Keeping warm in winter
Keeping warm this winter is something most of us will take for granted. The people we work with are homeless or at risk of homelessness and we want to buy basic household items to help keep people warm and fed during the winter and beyond.
More people are finding they are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to many factors including substance misuse, relationship breakdown, mental health issues , escaping violent relationships, poverty issues. Finding someone a home is the first step on the ladder, to enable them to build confidence and skills which will empower them to move on from homelessness for good
The majority of the people we support move into unfurnished flats, they struggle to furnish their accommodation with the basics, we help out with donated beds & furniture, but it’s basic kitchen equipment we need, e.g. fridges, kettles microwaves and toasters are key to enabling people to resettle. Once the basics are in place we can begin to help people sustain the tenancy, build skills and confidence with one to one and group support in order for people to become part of a community again.
To ensure that 25 people keep warm and be well fed during the winter season and beyond.
Activities» We will do this by purchasing basic items, kettles, toasters, microwaves, duvets and blankets, food etc.
Success will be that the people we support will be able to sustain their tenancy, they will be settled into the community and begin to rebuild their life once again.
We will be able to concentrate on helping people to settle into their accommodation and give help and advice on budgeting and cooking as well as introductions to the local community rather than fundraising for the basic household equipment. The project will give people a fixed address which can help in finding and securing employment. It will reduce isolation . The long term change will be that people will live successfully in their new community and the cycle of homelessness will be broken.
There is a risk that some of the people we rehouse will not sustain their tenancy. We have dealt with this in the past and this has been reduced greatly by the staff member working closley with the individual getting to know exaclty how to support them and by working with other groups / organisations etc.Tthe introduciotn and support into a new community is vital and building social networks around the individual will go along way to help reduce these risks.
Donors to this project will receive a quartley e-mail report on the individuals who have benefited.
Budget - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £300 Kettle £ toaster Basic household items for one person £1,500 Fridge £75each x 20 people £600 Microwave £30 x20 people £1,800 Bed £90 x20 people £800 Duvets/sheets £40 x20 people
There are persistently high levels of deprivation in the city and Liverpool remains ranked as the most deprived local authority area in England The level of deprivation is particularly widespread and severe in neighbourhoods in north Liverpool.
The 20 people on this project are the major beneficiaries, however their families and local community will also benefit.
Nugent Care has been working in Liverpool for over 130 years. We have a long tradition of working alongside some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.
We have successfully rehoused many people & enabled them to get on with their lives. Some of the people we have worked with are now employed by Nugent Care or are volunteering their skills and expertise to help others. We have an excellent reputation with other organisations for providing quality and much needed services.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Rachel is one of our most dedicated & commiteed members of staff, she is a resettlement officer. She has boundless energy and uses this to help others