Project information

Wear Purple for World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day is a great day to raise awareness of the needs, issues and concerns of homelessness in our local communities.
It also gives us an opportunity to support and celebrate the work of FPHFP, dedicated to supporting and empowering vulnerable families throughout East London.

September 2015 - December 2015

Charity information: Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project Ltd

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  • Need


    Homelessness is a growing problem in London.
    With an increase in rents, a decrease in welfare and a persistently gloomy economic climate, it is only too clear that these figures will continue to rise at a steady rate.
    With over 48,000 London households living in temporary accommodation, homelessness threatens the most vulnerable families. Since 1986 FPHFP has played a large part in supporting and empowering these vulnerable families, consistently diminishing these growing numbers.


    FPHFP provides invaluable support, advice and opportunities to families vulnerable to homelessness. It is renowned for empowering people with the tools, skills and confidence to build own personal resilience. This enables vulnerable families to remove themselves from the risks of homelessness and to continue to support themselves in a sustainable manner. This project will ensure our support, advice and skills continue to empower homeless families in London.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise awareness of the current issues around homelessness.


    » To engage local communities, including schools and businesses, with our Wear Purple campaign
    » To disseminate informationon and initiate conversation on the issues of homelessness

    Local community will attend and take part in the Wear Purple campaign

    Aim 2

    To raise funds in order to continue and improve our Family Advice and Support Programme


    » To collect donations as a result of 'wearing purple' form local communities, including schools and local businesses

    Funds will be received in response to the Wear Purple campaign

  • Impact


    FPHFP aims to reduce the number of at risk and vulnerable families and to decrease the numbers of homeless families in East London. As a result of the awareness raising aspect of this campaign FPHFP will see an increase in supporters and local partners, including schools. Additionally, the success of this campaign will be demonstrated by an increase in the number of beneficiaries supported by FPHFP.


    An overall risk is an underachievement in reach to new supporters and community partners. As a countermeasure, FPHFP has a longstanding rapport with the local community and has an increasing network of supporters.


    Donors and funders will receive an email at the end of this campaign, highlighting the short terms results. Furthermore, funders will have future access to Annual Reports and Social Impact Reports highlighting the long term results of this campaign. Contact will be kept with funders throughout.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £600 Advice Drop in Sessions Holding advice drop in sessions to more than 15 people in the Month of November
  • Background


    FPHFP operates in three boroughs in East London: Hackney, Islington and Harringey. All three boroughs experience high levels of family homelessness as a result of three key issues: demographic trends, affordability and available accommodation.
    FPHFP is a go to for all three boroughs in providing wide ranging and exert advice in tackling these issues effectively.


    Families vulnerable to and experiencing homelessness will be the primary beneficiaries of this project. Additionally the wider community, local businesses and schools will all benefit as a result of the project's impact.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FPHFP has been successfully delivering support to vulnerable families for almost 30 years. Reliable and organised strategies, networks and plans have developed as a result of the longstanding successes. This will contribute to the successes of this project and to the future of FPHFP.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sharon Smith

    Sharon Smith is FPHFPs full time director and is the driving force for the success of the project. Her knowledge will be key in delivering success.