It has been a difficult 18 months for everyone, yet we were all still able to come together and ensure that thousands of people were housed in temporary accommodation and thousands more were prevented from losing their homes in the first place.
Thank you, once again. Together we will end homelessness.
“Throughout the year, people are receiving the practical support and key advice they need to take that first step towards having a home of their own. And it’s all because of you.
We know that homelessness is not inevitable, and we know what it will take to end it. Thank you so much for caring and for helping to end homelessness for everybody.”
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis
All our supporters are amazing – including Matt Chambers from Wantage, who just walked 1,215 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats raising more than £6,000 for Crisis. He said: “I’ve always believed homelessness is something we should be doing more about. Donating to Crisis is something a lot of us can do to help, so I wanted to raise money for them by doing the walk.” Thank you Matt!
You can support Matt’s walk on Justgiving
Lucky, a volunteer at Crisis Skylight Coventry, who says volunteering is in her blood…
“My background was in housing internationally, so the work Crisis does speaks to my heart. I was a nomad myself once, so I know the security and mental wellbeing a home gives. A whole raft of people live on the margins, and it’s good to look out for people who’ve had less opportunity in life.
“I was a Crisis driver over Christmas. You’d be surprised how much you can fit in a Peugeot 107! I was delivering care parcels to Crisis members. Now I’m working with the Birmingham procurement team, ringing landlords to talk about renting to Crisis members. Soon I’ll be sitting on a client services advisory panel too. You get so much support when you volunteer for Crisis, I couldn’t ask for more.
“I started volunteering years ago, it’s in my blood. Giving your time and expertise feels meaningful. You learn new things, meet new friends, find new opportunities, do something good. Everybody’s got something to give and something to gain.”
By volunteering with Crisis, you can make a real difference to people. Find out more at crisis.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer