International Overdose Awareness Day

31st August marked International Overdose Awareness Day. Accidental overdose is a growing problem. In 2019, over 4000 people in England and Wales lost their lives to drug overdose – the highest figure since comparative records began in 1993. The Office for National Statistics estimates that of that number, almost 80% of deaths due to drug misuse are […]

New report monitors the largest antibody testing programme for COVID-19

A new report tracking the progress of the world’s largest home antibody testing programme has been published by the Department of Health. Over 100,000 volunteers have taken part in antibody testing programme for coronavirus, which tracks the spread of COVID-19 across England following the first peak of the pandemic. All of the volunteers tested themselves […]

Contactless scheme supports rough sleepers in Harrogate

A contactless payment scheme launched by Harrogate Street Aid has raised over £5,300 for rough sleepers, awarding a grant of £500 to one of our service users in North Yorkshire Horizons. Based in Harrogate town centre, a contactless terminal allows the public to make direct donations which are combined into a larger sum and distributed […]