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Winter Newsletter 2023

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Dear Friends of Street Talk,

I hope that this year which is drawing towards the time of celebration has been a good one for you all and for your families. Street Talk is still here, thanks to your support. Sometimes just still being here together is something to celebrate.

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Landscape of the Mind

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A new exhibition exploring art therapy and featuring work by Street Talk art therapists has opened to the public at the Resource for London building, 356 Holloway Road, N76PA, and will be on display until the middle of February 2024.

Health & Homelessness Case Studies | Homeless Link

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Street Talk has featured in a new briefing from Homeless Link focusing on good practice case studies from organisations who have developed new ways of working to improve the health outcomes of the people they support.

The case studies, which are published following Homeless Link’s recent report ‘The Unhealthy State of Homelessness’, include short videos and links to toolkits to provide further depth and context about how organisations have designed programmes, alongside quotes from people who have benefited from them.

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Dear Friends,

Another year is coming to its close, the nights drawing in, the season for remembering friends, with us once more. In a year when political, economic and climate turbulence, not least the sadness of the war in Ukraine has touched most of us, your help matters more than ever. Street Talk is still here, thanks to you… Open to keep reading.

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Street Talk Wins at London Impact Awards

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The London Impact Awards: Powered by Women were held on Wednesday evening and we are delighted to announce that Street Talk was selected as a winner!

We are incredibly proud to receive this award after being nominated alongside such inspriational womens organizations.

We want to say a big thank you to the London Community Foundation who have been fantastic supporters of Street Talk for many years now, to Citi, who support the London Impact Awards, and of course to all our supporters for making our work possible in the first place.

Thank you!

Street Talk wins the Maxie Richards Addiction Award

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We are thrilled to announce that Street Talk has been selected as the winner of the Centre for Social Justice’s Addiction Award.

All of us at Street Talk are honoured and encouraged to recieve this award and we’d like to offer a big thank you to the CSJ, Cathy Newman, the Alex & William de Winton Trust and the Telephraph.

It is moving that this award creates a link between the CSJ and some of the most marginalised women on the streets of our city.

The government’s commitment to accommodating the street homeless population

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The Government has announced that it is committed to accommodating the street homeless people, who have been taken into emergency accommodation, as part of the response to Coronavirus.

Since Street Talk was founded fifteen years ago, the numbers of women on the streets have multiplied. We have seen how austerity, accompanied by changes to the benefit system, not least the practice of sanctioning benefits, have put many vulnerable women on the street.

Street Talk is asking the government not only to fulfil their promise to accommodate people who have become homeless but to prevent homelessness by addressing the causes. If austerity has created street homelessness by marginalising the vulnerable, investment in services for vulnerable people would reverse it.

Street Talk asks the government to prevent vulnerable people from becoming homeless by committing to substantial and long term investment in:

  • Children’s services and support for vulnerable families
  • The profressionalisation of foster care
  • Mental health services
  • Support for those leaving the care system
  • Mental health care and rehabilitation for those in prison and housing and support following release
  • Legal aid