January 26, 2018

At One Big Family we don’t just hand things out on the streets, there is so much more we do. Our aim is to signpost people to the services they really need and support them.

Recently some of our volunteers took first aid courses which may come i...

January 24, 2018

So some of you may know me or Mike smith, We are a part of One Big Family, We do a food run around Victoria on a Wednesday night. I have recently just come back to helping around Victoria as i became homeless and am just finding my feet. We have recently just got a new...

January 23, 2018

Outreach last night was minus myself due to illness.

Justine, Natalie, Lewis and Oscar were on street to offer our help to those in need last night.

We were met with more good news last night that we have seen for a long time has moved into temporary accommodation a...

January 19, 2018

For the second year in a row, One Big Family have been nominated for the Pride in Medway awards, for their amazing volunteer work revolving around the homeless community.

They won the award in 2017, and have gone above and beyond yet again this year, opening a brand new...

January 16, 2018

Wet was the key word last night. Trying to keep the items we take into the street dry. We half succeeded.

We had lots of cookies and pastries from Tesco, courtesy of Fareshare. It was a quieter night than usual and we hoped that some may have found cover for the night.

W...

January 15, 2018

Medway Soup Kitchen
From our lovely volunteer Nurse Lucy Davis...

So last night I went to help out at the soup kitchen . When I got there everything was setup and the smell of cooked food was lovely there was chicken pie, sweet and sour , stew and other lovely delights....

January 9, 2018

Medway Homeless Emergency Winter Refuge

We have now provided well over 300 beds to the homeless so far this Winter - it costs nearly £100 per night to open & we have been open for 28 nights so far... we receive no official funding, and solely rely on donations.

Thank you...

January 9, 2018

Outreach last night was busy. We never know what to expect so we go prepared.

With SWEP being in place our priority was asking rough sleepers if we could help get them into emergency accommodation. Two took us up on this and Justine set about making the appropriate phon...

January 6, 2018

Today I haven’t unfortunately been on street.

As a registered charity we do have another job to do. A financial one. This means keeping accounts, track of physical donations, future expected expenditure and looking after the money that has been donated. We even have to...

January 1, 2018

2017 has been quite a year.. 
The Yorkshire Branch started in January and is going from strength to strength - big thanks to Jayne & team and all who support them
In London, Mike is still doing homeless outreach and distributing food to those in need on a daily basis -...

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