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Homeless radio

May 19th 2009
A new radio show produced and presented entirely by homeless people has been created in Cambridge using funding made available by the local council. Seven homeless volunteers broadcast a magazine-style one-hour programme on alternate Tuesdays at 2pm on 105FM for Cambridge or at 209 Radio. The team has been trained and helped by Kirsten Lavers, editor of Willow Walker, and station manager Karl Hartland, who used the Kick Start funding of the Cambridge City Council for meaningful occupation projects. "The project was set up with the help of Kick Start funding, which has just run out, so we are desperately searching for more funding to continue this successful project," Ms Lavers said. "We have new people who want to join the team and need to receive training and the existing team want new members so that we can extend the programme to weekly rather than fortnightly, as it is currently," she added. Ms Lavers said she was hoping to receive a second round of funding and hopes that the original members will continue their involvement as mentors to other homeless volunteers who have already expressed an interest in joining the training course. The organisers added they would be keen to share the model with other community radio stations and homeless projects.

February 2008



Are you on CHAIN?

The interview: Grant Shapps, MP

Alternative housing: Architecture for Humanity

Long live the Silver Lady

St Mungo's loses City contract

Obituary: Pat McCann

Three deaths in Conway House

An anniversary and a departure at ASLAN

SNaP report uncovers hostel provision in England

Jonathan Creek ate my ear

Scottish housing scandal

Camden street count

Paris deaths

Camden – ASBO central?

Tory MP Grant Shapps sleeps out

The Homeless World Cup 2008

Director leaves Simon Community

Homeless radio

Crisis critique

Hospital discharge

Vital soup runs - a response

What to do if you're gay and homeless?


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