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Queer homelessness activist Carla Ecola explains what motivates their work

The Pavement Editorial & House Style Advice for Volunteers
The Pavement Equal Opportunities Policy
The Pavement Whistle-blower Policy

Over the past few months Covid-19 adaptations have often made the news seem as if it was April Fool’s Day…

GP appointments and bookings


Better than nowhere

News in Brief 127: July – August 2020
Our round-up of what‘s been happening...

Health & Wellbeing in a Crisis

To help you stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic the Pavement has created a booklet HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN A CRISIS. Please download to read.

News in Brief 125: Mar-Apr 2020

Our monthly round-up of what‘s been happening...

“News in Brief 124: Jan-Feb 2020

Our monthly round-up of what‘s been happening...

News in Brief 123: Nov-Dec 2019

News in brief written by Jake Cudsi.


Cold comforts

Suddenly writers seem to be noticing individuals who are homeless. New books reviewed by Sarah Hough

Show time

Accumulate's moving online ceremony. Report by Mat Amp

Survival stories

Our readers will know what difficulties they’ve faced during the Covid-19 lockdown. Here’s a shout out to some of the people and places who’ve offered help

#HealthNow roundup

Highlights from #HealthNow projects running in Birmingham, Newcastle and Greater Manchester

Can you hear me?
Zoom workshops for actors and singers. Report by Ian Kalman

Healing art

Geraldine Crimmins is a mentor at Café Art which now runs art workshops online. She has lived experience of homelessness. Q&A by our writer McGinlay (before lockdown)


Better believe

Round-up of the 21st century lowlights and some positive personal changes by Mat Amp

Tattoo time

How Covid-19 changes in the way we get together and work shook Deputy Editor Mat Amp’s recovery

Behind bars

22 years ago Ruth Wyner, director of a Cambridge homelessness charity, was imprisoned for letting heroin be dealt by serviceusers on site. Here she discusses politics and prison with Matthew Hobbs


How a story about hope helped Deputy Editor Mat Amp rebuild his life.

Is anyone out there?

Pavement’s Deputy Editor Mat Amp had to self-isolate after a friend caught Covid-19. Not long after he got ill. Now recovering he’s pondering the big question – who am I if no one else is around?

Tips for dealing with Corona World

Mat offers some useful steps to help you stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic


Much too young: Kevin & Alex
Kevin and Alex are the reality behind the stats. Someone who sleeps rough has an average age of 47. Life expectancy in the UK is 81.
Florida homeless paper's editor dead
Suicide of Tampa Epoch’s founder leaves paper’s future in doubt
The names
Annual service remembers 146 homeless men and women
Alexander Withers
Wee Alex is badly missed by his friends and colleagues in Glasgow,
Commemorating friends and companions
The annual service of commemoration at St Martin’s was, as usual, touching and heart-breaking

Gerald Denny (Ged). Born: 02/03/55 Died: 08/12/18. Funeral: 17/05/19. Obit from Samir Jeraj (sent in August 2019).

Your voice

Boarded up

Author and writer David Tovey shared his painting I’m on the Pavement yet again with the Pavement readers. He says: “I couldn’t just explain the picture in one paragraph, so I wrote it in sections like poetry” 

Sharing your creativity
Thank you for reading our Health & Wellbeing in a Crisis booklet and then sharing your fantastic words and images created during lockdown. Contributions from Chris Bird, Raymond Reilly, Rosie Roksoph, Chris Sampson, Sheila Wells and Alyson. If you want to see your work published here, please email
PTSD (to educate)

A poem by McGinlay

A reader calls us out on an article.
Soup runs: a reader replies
Being treated with love and respect is important
Rough sleeping Catch 22
A reader responds to last month's article about the new antisocial behaviour act