Buildings needed to give homeless guests a Christmas
Buildings across the capital are needed to provide shelter and crucial services for homeless and vulnerably housed guests as preparations for Crisis at Christmas get underway.
With homelessness rising, 2012 is expected to be busier than ever and buildings within London where guests can be given a bed, warmth, companionship and vital services need to be found as soon as possible.
The Crisis at Christmas team transforms spaces for the festive week and ensures the venue is returned to its original state; over the years many organisations and companies have donated their buildings to Crisis for the Christmas period.
Martin Tolhurst, principal of Newham College where one Crisis at Christmas centre was held, said:
“The day centre programme itself was very successful and we were greeted on our return with the buildings being, if anything, in better condition than when we handed them over to Crisis.
“We received extremely positive and sometimes moving testimony from the homeless people who used our centre over that period."
These buildings allow Crisis at Christmas guests to enjoy the festive season with dignity and in a place where they feel valued. They also provide a space where people can be supported as they take their first steps out of homelessness.
Crisis at Christmas opens its centres between 22-30 December and anyone who may be able to help Crisis deliver this very special service, should contact Ian Richards, Head of Crisis at Christmas, by calling 07738 149702 or emailing email@example.com