Homelessness: hear the latest news on raDNO today

Listen to the latest news relevant to homeless and vulnerably housed people on raDNO between 12 -1 pm. In the studio today will be DNO editor, Mags Scragg and DNO coordinator, Simon Parker, with members of the DNO team. Stories under consideration this week include: the upcoming launch of No Second Night Out in Leicester and Leicestershire – an initiative to help connect people having to rough sleep to services as quick as possible; Shelter reporting that calls for help have soared and are likely to increase further over the Christmas period; London Mayor, Boris Johnson, equating the super-rich as a put upon minority like homeless people and the ‘Creative Lives’ film which looks at how art can change the lives of homeless people.

Down Not Out is a news agency run by people with experience of homelessness or vulnerable housing. Funded by the Big Lottery it was formed from a partnership between local charity, Action Homeless, and Citizens’ Eye Community News Agency.

Simon Parker, Down Not Out News Agency coordinator said: “I think DNO has made a good start in developing raDNO but there is a lot more to do – especially in getting more people involved. If you are interested just come along – there will be no pressure to speak if you don’t want to – and some of our best contributors started by saying they would never go on air. All we’re looking for is enthusiasm and the ability to drink tea, coffee or another (non-alcoholic) drink of your choice.

Anyone who is interested about getting involved in raDNO can contact:




Simon Parker said: “It’s great that the show will be hosted on Panj Pani Radio as the station is hosted by the NHS Partnership Trust. It allows us to explore the positive, confidence and self-esteem development that broadcasting training can bring and allows us to look at health issues around homelessness.”

You can listen to the raDNO show by visiting:





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