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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.

News photostories 123: Nov - Dec 2019

Photostories from the Pavement team.

Features

#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)

Hidden talent

Try a new way to get a job. Interview by Jacqueline Messih (before lockdown)

How was lockdown?

Groundswell is monitoring the Impact of Covid-19 on people who are homeless. Report by Mat Amp, Jo Brown & Martin Burrows

Will anything change?
Things are hopefully going to change says Manchester’s #HealthNow research volunteer Selina Hanley


Information

GP appointments and bookings
Housing Information - Your Rights
Benefits and Homelessness
Calming breaths
Contacts and services
The List - Health & Wellbeing in a Crisis
Drug update: staying safe
General advice from Groundswell

Opinion

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

Hopeful

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

You've got a friend

Ideas for lockdown life with and without WiFi from the Pavement writers

Four letters, one word

by Oscar Smith (extract)

Obituaries

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)

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

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. If you want to see your work published here, please email nicola@thepavement.org.uk
PTSD (to educate)

A poem by McGinlay

Methadone
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
Your View: Foodbanks shame
An open lettter to the Trussell Trust
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