Homelessness in Nottingham is at its highest in
almost 20 years. Rough sleeping threatens lives –
act now to offer shelter, support and protection.

A collaborate project.

Framework is a leading homelessness charity working throughout the East Midlands.

We change and save lives in three main ways:

  • By preventing homelessness
  • By helping people who are homeless
  • By providing opportunities and helping people to live independent lives

Framework provides accommodation, community-based support, rough sleeping street outreach, specialist treatment services, training and work skills to more than 11,000 people a year.
Our aim is to help those people – regardless of the challenges of their past or the complexity of their current circumstances – to live independently in and contribute to the communities we serve.

In Nottingham Framework provides a daily Street Outreach service to help rough sleepers. The team walk the streets to find and offer support to those experiencing the most extreme end of homelessness and isolation.

Framework helps people on a journey away from homelessness and towards a future of hope, stability, fulfillment and independence. Above all we help people to know their true value and live up to their potential.

The Nottingham Winter Shelter runs between the winter months of November to March providing an essential lifeline to rough-sleeping individuals. In season 2016/17 the team opened a second winter shelter venue increasing the number of bed spaces to an average of 37 per night in order to meet increased demand.

The shelter provides emergency shelter, acceptance, physical and emotional support, and encouragement in making positive changes in the lives of our guests including securing long term accommodation solutions. Winter Shelter operates across five different church halls and is operated by a team of coordinators, project workers and volunteers managed by Emmanuel House.

Anyone over the age of 18 can access the Shelter.



Street Pastors is a multi-church response to urban problems; over 70 volunteers representing 24 city churches go out onto the Streets of Nottingham on a Friday and Saturday between the hours of 10pm to 3am.

What do Street Pastors Do?

We care for, love, support, protect, listen to and encourage vulnerable people in the night time economy. Whether it be an intoxicated young person who needs to be helped home, talking down a fight, giving first aid or just listening to someone who is lost and burdened. Often we provide help, advice and support for homeless men and women – we are there to help.

Keep notified on all homelessness help projects by Framework.