Homeless Sunday 2019
This weekend we mark Homeless Sunday - a poignant date in the Christian calendar as churches from all faiths come together to express solidarity with those suffering from the crisis of homelessness. It is also a time of practical action to take a stand and address the issue.
Last month the National Housing Federation released a report which stated that an staggering 8.4 million people in England are living in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes. Around 400,000 are homeless or at risk of becoming so. The Office of National Statistic estimates that 726 homeless people died in 2018, a 22% increase on the previous year. Now, more than ever, we must come together to end the crisis of homelessness.
Last year we supported a total of 1950 homeless and vulnerable people including many who are, or have been street homeless.
On Sunday we are hosting a cream tea to mark Homeless Sunday at Chafyn Grove School in Salisbury. We hope the event will give all those who come along an insight in to our work supporting the people who are homeless in Salisbury and the South-West. All the proceeds from this event will be split between Alabaré and London homeless charity Friends of the Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Please come along and join us if you can.
If you would like to find out more about how you can help support our work with homeless people please call us on 01722 346548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org