A portrait exhibition to raise awareness about the rise of homelessness in the UK and the plight of rough sleepers on the streets has been launched at Dina arts venue on Cambridge Street. Sion Thomas has been documenting and photographing homeless people to bring to the public’s attention the struggles of living on the streets and to raise funds for two local charities, the Archer Project and S2 Food Bank. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield is set to receive over £400,000 to help tackle homelessness in the city. The government cash is aimed at bringing an end to people sleeping rough on the streets by the year 2027. 52 year old Nigel Jones, has been homeless for over two years. He spoke to Sheffield Live! on his hopes the cash will help him find accommodation. Baillor Jalloh reports.
With government promising £100m new investment to tackle homelessness, Sheffield Live! spoke to one rough sleeper about the barriers to finding work and accommodation. Baillor Jalloh reports.
The Archer Project is asking supporters to get involved in food parcel sorting and meals service alongside their annual sleep-out for the homeless. The number of rough sleepers in the UK is on the rise for the sixth successive year with official figures showing over 4000 people sleeping out in 2016, more than double the numbers of 2010. As part of their annual fundraising sleep-out, Sheffield charity the Cathedral Archer Project are inviting volunteers to help out with food parcels, breakfast and lunch for the homeless. Sheffield Live! reporter Sham Powell spoke to Tracy Vines, marketing and development manager.