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Friday, 18 December 2015

Fw: HOMELESS SUNDAY - 40 days to go...

----- Original Message -----
To: Greg
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:25 AM
Subject: HOMELESS SUNDAY - 40 days to go...

37 days to Homeless Sunday...
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How are your plans coming along for Homeless Sunday? We are very excited in the Housing Justice office about all the great things happening next month.

And it's not too late, to get involved! 

Homeless Sunday is an annual opportunity for Christians to come together to listen to what God has to say about homelessness.  With the three themes of Connect, Challenge, and Commit, we invite churches, like-minded groups and individuals across Great Britain to reflect on, and address the problems of, homelessness.

One of the great things we would encourage you to do is pray! 

We have written a prayer for you to use as you prepare for Homeless Sunday or on the day itself. Why not purchase one or more prayer card packs to encourage your church members to pray alongside us?
Whether you're a church leader or a member of a local local church, FREE resources are ready for you to download now.  Indeed, one great way to commit to Homeless Sunday is to help us disseminate resources among churches in your town. For many years now, friends in Rugby have been doing just that, and ordered large numbers of our prayers cards, flyers and posters for distribution.

Please remember that you can also:
  • invite a member of the Housing Justice team to come and speak to your Homeless Sunday service on 24 January - simply email us!
  • find out what your local authority is doing to combat homelessness - simply visit their website and look up the housing section
  • encourage your congregation to commit to tackling homelessness - simply visit a local project, write to local politicians, raise funds

An evening of Music, Singing and Poetry
St Lukes Church - Hillmarton Road - London N7 9JE
being a fundraiser for Homeless Sunday
To book your tickets, please visit the dedicated page
here >>>


On 24 January 2016, Christians, and all who care, will Connect, Challenge and Commit - make sure you're ready!
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Custard Creams Are Cheaper Than Cous Cous, But You Can't Expect A F&**!! Baroness To Know That

Food for thought about food poverty and healthy eating... a blog posted a year ago... (not by me!)
WARNING contains some rude words....
Anyone who claims that healthy food is a cheaper option has clearly never enjoyed the dubious nutitional delights of a pack of Everyday Value Custard Creams (35p, 1,972 calories).

Read on

In need of Paint for your charity or organisation?

In need of paint for you community building, charity project or church?

Luv Preston have just launched Preston RePaint, a paint recycling project.

We have hundreds of cans of (often unopened) quality surplus paint available for the small charge of £2 per litre.  Top end brands and all different types and colours.
Come and see what we have available at Healthy Planet (opposite Debenhams), Fishergate Shopping centre, Preston.
Or contact Pete on 01772 298107 to find out more.

Further info can be found at:


Lancashire Community Finance - Important Change to the Start Up Loan scheme

----- Original Message -----
From: SULP
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:58 AM
Subject: Important Change to the Start Up Loan scheme


We have just been advised by the Start Up Loans Team that Start Up Loans are now available to anyone who has a business less than 3 years old. We would really appreciate  your help in getting this message out to as many businesses as possible -  we have the money to lend and we are able to turn applications around quickly.


All other Start Up Loan terms and conditions are the same, ie:


Ø  Applicants must be over 18, but there is no upper age limit

Ø  Start Up Loans available for up to £25,000 per person. In the case of partnerships or companies with more than one director, we may be able to  lend to each partner/director.

Ø  Repayment periods of up to 60 months

Ø  Interest rate 6% fixed for the term of the loan

Ø  Most business types are eligible and the loan can be for a wide range of business purposes.


The Start Up Loans package does of course include free business mentoring and access to a range of other offers.


If you know any successful business owners who are looking for finance and can't get help from their bank we would be delighted to talk to them and help them with the application process. They should e mail our Start Up Loans team or ring  Matthew Rimmer on  our Start Up Loans Team  on 01772 556877. Matthew  will be able to give  them more details and help them with the application process.


Thanks for your help with this and for your support during the year.


Very best wishes for Christmas and 2016.




Ann Byrne

Start Up Loans

E T 01772 556877 Direct 01772 205031





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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A route map to ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom - Feeding Britain in 2015-16

This report was published on Thursday 10 December 2015 by a cross-party group of Members of Parliament and Peers who serve as officers on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger. The document can be accessed online at   Or you can download it from here

Should you have any enquiries regarding this report, please email

Monday, 14 December 2015

Fw: resources for Migrant destitution in Britain from Homeless Link & JRF

Great to see some suggested resources for Migrant destitution in Britain from Homeless Link & JRF…/resources-on-migrant-destituti…. This must be a priority area for all of us especially as the Government is proposing to make Children destitute in the Proposed New Immigration Act!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Give a gift that will last this Christmas

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: Give a gift that will last this Christmas

Dear Greg

A recent survey of nearly 2,000 church leaders found that loneliness was the most significant social problem facing local communities*.

Sue knows the value of a supportive community. She has been a beneficiary of HOPE, a Church Urban Fund-supported project in Nottingham. When she was at her lowest it was through her local community networks that she found the support to get back on her feet again. She says…


"I just love what HOPE are doing for people. They are there to put people in the right direction. I see people coming through the door in desperation and then they're going out that little bit lighter. That was me all those years ago."

Sue now volunteers at HOPE and in her wider locality using her experiences to support others through the situations she has faced.

Could you help us with a gift today that could help a church- or community-project so they can reach out to people looking for help and support like Sue once was?

Your gift could help to make a world of difference to someone who finds themselves at the margins of society, and last long after the Christmas tinsel has come down. 

Thank you for caring

Canon Paul Hackwood
Executive Chair of Trustees

Thank you if you have already made your gift.


This is a true beneficiary testimony. However names and images have been changed to protect anonymity.

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