Hats off to the knitters!

Hundreds of scarves and hats knitted by volunteers through Douch Family Funeral Directors are to be distributed to the homeless this winter. The ‘knit and natter’ sessions across the funeral group’s branches create items for a variety of charities.

New bid to help homeless

A major new multi-agency initiative aiming at reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has been launched. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Street Support is backed by up to 30 different organisations, including charities, churches and local authorities. These include charitable housing association BCHA whose social enterprise offshoot the New Leaf Company’s multi-use premises The Factory in Alder … Read More

Yellow Buses helps the homeless

A charity that helps homeless veterans off the streets and into accommodation has received a donation from Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo. Help 4 Homeless Veterans is a national charity with local volunteers including Dave Ingram, ex-Royal Navy who is now a driver for Yellow Buses. He received the cheque together with army veteran David Wood who is the … Read More

Parley Golf Centre helping drive people into work

Having assisted many rough sleepers last winter with its ‘sleepsafe’ initiative, Faithworks Wessex is now supporting them into the world of work. The organisation’s ‘2nd Half’ project helps clients gain experience and references so it’s easier for them to find employment. Parley Golf Centre was keen to assist and offered practical work for the volunteers who began by painting part … Read More