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Category: Steve Hedley


Having spent years carving out, or maybe wringing out, some sort of anti-establishment character for myself, like some sad bloke Jarvis Cocker would sing about, last week I found myself like so many of my pre and post punk heroes, brushing up against the very heart of British establishment. Upon entering that hallowed ground I… View Article

Thank You to Colin Angus

Steve, CEO, thanks outgoing Chair of  Trustees, Colin Angus for his time at Trinity and SHOC:  Although this happened a few months ago, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to show our gratitude to Colin Angus who this year stepped down after serving as Chair for five years. Colin served as a Trustee for… View Article

10 Years to end homelessness? Yes we can.

Steve Hedley, CEO, discusses the need for hope, optimism and courage when working out how to solve the world’s problems “Yes, we can.” Obama said it, Nike trade on it, Coaches coach it and all optimists believe it. I was called an optimist last week, and yes, I am. For me, a life without hope… View Article

Charity? This isn’t charity …

Steve tells us why he thinks what we do at Trinity is not actually charitable … It’s estimated the cost of homelessness, mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment and the criminal justice system in the UK is upwards of £270 billion annually. This would cancel the entire debt of half the population of the… View Article

Overcrowding – Is This England?

  Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live  – John Milton In March one of our tenants turned up at the office with his wife and three children asking us to re-house him with his family. Understandably they had worked hard to be reunited together and unbeknown to us our… View Article

System Change

Steve, Trinity CEO, asks what needs to change in the homeless sector in order for us to beat homelessness in our communities … Was I in the wrong room? I was at a national conference discussing the state of the homelessness sector in the UK with professionals in the field; I understood the jargon, most… View Article

More Cuts

Steve talks about how we reacted at Trinity when the first round of austerity measures left many charities fighting over the same diminishing funds to run our services.  Never accept the premise of the question. Our most significant question in the last few years was: “Would you like to tender to run the service that you yourselves… View Article

Trust is an earner … I mean trust is earned, right?

How important is trust when you donate to charity? Do you want to know how your money is being spent? Steve Hedley, our CEO, discusses the questions that we should be asking of charities before we donate our time and money. How does a charity earn your trust? Certainly, benefitting from the charity yourself or… View Article

Selling Homelessness – Time for a Celebration?

img source Our CEO, Steve, tells us why celebrating our success – and encouraging the people we work with to do the same, is so important in our work to beat homelessness:  On Facebook last week someone posted this old photo of a delivery man standing outside No. 11 Downing Street with a pallet load of champagne… View Article

Our Landlords Aren’t Rogue – They Share Our Values

This week BBC One’s panorama set out to expose ‘unscrupulous landlords getting millions of pounds from the taxpayer for housing people in cramped and poor quality accommodation’, which it certainly did. It showed some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK living in the type of squalid conditions that you would expect… View Article