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Your donation can transform lives

Please give what you can to help someone move from the streets to a place of safety and stability.

Why monthly donations are important

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. 

 

 

Algimantas' Story 


Algimantas has been supported by Crisis in Oxford since 2012 and has been a Crisis member since January 2023, when he became homeless.

The housing and cost-of-living crises affect many people, making it harder to build a sustainable future. Algimantas knows how challenging it can be.

He was forced to sofa-surf and even sleep in a tent. This was all happening while he maintained a job, until he was forced out of it, too.

With the help of Crisis Algimantas was given financial support to help him find suitable accommodation.

Thanks to supporters like you, we can help someone leave homelessness behind for good.

“ When you stay too long on the street, you see a lot of bad things happen.” 

Algimantas

How your support helps people out of homelessness

Welcome

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. 

Lead Working

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.

Mental Wellbeing

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.

Learning & Skills

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.

Housing

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.

Why donate to Crisis

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.

How we spend your pound
A pie chart that describes how we spend your pound. For every £1 we spend, 61p of this goes on our charitable expenditure, 34p goes on fundraising and 4p on our charity shops.

 

For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we raise £3.14 to fund our charitable services.

Our fundraising promise

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.

Contact the supporter helpline

Please contact our Supporter Services team if you have any questions about making a donation to Crisis. You can also contact them if you would like to change the way we communicate with you.

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