Amber is a small but highly effective UK charity that works with homeless, unemployed young people (aged 17 to 30) and offers them a fresh start. We aim to revitalise young people's aspirations by offering a training programme that focuses on personal development, employability and resettlement skills.
Church Homeless Trust supports people who have been homeless, by funding the help they need to build their confidence, develop their skills, and establish a home. Our roots go back to 1882, when Revd Wilson Carlile began working with homeless people in central London. To this day, we uphold the Christian values of supporting those in need, and help more than 3,500 people every year.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. We provide innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services, in particular through our award winning and accredited Crisis Skylight centres in London, Newcastle and Oxford and outreach services in Birmingham, Merseyside, Coventry, South Yorkshire and Edinburgh.
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. For many who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides people with a stable home and the opportunity to regain their self-worth, making a real contribution to their community.
Help the Homeless was founded in 1975. We started with just two national appeals and, as a result of the careful management of funds, we have been able to give grants totalling almost £3million to date. Homelessness continues to be a very serious problem in the United Kingdom and calls on us for assistance increase year on year.
LawWorks (the operating name for the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) is a charity working to enable access to justice through connecting people to free legal advice. Covid-19 has already had a significant impact on the vulnerable groups and communities supported by clinics on the LawWorks network, our members and volunteers. Many people will suffer from loss of employment, difficulty accessing benefits, housing issues, and domestic abuse, and these issues are likely to continue long after the immediate crisis is over.
Due to soaring rents, a lack of social housing and widespread discrimination, we’re right in the middle of a housing emergency. Almost 5,000 people are sleeping rough, over 80,000 have no permanent place to live and six million households’ right to safety, security and stability is being denied or threatened. It’s outrageous that this many people are suffering in the world’s fifth richest country.
Every year, Shelter Scotland helps nearly a million people struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign so that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. We provide free, confidential advice and support via our website, helpline and national network of face-to-face services.
The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity helps people who are experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless. The money we raise directly supports people through The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and across the UK through the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) and the Frontline Network.
Supports the Vicar in his wish to relieve need, poverty sickness or distress, in his provision of assistance for the homeless and more generally his perception of ways in which to further Christianity and education both for St Martin-in-the Fields and in the wider world.