From street to home
Our Street Impact teams, worked in partnership with clients and other support agencies, to build a path out of homelessness together. Street Impact workers provided clients with personalised and continuous support from street to home - and crucially beyond - so they can sustain their new home and build a supportive community around themselves.
Street Impact London
“Street Impact London allowed us the space to build long lasting and meaningful relationships with people who may otherwise have fallen through the cracks. Encouraging clients to be part of the decision making supporting the development of their agency at every turn, helped to dissolve the hierarchal structure and led to truly collaborative and co-produced teamwork. We grew together, side by side, into this huge and memorable force for creating lasting change.”
- Esther Rosenblatt, Street Impact London Case Coordinator
From 2017 – 2021 the Street Impact London team supported a targeted group of 175 people to leave the streets behind for good. These were people with a long history of sleeping rough who were either already on the streets or at high risk of returning to rough sleeping. Street Impact London was hugely successful, supporting clients into new homes and helping them transform their lives.Read our impact summary
In London 151 people (86%) were supported to enter accommodation with 111 (63%) sustaining this for at least 12 months.
Street Impact Brighton
"I had been homeless for ten years when I met Sophie and Frankie from the Street Impact team. I'd been caught in a cycle of rough sleeping and crime, but Frankie saved my life."
- Ben, former Brighton Street Impact client
In the last three years our Street Impact workers have had the time and space to form deeply trusting relationships with clients who have long histories of rough sleeping. These relationships can be life changing.Read our impact summary
In Brighton, of the cohort of 100 clients, 78% have entered accommodation and 28% have signed a long term tenancy agreement.
"Being a Street Impact worker is about carrying optimism when someone sleeping rough may have lost all hope, while at the same time being absolutely respectful of the individual’s choices."
Paulina, former Street Impact Outreach Manager, shares her experience of being part of the team in Brighton and highlights the successes of the project to date.Read her blog
"The beauty of the Street Impact project, and what I believe has played a major role in its success, is the team’s ability to connect with individual clients to form meaningful, positive, relationships."
Dan, Brighton Street Impact Outreach Worker.
Street Impact in Bristol
“For me, it’s very much about developing a meaningful relationship, which is something that a lot of Street Impact clients may not have had in their entire lifetime. And that can be a really, really powerful thing.”
- Ben, Bristol Street Impact Worker
Since 2017 our Street Impact Bristol team have been building trusting individual relationships with people who have long histories of sleeping rough. The team supported clients to access and navigate services, helping them move away from the streets.Read our impact summary