Tag: homelessness

Nowhere To Go: Councillors discuss city’s response to street homelessness

A report into the city’s approach to rough sleepers was discussed by senior Councillors at Leeds City council’s executive board on 21 October 2020. The independent report was commissioned following the deaths of ten people living on the streets between October 2017 and March 2019. The report found that over

Nowhere To Go: Mental health support for rough sleepers

A new team of mental health professionals is reaching out to help people living on the streets and others who are facing homelessness in Leeds. The Specialist Therapeutic Outreach Team is part of Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service. Operational Manager at Forward Leeds, Anne Hobbs, said: “Our

BasementArtsProject: View From The Corner – Notes On A Pandemic 2 (Night)

The stillness of a pandemic night is unnerving having spent seventeen of my twenty years in Leeds ‘On The Corner’ of Tunstall and Dewsbury Road. Where once the sound of car engines being gunned at the junction, bowel juddering bass from others sat with engines idling outside the garage, arguing

BasementArtsProject: View From The Corner – Notes On A Pandemic 1

We are, as a rule, a social species and the idea of isolating oneself, or even a family group, away from the rest of society for an indefinite period of time is probably one of the cruelest requests that could be made of many people. Even the most anti-social behaviour is at it’s heart a social act; rarely do people set out to behave badly on their own, more often than not there is a pack instinct that draws people together based on shared values

Social Enterprise gears up in its anniversary year

A Leeds charity which prevents homelessness is appealing to socially responsible businesses to help it celebrate the tenth anniversary of its social enterprise. Turning Lives Around (previously known as Leeds Housing Concern) established Clean Start in 2009 to provide a step back into employment for some of the most marginalised