This World Homeless Day we focused on our partnership with Streetlink – a service that enables people to alert their local authorities in England and Wales about people they see rough sleeping.
We had a stand in the St David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff and talked to people about our charity and gave out information about Streetlink.
We used Twitter and the hashtag #WHD16 to share stories and information – follow us to find out more.
The concept of ‘World Homeless Day’ emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world.
The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010 and held each year on that date.
Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries.
The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.