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Ideas Board

Ideas Board

We believe that frontline workers are in a unique position to identify solutions which take into account both the client’s need as well as the practicalities of service delivery. The ideas board is therefore an opportunity for you, as a frontline worker, to put forward an idea which you think will improve the situation for those facing homelessness or housing issues. 

The idea could be big or small – it could be just one small part of getting someone back on their feet, or it could be something more ambitious. We are looking for creative solutions, to test new ways of working or to release opportunities which might not normally be accessible.

We will fund ideas between £200 - £10,000! 

For guidance on submitting an idea, read our guide HERE

To submit an idea to our Ideas Board please complete this short application form and return it to Raks Patel at raks.patel@stmartinscharity.org.uk



  • Proposed Ideas

    Proposed Ideas

  • Funded Ideas

    Funded Ideas

  • Have an Idea?

    Have an Idea?

  • Ideas Board

    To fund support workers for a house in Oxford to support homeless young men, to work with them to reach full independence.
    To develop a small pilot bond scheme with an accommodation provider in Liverpool for young people leaving care.
    To provide a service of focused peer mentoring for the residents of a local night shelter.
    150 clients to have welfare rights advice from a specialist welfare rights worker from the local Law Centre through a weekly inreach surgery.
    To set up and run an income generation project to provide support workers to residents of dispersed hostel accommodation (shared houses).
    Hold bicycle workshops in North Wales, where people can bring in their broken bikes, get them repaired, and learn some basic bike maintenance.
    Pop-up pizza restaurant in a homeless hostel to improve skills and tackle stigma.
    Service users take responsibility for maintaining a bike so they are able to attend appointments in town, which is a 5 mile round trip.
    To help clients with their utility bills by supplying gas/electric vouchers so people can afford to keep warm over the winter.
  • Ideas Board

    Service navigators can access a pot of money to be used solely for the removal and storage of personal belongings for vulnerable clients.
    A digital inclusion project so all of our young people can have basic IT skills as this is a vital life skill in the modern world.
    To provide basic home furnishing packs to vulnerable people starting a new tenancy.
    To help make a house a home for under 35’s affected by welfare benefit changes by providing a starter pack of essential items for those who are mov...
    A Fresh Start will provide a ‘move in pack’ of basic supplies for people moving into emergency accommodation in the city, increasing tenancy sustai...
    To help prevent homelessness and enable other support needs to be met when clients leave rehab without an accommodation and prescribing plan.
    To improve independent living among young people, through raising awareness of street culture and its impact; developing workshops around healthy e...
    To raise awareness of the PIE concept among frontline workers in the North East and to develop potential ways of frontline staff visiting projects...
    To assist our service users to access the private rented sector and secure accommodation.
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