Welcome to the Framework blog, where you will find regular updates of our work, our wonderful supporters and the people we exist to support.
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.
22 Jul 2015
VIDEO - 'How I help homeless young people'
Our SAFE service supports homeless and vulnerable young people in Derbyshire to build independent and successful futures. In this video, Support Planner Stephanie explains the challenges and rewards of her work.
10 Jul 2015
Withdrawing Housing Benefit rights from young people is wrong
This week’s announcement of cuts to housing benefit payments to young people is deeply misguided. It will hit the most vulnerable young people the hardest and will, in the end, save very little public money.