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Help for homeless people
Donate to support Streets of London’s #ComeOnHome campaign, which is raising vital funds to help homeless people off the streets.
People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society, and the last year has been a particularly tough time for them.
The economic impact of the pandemic is leading to a whole new wave of people becoming street homeless. The latest figures show more than 3,000 people slept rough on the capital's streets between January and March, with more than half of those people sleeping rough for the first time.
Centres across London are they are doing all they can to keep providing support despite being hard-hit by loss of funding.
By donating you will be helping to raise vital funds to support homeless people.
About Streets of London
Streets of London (registered charity number 1155242) funds specialist support for people who are homeless in London, and raises awareness about the issue. We make grants each year to fund homelessness projects across the capital.
Using our knowledge of the sector, we target funding to projects where we know the money will make a real difference, so that homeless people have the support they need to get back on their feet and leave homelessness behind for good.
Since 2015, Streets of London has provided more than £600,000 of vital funding to the homeless sector in London, funding some fantastic projects that offer life-changing support to people experiencing homelessness.
To learn more about the projects the charity supports, visit Streets of London's website.
Where is the money going?
All funds raised from this campaign will support Streets of London’s work tackling homelessness in the capital, funding vital immediate help for homeless people as well as longer-term support so that people can escape the streets for good.
We fund a wide variety of projects each year (typically with a grant of £10,000 per project) that provide a range of support to homeless people including:
- Day centres - meeting people's immediate needs, such as food, a hot shower, laundry, medical facilities, emergency night shelter for vulnerable sleepers
- Housing advice and support to help people find emergency accommodation and secure longer-term housing
- Projects that help people to build their employability, skills and self-confidence, and help with looking for jobs
- Mental and physical healthcare and support for complex needs: eg mental health support, support for alcohol addiction, substance use
- Projects that provide ongoing support to people once they’re in a place of their own, and help to develop independent living skills
One project the charity helped to fund recently was a catering skills course for people experiencing homelessness:
- The programme gives homeless people the opportunity to develop the skills they need to begin a career in catering.
- Work can often be the securest route out of homelessness. A job can provide someone not only with money to live on, but also meaningful occupation, a restored sense of self-esteem, belonging and a social network.
- Comprising a mix of practical cookery classes, barista training and life-skills, the aim of the course it to help people get into paid employment. Graduates can receive recognised qualifications.
- All graduates automatically qualify for a three-week paid work placement with a local restaurant, boosting their chances of successfully landing a job.
Every £10,000 raised as a result of the#ComeOnHome prize draw will allow Streets of London to provide vital funding to another amazing project such as this, that provides such an important life-line to the people it helps.
Thank you for your support.
The impact of your support
With the right support, people who have experienced homelessness can turn their lives around. It can have a huge impact on someone's life.
Will, who has benefitted from one of the projects supported by the charity, has this to say about how things have changed for him:
“The difference is unbelievable, you know, when I went in there, I didn't want to live. If I had the guts to kill myself, I would have... When I went out of there, I felt confident about my life, hopeful about my life. Yeah. it's changed my life. Saved my life, 100%”.