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Winter appeal 2016
As the temperature drops, the lives of those who are sleeping on the streets are even more at risk. The average age of death for a homeless man is 47 and 43 for a homeless women and in the cold, winter months, the chances of losing your life on the streets increase. Help us end homelessness.
November 2016 - February 2017
Charity information: St Mungo's
In the past five years we have seen an increase in rough sleeping across England of 55%. This is due to a multitude of factors, including the current economic climate, a period of austerity and a lack of appropriate housing. Helping someone in from the cold is the first step in helping them rebuild their lives. We need your support this winter to enable us to support homeless people off the streets and to rebuild their lives away from homelessness.
Our ambition for the next five years is to reverse the increase in rough sleeping in England. In the areas where we work, we aim to halve the number of people sleeping rough. This is by no means a small feat and we will need to innovate and develop partnerships that will enable us to do this.
Provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the cold winter months.
Activities» Support outreach teams working during the night to find vulnerable people, and help them back to safety.
What success will look like
We will record the numbers of people that we help, through our outreach teams. Last year we helped 2,581 people off the streets and into accommodation across England.
Our ambition for the next five years is to reverse the increase in rough sleeping in England. In the areas where we work, we aim to halve the number of people sleeping rough. We work across London and the south of England, as well as managing major homelessness sector partnership projects such as StreetLink and the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN).
The migrant crisis, and the effect of the EU referendum will undoubtedly affect numbers of rough sleepers across the country. Also, the reduction in benefits for people who cannot afford housing will be detrimental to many people we want to support. The introduction of the new universal credit benefit system has some negative consequences for many. We need to continue to work hard and ensure that vulnerable people have the best access to any help that is available to them.
Donors receive an initial thank you, and a regular update by email or letter which will include a full report on the status of the project and any forthcoming activities and plans.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £10,000 Outreach Funding our outreach team who to out every night and find vulnerable people
In London - we manage outreach services in the boroughs of Brent, the City of London, Ealing, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark and Westminster. We also manage pan-London services including No Second Night Out. We provide housing and support as well as projects to both prevent people becoming homeless and to help them recover and rebuild their lives. These include healthcare services, skills, employment and advice.
Some of the most vulnerable men and women in our society who need our help. Each year these teams help to improve the futures of over 4,700 homeless men and women. Homelessness can affect people of all ages, from children through to later years in life.
St Mungo's began helping people sleeping rough off the streets in 1969. It then developed many ground breaking services including; the first specialist project solely for mentally ill rough sleepers, funded by the Government; the first specialist project solely for rough sleepers who drink heavily; the only specialist project solely for elderly rough sleepers and, more recently, the first Recovery College in the homelessness sector.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
David Fisher, Executive Director Of Services
David started working with homeless people as a full time volunteer in 1985. Since then he has worked in a range of both front line and management.