Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer22:10 PM, 18th March 2019
About 6 days ago 96
We are interested in setting up a charity or alternatively setting up a crowdfunding page, to help the homeless. The idea is that private landlords, who already play a massive and critical role in housing in the UK – housing around 5 million households, including many who would otherwise be homeless – add to our role by making a further contribution to alleviate homelessness and the misery it causes.
Our main emphasis will be in helping to get roofs over people’s heads. We will stand apart from organisations like Shelter which provide no housing. This means that landlords who want to contribute in this way will have the opportunity of really helping.
I have started this thread with the aim of encouraging any ideas, offers of help and so on and we can see what interest there is in this and then take it further.
We can then also see, for example, what role the main landlord organisations may like to take – especially in encouraging their membership to donate, for example.
But we must get it right. It has to be concrete, practical help and we will all offer our time for free and stand to gain nothing from it personally.
Thoughts below please.
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