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.
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 for good.
a month could help support someone leaving homelessness behind with training, enabling them to gain employment.
Aaron’s homelessness began when his relationship with his girlfriend ended. He didn’t have the option of living with family, and because Aaron struggled with health challenges, he had no reliable income to rent a home.
He was forced to sofa surf with different people for years, whilst waiting on the council list for a home. “Sofa surfing was really unsteady. They could chuck you out at any time. You just never know what’s going to happen.”
That was until “a Universal Credit member put me in touch with Crisis. They started helping me ever since.” Crisis supported Aaron in many ways, including helping him through the benefits process; it took months of hard work, but Aaron’s application was eventually successful.
While this was happening, Aaron was also growing in life skills and over time Aaron’s lead worker noticed he was visibly relaxed and had gained so much confidence.
“I’d like to thank Crisis, especially. They’ve been with me for months and months. They’ve all been so helpful and they’re the ones that got me where I am today.”
We offer new members initial needs assessments where we can talk through their situation and make a plan together. People can need a range of help from claiming benefits they're entitled to, to building their confidence and independence, or taking a qualification that could help them find work.
Through group sessions and one-to-one therapy with clinical psychologists, your support helps members improve their mental and physical wellbeing. We work particularly closely with people experiencing complex mental health problems too, helping them get specialist help and accommodation as urgently as possible.
Members can access a vast array of courses and qualifications online - helping them take another critical step forwards. We also cover vocational skills, including retail and hospitality traineeships in our shops.
Across our services, we're seeing more people facing homelessness after losing their job during the pandemic. We're supporting people to find work, with specialist teams who connect people with employers, as well as help with CVs and interview practice.