So... I've decided to sleep rough for the night!
Having stopped on numerous occasions to chat to homeless
people over the years, and learning a little about how and why they came to end up on the streets, I have been a massive advocate of supporting local and national causes to help combat this growing problem.
To take it one step further, I have now decided to take part
in CEO Sleepout, to gain yet another level of understanding about what it is like to REALLY sleep rough!
Not only am I massively grateful for the home I live in and
the comfortable bed I sleep in, I also know exactly what an incredible
difference it can make for someone to have a decent roof over their head.
Having been a provider of warm, comfortable and good quality
homes for people to live in for the last 16 years, I wanted to show my support for the incredible work that Church Housing Trust do for homeless people across the UK.
I am asking for your help to support their cause and really
boost what they can do to help people get back on their feet and into their own home...
Whilst you're tucked up nicely in bed tonight, perhaps the thought of having shared a little of what you have with someone who has to face
yet another cold, damp and scary night sleeping rough on our streets will help you sleep even better. :-)
About Church Housing Trust
Church Housing Trust helps people who have been homeless to
rebuild their lives, and establish a home of their own.
Church Housing Trust provides homeless individuals with funding for the specific support they need to get back on their feet. This may be for training and education, personal development, clothes or furniture, or any other support for which no government funding is available. Every
year we reach 3,500 people in more than a hundred supported housing schemes and services throughout England.
We help a wide variety of people including vulnerable young people, ex-service personnel, people with disabilities, ex-offenders, people with addictions or mental health problems, people fleeing domestic abuse, young mothers and their children, and people who have lost their homes through debt, illness or the breakdown of a relationship.
Our funding is of direct benefit to homeless individuals, and provides essential support for which there is no government funding available. We help people in numerous ways, including helping people to become more confident and healthy, life skills training, personal support that
builds their self-esteem, clothes and travel so that they can start volunteering or working and also pay for work-related training, and activities that help people to socialise and build relationships. Once people have received the help and support they need, we help them to move on to independent living with grants for basic furnishings and household essentials for their new homes.
We are entirely reliant on voluntary income, and receive no