The mantra of the pandemic has been ‘Home’. Work at home. Home schooling. Stay at Home.
But what about those people for whom home is not a safe haven, or those who don’t have a home at all?
In Wales, while there have been many positive solutions to alleviate homelessness this year, it has not been solved.
Now we must focus on a safe and sustainable future.
On World Homelessness Day 2020, we will launch our annual winter campaign to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in Wales.
Our staff have been working hard, supporting more than 4,000 people experiencing homelessness since the start of lockdown in March.
In uncertain times, one thing is certain. We must continue to respond to anyone who needs us.
The whole world has had to reassess plans for the future recently.
World Homelessness Day is a great opportunity to refocus our energy and help rebuild lives and communities affected by homelessness.
Whether it’s raising a few pounds, providing opportunities or educating yourself on homelessness issues, there’s lots that the public, communities and decision-makers can do.
This winter, we’re asking people to:
Lockdown and isolation has affected many of our client’s mental health as they cannot attend usual involvement activities.
Raising £20 could buy arts and crafts materials to engage people in creative, mindfulness activities for clients in isolation.
We’ve also used donations to connect people to the internet, who were previously digitally excluded.
Your donation could be used to provide life-changing support for someone experiencing homelessness.
For example, £50 can offer someone who is struggling, access to a therapeutic counselling session.
Alternatively, contact your local MS or MP to ask for reassurance that homelessness will continue to be a priority.
Help us continue to rebuild someone’s life and offer them the best chance of moving on after homelessness.
Regular giving helps us prepare for the future. £5 per month contributes to potentially life-changing resources for someone.
For example, £5 per month could buy basic food items for someone facing severe hardship, making sure they always have access to regular meals.
For World Homelessness Day 2020, help us reconnect people without a home, with the help they need to find one.
Help us to refocus our resources to those who are most severely affected by the pandemic.
Help us rebuild our communities across Wales and end homelessness, for good.