About Listen Up! Hub

The Listen Up! hub collates raw reports on our experiences, concerns and feedback – a network of trained community reporters experiencing homelessness, living all around the UK, using our mobile phones to document our stories.

Through the hub, we want to elevate our voices, challenge stereotypes, and ultimately help decision makers end harmful health inequalities.

The hub has been created by Groundswell and On Our Radar, as part of the wider Listen Up! project, funded by Comic Relief.

More on the Listen Up! project

Listen Up! is a lived experience-led project, kickstarting major change towards better healthcare access and life expectancy for people facing homelessness.

Working in partnership with On Our Radar, Groundswell’s aims are:

  1. Increase key decision makers’ awareness of the barriers to healthcare faced by people experiencing homelessness across the country
  2. Create a movement of people experiencing homelessness, influencing decision makers and holding them to account for changes in practice and policy.

The project is funded by a Comic Relief ‘Change Makers’ grant. The Change Maker programme aims to find innovative solutions to problems affecting vulnerable people that have been overlooked or under-resourced at a local, regional and national level. Each project must work towards an overall, big picture change.

Find out more here.

How will we achieve our aims?

To create the scale of change we want to see, we will use a range of methods:

21 citizen journalists each year reporting their stories through this microsite!
Interviews and focus groups with 360 people experiencing homelessness, annually.
Themed briefings and webinars to share insights with decision makers.
Self-advocacy training for 250 people experiencing homelessness annually.


Many thanks to everyone who has been involved or participated in this project.

The experiences and views shared on this site are those of the individual reporters and not those of Groundswell or On Our Radar.