Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
17 May 2016
A true Mansfield Hero
Mary White has an extraordinary story. Her relationship with homelessness starts as a 27 year old woman with two very young children in Mansfield in 1966. Now at 77, Mary has collected her boldest memories from rock bottom to homelessness crusader.
12 May 2016
My Transatlantic homelessness exchange
Two weeks ago I arrived from the US to take part in an international exchange programme in the UK. I have been working with the Framework Street Outreach team in Nottingham to learn more about their work.
01 Apr 2016
#Givesmart - provocative but accurate
The new #Givesmart campaign against begging in Nottingham has caused quite a stir, with its stark and provocative posters depicting drink and drug abuse coming in for some fierce criticism in the media. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate.
18 Mar 2016
The challenges of helping homeless women
To mark International Women’s Day we had a chat with Framework’s Ronnie DeFelippis, manager of our Women’s Complex Needs Service in Nottingham. This fascinating Q&A explores some of the key challenges of her work
10 Feb 2016
The Music Exchange – the end of an era
As Framework announces the closure of the Music Exchange, one of its original social enterprises, store manager Joey reflects with pride on the last few years....
03 Feb 2016
A very merry Christmas
The Christmas Appeal total and how your support in December has already helped so many people find a place to call 'home'.
05 Jan 2016
Framework's view on Nottingham 'homeless camp'
Framework Chief Executive Andrew Redfern details his thoughts on the on-going 'homeless camp' in Nottingham.
01 Jan 2016
We are ferociously grateful
A purple-bearded Father Christmas visited Bassetlaw Moving Forward with a sack of surprises.
17 Nov 2015
A small cut with a disproportionate impact
Today members of the House of Lords will debate the Welfare Reform & Work Bill. It is extremely important to Framework and other smaller specialist housing associations because it threatens substantial cuts to our income and our ability to support vulnera
14 Oct 2015
Youth homelessness on the agenda at 24-hour sofa push
Take one slightly modified sofa, a wacky idea, a whole 24 hours, and a whole load of determined young people… and what do you get? An inspirational fundraiser for homeless young people of course.