Make change count – real help for the homeless

16/12/2016

Commenting on the Make Change Count campaign launched this week in Brighton and Hove to urge people to donate money to professional initiatives that help homeless people, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:

“People end up sleeping rough on the streets for many reasons including the end of a tenancy agreement, relationship breakdown or losing a job. Giving spare change to homeless people on the street may seem like the best way to help them but, the fact is, that the best chance for a homeless person to get off the street, is with professional help from the organisations that provide housing and other important services.

“This year I renewed my funding for Sussex Nightstop, which is a local charity that trains and supports volunteers to become ‘hosts’ and offer a room in their own homes to a young homeless person. This is an example of a funded project making a real difference to a homeless person’s life.

“If you want to donate money to help a homeless person, please make your donation to here www.streetlink.co.uk/donate.”

 

For more information on the campaign see Make change count

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