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Many thanks to Box Pizza for supplying pizzas for the soup-run last night.  The guys at Box Pizza created ‘Yorkshire Pizza’ for Yorkshire day and were also looking for something they could do to support the community… that’s where we came in.  Our soup-run is usually a very simple affair so as the rain fell there were lots of happy faces when we had something a little special to offer in celebration of Yorkshire Day.

…And in case you were wondering they were fantastic, you should definitely give them a try: http://www.boxpizza.co.uk/

blue plaque

Breakfast event in Huddersfield

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 those who are homeless.  If you would like to join us for the event please get in touch: admin@simononthestreets.co.uk


Plaque Impact

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 of the work we do is about helping people to communicate better; and that exactly what The team at Simon on the Streets have to do with their clients.”

Louise met with Clive at one of the Plaques to officially make the donation.


Recent News


Take my hand…

Tweet This short piece, written by one of our support workers, highlights the compassion and the skill they have for reaching out and offering empathy and support to those who need it most. ‘Most of the time we struggle through our lives taking the rough with the smooth and with the help of friends and […]

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Rough sleeping in the city

Tweet One of our support workers shares a case study of one of his clients that is currently rough sleeping: ‘The plight of people sleeping rough is talked about daily and is probably done so quite trivially, but most of us could not even comprehend one night of actual rough sleeping. Having recently seen the […]

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Why am I rough sleeping tonight?

Tweet Support worker AG shares a brief overview of three of the people on her caseload who are currently rough sleeping: ‘When I tell people what I do for a job I often hear, ‘so you help people find a house? ‘Before I started this job I thought the bulk of my work would be […]

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Safer in the city

Tweet Daniel has slept rough for many years. As his support worker got to know him better, it became clear why for Daniel his homelessness has a direct and complicated relationship to his past life experience. ‘The first time I met Daniel he was sitting on a busy pathway and my colleague made a brief […]

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And the war on begging continues….

Tweet An open letter from Simon On The Streets General Manager, Helen Beachell, to discuss the current anti-begging campaigns in Leeds and the broader social issues related to begging and the lives of rough sleepers in every city. ‘First things first.  I am not now, nor have I ever been supportive of begging.  Neither is […]

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Begging and addiction – beyond the here and now.

Tweet Support worker M shares some insightful thoughts on begging and the complexities of addiction. ‘On my way to work this morning, I saw someone begging who I’ve not seen before.  I had a quick chat with her, and she occasionally stopped mid-sentence to ask passers-by for spare change.  One of these passers-by walked on, […]

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Who are we to judge?

Tweet One of our support workers reflects on the negative judgments of her service users that she and they experience […]

Belonging – what does it mean to belong?

Tweet In this case study one of our support workers takes a close look at the barriers  our service users […]

How I found my roots….on a Sunday afternoon in the garage.

Tweet   Our General Manager, Helen Beachell, shares a very personal understanding of what is is to be rootless. Or […]

Challenging behaviour – A Case Study

Tweet Our General Manager often says that when we find our clients to be challenging, that’s how we know that […]


Tweet Here, one of our senior support workers gives an update on L, a young women previously featured on the […]

#vulnerable – Guest Blog

Tweet For our month of #Simone we asked for guest bloggers to come forward. Here Donna Howden, Chair of the […]