Charities unite to end homelessness
Together with 17 charities, Centrepoint are part of a new London Homeless Charities Group. Today, we're launching our first winter campaign with the support of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Welfare changes, soaring housing costs, and a shortage of affordable accommodation mean more and more people are left with nowhere to call home. Official figures show rough sleeping has more than doubled in London since 2010.
The London Homeless Charities Group, which includes Centrepoint, St Mungos, Crisis, YMCA England & Wales and others, is joining forces with the Mayor for No One Needs To Sleep Rough In London. The campaign calls on the public to join the fight to help ensure there is a way off the streets for people sleeping rough in the capital this winter.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and offers an easily accessible single donation point to Londoners. Funds generated will be shared equally with all 18 charities to help provide vital services and direct support where it’s most needed.
The Mayor also invites Londoners to take action when they see someone sleeping rough and provide information to StreetLink. The national referral service enables members of the public to connect people with the local services that can support them.
“I know there are millions of Londoners who want to do something to help rough sleepers get off the streets for good," says Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
"That’s why I am pleased to be joining forces with our new coalition of charities dedicated to this cause, offering a single donation point for Londoners who want to give money to those who need help the most. I urge Londoners to donate and join me in helping people sleeping on our streets to connect with vital services.”
Anyone who wants to help this winter can donate here.
Read more about the Mayor of London’s No One Needs To Sleep Rough In London campaign here.