get some HAW Ribbons

make use of ‘HAW’ imagery

get active on Facebook

get active on Twitter

involve local representatives

contact the press

get filming and snapping!

organise an event

so, to get the ball rolling…

27 Nov. Newry Simon Community NI open day


3.00 - 5.00 pm, Newry Simon Community, 65 Bridge Street, Newry,  BT35 8AF


028 30266044


flyer

29 Nov. Lighting of Belfast City Hall


Belfast City Hall will light up red for Simon Community NI as part of HAW celebrations.


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Queries: Julie Tully, 02890 232882 Ext 361

30 Nov. CHNI & Patients Client Council conference


Conference entitled ‘Homelessness: breaking barriers to Health & Social Care’.


Click here for flyer.

30 Nov. Homelessness Awareness Panel


Belfast Met. College’s annual ‘HAP’ event.


Flyer here.


Queries: Gerry Skelton, HAP Convenor

30 Nov. Simon Community NI services information session.


A series of info workshops hosted by the Simon Community NI: more info here


Queries: Julie Tully, 02890 232882 Ext 361

30 Nov. Street Soccer NI Homeless World Cup Team celebration


WC Team flyer: 1pm.


Queries

If you have a specific query, don’t hesitate to contact us:



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Kathy Maguire

Youth Officer

Amanda Stewart

Youth Participation Co-ordinator

0782 542 9178  

Lyndsey Mann

Youth Participation Co-ordinator

0782 542 9388  



Telephone:

02890 246 440



Central Office (Belfast)

4th Floor,  Andras House,

60 Great Victoria St,  

Belfast, BT2 7BB.

Mail: kathy@chni.org.uk?subject=query (from chni website) Mail: amanda@chni.org.uk?subject=query (from chni website) Mail: lyndsey@chni.org.uk?subject=query (from chni website)

CRISPP is the strategic group for representatives of providers funded by Supporting People (SP). The group seeks to represent the sector and lobby politicians and SP on their behalf. It is comprised of representatives from the voluntary sector, Housing Associations and private organisations. CRISPP is jointly chaired by CHNI and NIFHA.


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We’ve set up a 'fighting fund' with a preliminary donation from NIFHA of £2000. CHNI have also donated, and are proposing that its members make an initial contribution of £250. Funds will be used to continue to engage Weber Shadwick in the delivery of the campaign. All donations, no matter what size, are welcomed.  Queries / contributions, click here.

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contribute to the SP campaign

Mail: cwatt@nifha.org?subject=SP campaign funds (query from chni site)

SP page / website queries:

CHNI

phone: 90246 440

email


campaign queries:

NI Federation of Housing Associations

phone:  028 9023 0446

email

Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) is an annual week of social, educational and awareness raising events organised across the country to highlight the issue of homelessness across Northern Ireland, and to mark the continued efforts of organisations, staff, and service users working in the sector.

ABOUT HAW

HAW 2015

A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who made HAW 2015 such a success!


Ricky Rowledge, CEO, CHNI


A variety of events were organised and held by providers, people who are currently or previously homeless, and the wider community, during HAW 2015. More organisations got involved, compared to last year, to raise awareness of homelessness, challenge stereotypes, and highlight the excellent services provided across NI.


From football tournaments, to lighting up the front of Stormont, events innovative, fun, and hard hitting.

It was especially encouraging that service user groups were actively involved this year, as well as MLAs, statutory and voluntary agencies, providers, and their partners.


We thank every one involved, whether they organised an event or simply attended, for their continued support. We hope a good time was had by all!


If you have any pictures and / or reviews of events that you would like to share, please forward onto George Quinn, info@chni.org.uk, and we will collate these on this page.


Once again, thank you for all your hard work. Congratulations!

Ricky Rowledge, CEO

HAW 2014 REVIEW

HAW 2015: GET INVOLVED!

CONTACT US

ENQUIRY FORM

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CONTACT US BY EMAIL, TELEPHONE, OR POST

For general queries relating to HAW, to request HAW logos, or to list an event, please contact George Quinn, Information Officer, or Lara Bamford, Admin Assistant (Mon, Thurs & Fri). Contact details below, or use contact form, left.


For queries relating to specific events, please contact event organiser.

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24 NOV: KILCOOLEY TENANT SUPPORT PROJECT LAUNCH (BANGOR)

26 NOV. OPENING OF ANTRIM RD RESOURCE CENTRE, THE SIMON COMMUNITY NI

26 NOV. ROOTSOUP COOKING SKILLS DEMONSTRATION.

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Belfast office:  4th Floor, Andras House, 60 Great Victoria St,  Belfast, BT2 7BB  |  Tel: 02890 246440  | North West office: Unit 15, Rath Mór Centre, Bligh’s Lane, Derry, BT48 0LZ  |  Tel: 02871 366363. We are grateful to those who support our work, including the NI Housing Executive. This site is kindly hosted by domain devils

Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) is an annual week of social, educational and awareness raising events organised across the country to highlight the issue of homelessness, and to mark the continued efforts of organisations, staff, and service users working in the sector. HAW aims to:

Originally arranged to mark the 40th anniversary (2006) of ‘Cathy Come Home’ - Ken Loach's powerful docudrama dealing with a young family's journey into homelessness - HAW is in it’s ninth year.

HAW is a sectoral wide week of activities, typically spanning the week that is made up of the last few days of November and the first few of December. HAW 2015 is scheduled to take place between Saturday 28 November and Saturday 5 December 2015 (inclusively).  


Whilst no one organisation is central to event planning / co-ordination, each year, we list and circulate information about upcoming events, and collate and present reviews of these, post-event. A review of HAW 2014 events (if available), and a regularly updated list of events for HAW 2015 are provided below.



HAW 2015: SAT. 28 NOVEMBER - SAT. 5 DECEMBER 2015.

HAW 2015: EVENTS

28 NOVEMBER-5 DECEMBER

We hope to list all events being held across the sector during HAW 2015 in this section. So, tell us about any event(s) you’re planning, forward flyers, booking materials, etc., and we’ll post them online.


This section will be regularly updated as information about events reaches us. Events are listed for informational purposes only - please contact the organiser of any event you’re interested in directly to verify event details. Join us, and do something ‘HAW’some!

28 NOVEMBER -  5 DECEMBER

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Share pics, vids, and reviews of your HAW 2015 events, and we’ll put them here!