Could you help someone sleeping rough to survive this winter?
We are providing winter survival kits to our rough sleeping community to make sure they stay warm and protected through the winter months.
Homelessness is getting worse. Nearly two homeless people died every day in 2018 – that’s 726 people in total. Many don’t make it through the coldest months of the year.
Around 500 people visit our Drop-in every year, and we have seen them struggle through the cold months of winter. That’s why this winter, we want to give away essential items geared towards helping them survive the icy weather.
But we can’t do it without you.
You can donate (below) to help the people we see everyday at our East London Drop-in to get through the winter.
Donations to our winter survival kits will be doubled by a private donor!
You can also share this video to spread the word about the worsening situation. The rising homeless death toll is a somber reminder that more needs to be done to tackle homelessness. So let’s shout about it!
We are an East London based charity that helps people with drug and alcohol addictions and complex needs to achieve lasting recovery and a more fulfilling life.
For over 50 years we have met the needs of our local community, serving the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, motivated by our inclusive Christian ethos. People coming to us often have multiple and complex needs.
Many will have experienced homelessness, poverty, mental illness and the criminal justice system.
We aim to address peoples’ needs holistically – from housing, employability, health to social connections – all of which need careful attention to make sure people recover in the long-term.
*Figures taken from the Office of National Statistics
Once the total raised by the appeal is sufficient to purchase our target number of survival kits (or sufficient goods have been donated in kind) all further donated monies will be spent by the charity where the need is greatest.