In the action to tackle homelessness, a new resource has been coordinated by the ITAC Digital Action Group to help direct people about sources of support and ways to help homeless people.
Following the November Summit for Homelessness, a number of action groups were formed on a variety of areas to help bring about action on homelessness. Amongst these was the Digital Action Group. This group is all about ensuring information about support and giving support can be communicated clearly and easily. As a way of doing this, the group decided to get involved with the national Street Support Network website.
This is a website that has vital information that is required on sources of support and ways to help homeless people within a local area. It was decided that this was a good way to promote information in Cambridge in a one stop shop and funding was secured to get this up and running. Information was then provided by local organisations and then collated by a dedicated team of local students to populate the website. The end result of this is the Cambridge section of the website now being live.
The website helps guide those who require help by searching either by area of help needed (eg, housing) or by postcode. The information is then presented in list, map and timetable format so that you can see what support is available where and on what days. The website also provides useful information on emergency advice, volunteering, donating, getting business involved and offering spare items.
To view the website, visit: Street Support.