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Breakfast event in Huddersfield

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Tweet We are holding an event in Huddersfield aimed at engaging with the business community in the area.  The event, held on the 25th April, will offer an insight in to our work and why there is a need to do it.  It will also, following the ‘Blue Plaques’ campaign, look at death rates among […]

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Journalist Death

Tweet Recent news reports about a journalist / film maker who died whilst living on the streets for a TV project have become quite complicated.  Lee Halpin was originally reported to have died of hypothermia but the BBC have said that there might be a link with the death to the arrest of two individuals […]

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Plaque Impact

Tweet Louise Lapish from Gatewood Consulting was so moved by the #streetplaques campaign that the company made a donation. Louise said, “I’ve been interested in what Simon on the Streets do for a while but when I saw this campaign I needed to act.  one of the reasons it resonates with me is that much […]

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#StreetPlaques

Tweet   Our latest awareness raising campaign is a series of ‘Blue Plaques’ placed around Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.  The English Heritage Blue Plaques remember noteworthy individuals and often mark places where they lived.  Our plaques do the same for people who have slept rough. If you see any of our Plaques email or Tweet […]

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Marathon Fundraiser

Tweet Our Chair of Trustees, Ian McKenzie, is taking part in the London marathon this year to raise funds for us.  click here to visit his just giving page and support his race.  Ian has been a supporter, volunteer and trustee of the charity for almost ten years now and we really appreciate the the effort […]

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GMB Sleep-Out

Tweet Members of GMB union raised over £5,000 and counting on Monday 1st of October when they did a sponsored Sleep-Out for us.  The event took place on Millennium Square in Leeds, the weather was not bad at all; especially considering the amount of rain we’d had in the week prior to the event. Before bedding […]

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The Bedding Company Joins Ranks for the Sleep-Out

Tweet In support of our sponsored sleep-out this Thursday, The Bedding Company, who operate nationwide are to give away fifty brand new Sound Asleep Speaker Pillows worth £16.99 to those who donate £25 or more to the ionSearch Just Giving page for SOTS. Launched online only this year, The Bedding Company are the fasted growing online […]

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Number of Bradford homeless doubles in 3 years

Tweet A news story in the T&A today ran with the above headline.  http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/9847906.Number_of_Bradford_homeless_doubles_in_3_years/ The story is based on the report by SSentif that looks at the changes in the numbers of Local Authority accepted priority homeless households.  This number therefore does not include anyone who does not approach the local authority and neither does […]

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We’ve moved

Tweet We have moved our Leeds office.  Our new address is:   The Cardigan Centre Cardigan Road LEEDS LS6 1LJ   Due to this move we are no longer able to take donations of clothes, blankets or food.    

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Cuts Increasing Rough Sleeping

Tweet Homlesslink have conducted a survey of services across Yorkshire and Humber and amongst the findings were that many services that have had their funding cut have reported an increase in rough-sleeping and street drinking.  a total of nine accommodation services have been closed across the region which means the loss of 291 bed spaces.  And these […]

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Fundraising Black Tie Dinner

Tweet An evening of good food and music, hosted by Rugby star Henry Paul.  

We pick ourselves up and carry on…

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Tweet We pick ourselves up and we carry on…   I’m not going to lie.  It’s been a tough week. […]

Reflection from a DLA Tribunal

Tweet Justice without Compassion?  Reflections from my first Disability Living Allowance Tribunal I attended as an observer to a DLA […]

Helping hand from Leeds students

Tweet A team of fantastic third students studying Graphic Design and the Leeds College of Art are supporting Simon on […]

Food and Drink Networking Event – 28th October 2013

Tweet Simon on the streets are incredibly proud to have been chosen as the Yorkshire charity for the recent Brand […]

No Respect

Tweet Recently I was walking to an appointment with one of our youngest and most complex service users Lisa, and […]