We are an undergraduate multi-national group studying at University of Westminster seeking to make a concreate difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Within our module “Developing Entrepreneurial Ideas” we are undertaking a project to successfully crowd fund our business idea. Research shown in figure 1 demonstrates that London is the main region where rough sleeping occurs, therefore, London is the suitable location to target compared to other regions where our support is required due to the high volume of demand for it. London is the Highest rough sleeping city in the UK!
Figure:1 (Homeless Link, 2010)
Through our research we discovered Issues within homelessness which has risen due to number of reasons. Homeless people are those who have no support from their friends and family which leads to relationship breakdowns where addiction to alcohol increases and health problems occur. Therefore, people start to become homeless. As a group we understood that people don’t pick to be homeless on the streets, but they are coming across major disaster's in their lives.
The aim of our project is to stand in solidarity against the local homeless issue by providing direct intervention to improve their day to day lives. Therefore, we have collaborated and decided to crowd fund to raise money to provide 1 pound call cards. These cards allow the homeless to contact a local charity to collect them from potenitaly dangerous situations and to bring them to saftey. This card allows for the homeless to get out of the cold at night and to sleep indoors at their local charity. This card is lifesaving for local homeless people who routinely go through rough sleeps. We are raising money through crowd funding, the money allows us to distribute 1 pound call cards to local charities to hand out to rough sleepers. We are hoping to raise 350 Pounds for this issue. All money donated will do directly to Salvation Army!
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