnt from our journeys and the journeys of those around us? Frequently this Lent I found myself complaining that: “This is… Read more »

Grant helps Peter to move on

Peter* was traumatised after the death of his young child, which resulted in the breakdown of his family. He became homeless, and as a coping mechanism turned to drugs and alcohol,… Read more »

Hostel opens music studio

Church Housing Trust funded equipment for a music studio for residents of a Westminster hostel, and we were pleased to attend the grand opening recently. The 68 residents of all… Read more »

Nikita and Baby Elizabeth on the beach

Happy Mothering Sunday

Happy Mothering Sunday to the young mothers at homelessness schemes across the country. The young mums or mums to be that we support have come from quite chaotic families, or… Read more »

Sam poses with two support workers

No housing benefit for 18-22 year olds

Since 1 April 2017, people over 18 but less than 22 years old are no longer entitled to the housing cost element of Universal Credit. This is predicted to affect… Read more »

Women grow in confidence at garden project

A gardening group has been running for nearly four months now at all-female hostel Queen Mary’s. Many of the women who live there have mental health issues. The goal of... Read more »

Primary school collects food

Huge thanks to the students of Copenhagen Primary School for their brilliant efforts during this year’s Student Volunteering Week. The students heard an assembly from Church Housing Trust to help… Read more »

Church Housing Trust celebrates 135 years

Last week, Church Housing Trust marked a history of 135 years of helping homeless people and launched a new Digital Inclusion Fund at an evening event. Staff, supporters, patrons, and trustees… Read more »