The Trinity Blog

Category: Homelessness

From grand ideals to reality … how do we get there?

Eoin, our Housing Director, shares our plans for protecting our supported housing and coaching from proposed Government policy changes whilst adding social purpose into the private rental market. We are working for a fairer society and we believe everyone has the right to a home – but the outlook for people at risk of homelessness… View Article

10 Years to end homelessness? Yes we can.

Steve Hedley, CEO, discusses the need for hope, optimism and courage when working out how to solve the world’s problems “Yes, we can.” Obama said it, Nike trade on it, Coaches coach it and all optimists believe it. I was called an optimist last week, and yes, I am. For me, a life without hope… View Article

Staff from Mondelez volunteer at our day service in Slough

A team from Mondelez, long term supporters of Trinity, sent a team of volunteers to our day service – SHOC, here is their experience: Well, it may not have been that glamourous but it was certainly the most stimulating lunchtime I have had in a while.  I went to a drop in centre for the… View Article

Who Matters?

Picture the scene: you have a job, which you go to every day. You do a good job. One day you’re late, because you weren’t feeling well or your bus was stuck in traffic. Obviously your employer docks your pay, right? Not just for the time you were missing though, for an entire week or… View Article

Selling Homelessness – Time for a Celebration?

img source Our CEO, Steve, tells us why celebrating our success – and encouraging the people we work with to do the same, is so important in our work to beat homelessness:  On Facebook last week someone posted this old photo of a delivery man standing outside No. 11 Downing Street with a pallet load of champagne… View Article

Our Landlords Aren’t Rogue – They Share Our Values

This week BBC One’s panorama set out to expose ‘unscrupulous landlords getting millions of pounds from the taxpayer for housing people in cramped and poor quality accommodation’, which it certainly did. It showed some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK living in the type of squalid conditions that you would expect… View Article

The beginning of a new journey? 2 Hours at the Civic Centre Housing department

img source Every Wednesday at the Civic Centre in Hillingdon, Trinity holds a 4 hour interview session for single men who are homeless and need somewhere to live. Housing provided by the local authority is allocated according to need – the men we interview come bottom of the priority pile; they have no dependents, they… View Article