Services for people experiencing homelessness in Stoke-on-Trent
By Dean Spruce, Communication and Media Coordinator, VOICES
Back in 2008, following the tragic death of two rough sleepers in a disused building, Stoke-on-Trent city council, Fire Service and Brighter Futures produced a series of posters and leaflets that provided all the important emergency contact information for people who are faced with the prospect of rough sleeping.
This information has proved invaluable to those directly affected by homelessness, as well as organisations and services that work in and around homelessness, but also to commercial businesses and other public services in the city that may not necessarily have been aware of the support networks in place to assist in the event of homelessness occurring.
Unfortunately the posters and leaflets were eventually discontinued, but in 2014 the VOICES project relaunched this initiative, and we intend to maintain this valuable resource, adapting it to a wallet/purse sized format and keeping the contact information as up to date as possible.
The latest version of the ‘Services for People experiencing homelessness’ fold out directory is now out, with a fresh new look, comprising of a comprehensive list of appropriate services, and including a full colour map.
VOICES have already distributed a significant amount of these to the various services around the city, however we do have a limited stock remaining. If your organisation would benefit from having stock of the new directories, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, a high resolution pdf version is available for printing on request.