a month could help provide someone with information and advice to support their journey out of homelessness.
a month could help fund one of our support workers to help someone budget and manage their expenses as they settle into their new home.
a month could help provide someone with one-to one support in finding a secure place to live, so they leave homelessness behind for good.
a month could provide support, training, and equipment to help someone find their way back into employment.
could provide a warm welcome at one of our centres and help someone take the first, reassuring steps to finding a safe, secure home.
could help fund one-to-one specialist coaching in housing, benefits, wellbeing and work.
could help fund one of our support workers to assist someone trapped in temporary accommodation look for affordable and settled housing.
could buy a household starter kit, filled with essentials someone might not be able to afford, to help them settle into their new home.
Join a community of people ready to help end homelessness with a monthly gift.
A journey out of homelessness can take time. As we all know, finding a home, getting doctors’ appointments, navigating the benefits system, and finding new employment isn’t always easy. But your monthly gift will help provide the vital support needed to help people end their homelessness for good.
Thank you for your generosity. Every gift, big or small, can make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
“I’ve always been independent, from 12 years old. I started work. I was going to school, I was coming home, leaving my schoolwork, changing my clothes and going to work.” – Eddie
Eddie worked as a hotel chef. But when he developed a skin condition, he was forced to leave his job. The savings he’d put aside for rent soon ran out. Eddie ended up on a friend’s floor, then the streets for nine days. Thankfully, a kind stranger pointed him in the direction of Crisis where, thanks to monthly gifts from people like you, life began to change.
“Crisis helped me find a place to live. I have a home!”
Your monthly donation could help someone like Eddie find a home and the support to unpack for good.
This story reflects a real member’s experience, but we have changed their name and image to protect their privacy.
When someone comes to Crisis for help out of homelessness, they receive a warm welcome from a member of our Engagement and Assessment team. We talk through their situation and make sure that anyone who would benefit from services, support and advice elsewhere are signposted and referred. When we are best placed to help, we rapidly allocate a Lead Worker and they become a Crisis member.
Our Lead Workers provide one-to-one tailored support and coaching to help our members find ways out of homelessness. Lead Workers have different specialisms and they are paired with members based on the specific needs and challenges they’re facing.
Crisis psychologists train and support our frontline staff to develop the skills, confidence, and emotional ability to work positively with members who have experienced trauma. Our psychologists also provide one-to-one support to members who are facing mental health challenges and have been unable to access psychological services elsewhere.
Crisis members can engage with our learning and skills programmes while working with their Lead Workers. Programmes include vocational training, technical qualifications and equipment to help someone find their way back into employment, arts and wellbeing sessions, and practical sessions to help with finding, securing, and maintaining a home.
The goal of all our work with members is for them to find a safe, decent, and affordable home. Our relationship with members ends when their home is sustainable. Crisis are lobbying the Government for new affordable homes, and we are launching a new not-for-profit lettings agency to improve housing supplies for our members and those at risk of homelessness.
We are the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Your donation helps to fund our year-round work with people experiencing homelessness. We offer individual tailored support to help people access benefits, healthcare services, employment opportunities, and more.
Our main aim is to relieve the huge pressure of homelessness, by helping people find safe and affordable homes as quickly as possible.
We campaign on the political changes needed to end homelessness for good and conduct research to understand and highlight the scale, causes and consequences of homelessness.
Unlike many other charities, we receive little government funding and the majority of our income comes from donations from members of the public. So every donation you give really is essential for us to help end homelessness.
For every £1 we spend; 61p is spent on charitable activities, 34p on fundraising and 4p on charity shops
We invest in fundraising so that we can support more people to leave homelessness behind. For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we raise £3.14 to fund our charitable services.
We’re constantly working to ensure that our fundraising activity is as effective as possible, because that means we can help more people have a place they can call home.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and promise to be honest, respectful, and accountable in how we treat you.
Where we give example stories about our members, we promise these are genuine experiences, even if their names or photos are changed to respect their privacy.
Although we cannot guarantee your donation will be spent on specific items or services, we can guarantee your donation will be used wherever it is needed most to help our work all year round with people facing homelessness.