Tag: homelessness

Harrison Spinks donates beds to local homelessness charity

Beeston-based manufacturer, Harrison Spinks, has donated over 30 beds to Don Robin’s House, a new development currently being built in Leeds by a local homelessness charity. The bed and mattress manufacturer has donated 32 mattresses and divan bases to the pioneering new development in New Wortley, delivered by local charity St George’s Crypt

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

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