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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.


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

What next?

Ian Kalman calls for more people with lived experience of homelessness to get involved in Government and Local Authority decision-making

#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)


Tooth care

Dentist Declan Cairns offers dental care tips during these strange Covid-19 times

GP appointments and bookings
Housing Information - Your Rights
Benefits and Homelessness
Calming breaths
Contacts and services
The List - Health & Wellbeing in a Crisis


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

You've got a friend

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


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

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