Simon on the Streets are delighted to welcome Your Engine Room to our 5 for 5 Partnership Scheme.
On outreach early one morning, we approached Eve. She was crying and told us she had just started her period.
Damien and HMP Leeds' story
HMP resident Damien McKeen, and staff and prisoners at HMP Leeds, organised and took part in a 5km charity fun run around the grounds of HMP Leeds.
Yvonne’s story highlights how those considered to have “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF) are placed in very vulnerable situations. Sleeping rough is often their only option.
"We wanted to partner with a charity doing work to support people in ways helpful to them."
We often forget that the things we can easily do at home - shower, eat and sleep, are not so easy for those who are homeless. Rather than simply walking into another room in their home, they have to walk, sometimes miles, to do these things. Tim's daily routine gives an insight into how much walking many people who are homeless have to do.
We meet Fred regularly to offer support. Some days we have breakthroughs, other days he doesn't answer the phone or meet us. Fred is trying to break the cycle of homelessness, and we're here to support him on his journey.
Bradley has been sleeping on the streets on and off for years. When we first met Bradley, he was restricted from emergency accommodation, as well as several other services, due to his behaviour which was deemed high risk. No-one was working with him.
Are you homeless?
Whether you’re out on the streets, sleeping on sofas, or at risk of losing your home, we’re here to support you. Get support in any of the cities we operate in: Leeds, Bradford, or Huddersfield.
Get support for someone you know
If you’re concerned about a rough sleeper you’ve seen in your area, or simply know someone who’s lost their home, you can learn more about the support available.