‘Innovative’ Support for Single Homeless People

Umbrella body Homeless Link has found ‘innovation amidst a fall in funding and bed spaces’ in their annual review of support for single homeless people.  Frontline organisations are adopting innovative models of service delivery, playing a critical role in providing diverse support for their clients, despite the difficult climate they are operating in. This is one… Read more »

CRASH Appoints New Trustees to its Board

CRASH has appointed two new Trustees to its Board. Alastair Bell (MD British Gypsum) and Ian Bolster (BDM Imtech) join a well-established Board headed by Chairman Alan Brookes (CEO Arcadis). Alastair Bell was born and educated in Glasgow, graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc and then going back later in life to complete an… Read more »

Coffee, Sugar and Sanitary Ware

CRASH Patron VolkerFitzpatrick has provided sanitary ware for SIFA Fireside, a busy homeless day centre based in Birmingham. Following a visit from senior quality manager Paul Lane, services manager Martin Smith contacted VolkerFitzpatrick supplier Neville Tuckers, who generously agreed to provide the sanitary ware for this project. SIFA Fireside works five days a week with… Read more »

CRASH Patrons Participate in Open Doors Event

CRASH Patrons AECOM, BAM Construct UK, Carillion, Galliford Try, Mott MacDonald and VolkerFitzpatrick are all taking part in this year’s Open Doors event. From Monday 27th March to Saturday 1st April 2017 Open Doors provides a unique chance for to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Discover… Read more »

CRASH Chosen as Materials 2017 Charity

CRASH has been announced as Materials 2017’s official charity partner for the event. Materials 2017 event director, David Schindler, said: “In the UK, rates of homelessness are rising with an estimated 185,000 individuals currently without stable accommodation. In addition to this there are 200,000 people who rely on hospice support per annum. Such figures demonstrate… Read more »

MIPIM Reception Raises £4,300 for CRASH

The who’s who of the UK’s property industry raised over £4,000 for CRASH Charity at the 8th annual MIPIM Yes Oui Cannes reception. Held on Wednesday 1st March at The Drift, the pre-MIPIM event was hosted and organised by Derry Long of Mollenhauer Group. More than 400 key players in the UK property industry met… Read more »

Rough Sleeping Figures Continue to Rise

The number of people sleeping rough on England’s streets has risen by a further 16% according to a report released by Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The report provides national summary information on rough sleeping counts and estimates carried out by local authorities between 1 October and 30 November 2016. London’s figures increased… Read more »

CRASH Charity Team at Ecobuild 2017

Ecobuild may now be owned and operated by Futurebuild Events Ltd however its loyalty to and support of the industry’s charity CRASH remains as strong as ever. Managing director Martin Hurn says: “Having spent 12 years in the building and construction industry, the past five running Ecobuild with UBM, I founded Futurebuild specifically to make… Read more »

The Real Extent of Construction Labour Crisis

From ‘bridging’ and ‘plugging’it, to ‘minding’ and ‘closing’it, the nation’s skills gap is something that the industry loves to discuss, yet shies away from implementing practical solutions. CRASH Patron company Arcadis has published a report entitled: Arcadis Talent Scale – The real extent of Britain’s construction labour crisis The report can be found here (download pdf… Read more »

Help Shape the Future of Mental Health Awareness

CRASH Charity is working with Construction News to help make mental health awareness one of its core themes for 2017 with Mind Matters. As part of this, CN has launched an industry-wide survey and is calling on everyone employed in the construction industry to help shape the future of mental health awareness. We have already had… Read more »