Homeless In Brighton: How Can You Help?

11 December 2016, 00:00

All this week, Heart has been raising awareness of homelessness in Brighton and Hove.

There are more than 1,000 people sleeping rough in the area every year. 

How you can help

Members of the public can help rough sleepers by contacting Streetlink to share concerns about individuals who are sleeping rough. The details are passed to the street outreach service and professional outreach workers go out to offer help to the individual. Information can be sent via www.streetlink.org.uk or by calling 0300 500 0914.

 

Donate to charities who support people living on the street

 

Volunteer with charities who support people living on the street

The Clock Tower Sanctuary supports homeless young people in the city. Volunteers help deliver their services, including information and advice to young people who are homeless and insecurely housed.

St Anne’s Day Centre gives rough sleepers a chance to eat, relax and socialise. Their volunteers help prepare and serve meals, along with playing games and talking to their clients.

Safehaven supports vulnerable men and women in Brighton & Hove. Safehaven likes to meet volunteers to identify their passions and skills before they help out.

YMCA DownsLink Group provides supported accommodation and organises community projects. Along with general volunteering roles, the charity also have specific opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years old.