Groundswell is a registered charity, which exists to enable homeless people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influence on services and to play a full role in our community.

Since 1996 Groundswell have been supporting homeless people to be involved in delivering solutions to homelessness – including peer research, client involvement and health.
Our work includes the Homeless Health Peer Advocacy service which supports homeless people to address their health needs and our Insight and Action Programme which takes a radical grassroots approach to uncovering the issues faced by homeless people and crucially, develops achievable solutions.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 SATURDAY JUNE 16.
Jimmy Carlson, 64, from Islington, London, who is to receive an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to homeless people. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 15, 2012. Mr Carlson spent 23 years homeless or living in hostels but turned his life around. See PA story HONOURS Carlson. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Jimmy Carlson OBE the renowned homelessness activist has died from respiratory health complications aged 69.

Read his obituary here.

My Right to Healthcare Cards sent out to services across London

My Right to Healthcare Cards sent out to services across London

1st Prize GSK Impact Award Winners!

1st Prize GSK Impact Award Winners!

Room to Breathe Report Launched!

Room to Breathe Report Launched!

HHPA Saving Lives, Saving Money!

HHPA Saving Lives, Saving Money!

Check out the Video from the GSK Impact Awards 2016!

 

Groundswell’s Core Beliefs:
  • Inclusive solutions! The only way to genuinely tackle homelessness and social exclusion is by utilising the knowledge and expertise of people affected by these issues.
  • There is no Them & Us – only Us! Groundswell brings everyone together to create effective solutions.
  • Involvement works! When everyone is involved, the process creates more effective services and enables people to regain their independence.
  • We believe in people! People are society’s most valuable resource, and everyone has the capacity to make a contribution.
  • The whole community benefits when we effectively tackle homelessness and social exclusion.
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