9:33 AM, 4th December 2019, About 2 years ago 15
The Crisis Christmas appeal is for donations of £28.87 to reserve someone a place for their support package this Christmas and introduce them to the education, training and support to help end their homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services. Click here
The Crisis plan for this Christmas and the year ahead:
A Welcome with hot food, initial assessment and companionship
Health & wellbeing: Medical checks, opticians and new clothes
Counselling: Needs assessment, someone to talk to and help with mental health
Employment & skills: Courses, training and CV writing
Housing advice: Finding safe, affordable housing, and support with paying rent and bills
Ending homelessness: Providing people with support to leave homelessness behind through Crisis’ year-round services
The Shelter Christmas appeal concentrates on the plight of the often hidden child homelessness
Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “The fact 183 children become homeless every day is a scandalous figure and sharp reminder that political promises about tackling homelessness must be turned into real action.
“Day in, day out we see the devastating impact the housing emergency is having on children across the country. They are being uprooted from friends; living in cold, cramped B&Bs and going to bed at night scared by the sound of strangers outside.
“Every child has the right to a safe home and if we act now, we can help get them to a better place. So, every donation will mean Shelter can be there for the children and families who need us this Christmas.”
To donate to Shelter’s urgent Christmas appeal please visit www.shelter.org.uk
However the Shelter donation does not seem to go towards anything immediately practical:
“Shelter’s urgent appeal will pay for frontline services to support children and their families facing bad housing and homelessness this Christmas. We campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.”
The contrast between the two appeals reflects the far more political nature Shelter.
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