They felt safe at the hands of the British government, but this took a swift turn following the first lockdown. Thousands of homeless had been given shelter across the country, but following May, this has been ceased, and vaccine protocols see that homeless people are of little priority.
As Exeter’s first TED event had to move online this year, Elise Hamersley discusses the highlights of the various performances and talks given at the digital event.
Exeter gets major funding boost to tackle homelessness The UK Government has announced that Exeter City Council will receive £440,000 to help combat homelessness in the city. The funding is part of the government’s Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP), which aims to provide the financial support needed by local authorities to keep people off the […]
Kevin Yu examines how we can aid the homelessness problem in Exeter amidst Covid-19 The rapid manifestation of coronavirus/COVID-19 has shaken the whole planet, including Exeter, with WHO recently confirming its pandemic status. As a result, much of society is preparing to be housebound, from (in-advisably) stock-piling loo roll, to integrating Skype chats for work. […]
Sophie Goschen scrutinises the topics of tampon tax, period poverty and sustainability
The new service will allow 24-hour access to important information and documents Exeter City Council have launched a digital service enabling local people at risk of homelessness to access key housing services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Advice, information and access to the council’s housing team can now be obtained through the […]
With homelessness being a continued prominent issue in Exeter, two University of Exeter students have noticed this and are taking initiative. Third year students, Olivia Mansfield-Carter and Jessie Cartwright, have recently starting the project ‘Home to Homeless UK’, being created with the intention of raising further awareness of homelessness in Exeter and Taunton. As […]
Homelessness, natural disasters and extreme poverty. All of these things have several impacts, with many charities working hard to provide food, bedding and other supplies. But when people talk about these issues, how many actually consider the importance of access to sanitary products for young girls and women? Every day, many young women around the world […]
There’s nothing like some jarring juxtaposition at Christmastime, when middle class mothers and determinedly festive students rush out of John Lewis and Build-a-Bear Workshops clutching extravagant gifts whilst destitute folk sit outside the store clutching their elbows from the cold. A 2017 ITV report states that homelessness is at an all time high in Exeter, […]
Anyone who takes even the vaguest interest in their surroundings knows that the situation concerning street-homelessness in Exeter is dire. Buying food for the homeless in town this past week cost me £26. The cost is budgeted and – of no material inconvenience to me – a generosity almost mandatory, borne out of my enormous […]