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“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Winter weather and homelessness in York.

What’s your go-to idiom for cold weather? Are you a master of the British understatement with “it’s a bit nippy?” Perhaps you’re a fan of hyperbole, leaning more towards “it’s like the Arctic out there!” Or, maybe you are a comedian and your go-to phrase is something along the lines of “it’s colder than a […]

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Refugees: Modelling a loving response

Photo: kevin-buckert-unsplash The atrocious situation in Ukraine has brought the awful plight of refugees close to home. These are people from Central and Eastern Europe that are being displaced by Russian military intervention. Nearly 4m people have been displaced, either internally in Ukraine or to neighbouring countries. The response of the British public has been

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What happened at the national Homelessness Impact Forum?

I attended the Homeless Impact Forum #Impactforum2022, hosted by Centre for Homeless Impact on 27 January 2022, so thought I would share some of the pearls of wisdom. Homelessness remains a significant issue in many communities. For many it is hard to access subsidised long term housing support. For others there is too limited an

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