Many individuals and grass roots groups in our city including ourselves, have previously and continue to campaign & lobby local councils and the government for truly meaningful change to end homelessness.
We have always used the logo, "keep your coins, we want change". As we recognise the need for long term changes, by providing permanent homes and offering adequate support alongside which would be more humane and more economical.
However, despite all of the millions of governmental money set aside to help tackle homelessness, the powers that be have not taken adequate action to provide a 24/7 drop in shelter for all those living on our streets whom face severe weather at different times throughout the year. The last drop in shelter for those with or without a local connection closed in our city 4 years ago.
Whilst the campaigns and lobbying continue for long term solutions to be put into place, there are people who will be warmed by these short term direct actions in the meantime. Diversity of tactics are very much needed during the transitions of our time as we continue to see the levels of homelessness rise.
We want to join and support other community groups in taking direct action to provide immediate support by gathering and handing out packs of the following equipment:
*HATS, GLOVES & SCARVES
*BIVVY BAGS FOR KEEPING SLEEPING BAGS DRY
Please also support by lobbying central government and local authorities to push for long term change to end homelessness. Everyone has the right to shelter. Everyone deserves a home. No one should be left to struggle and die on our streets. If we don't do something. Nothing will change.
DIRECT ACTION FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/141054183291923/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=3153582817&action_history=[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_upcoming_events_card%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_create_dialog%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%7D]&has_source=1