Your support and contributions will enable us to provide more essentials for those struggling in the community.
Simply donate the amount of a kit of your choice (below) or feel free to choose your own amount.
HELP A ROUGH SLEEPER TO STAY CONNECTED
What’s included: mobile phone, sim card, charger, and credit.
What’s included: All-weather backpack, hat, gloves, first aid kit, hand lotion, wet wipes, fleece, a refillable bottle of water, nail clippers
Why: These simple items can improve the day-to-day quality of life for rough sleepers.
What’s included: Holiday gifts and sign-posting
Why: The holiday season can be a lonely time for rough sleepers. Statistics show that around 45% of rough sleepers have been diagnosed with mental health problems. Reaching out to people suffering from chronic homelessness and involving them in the festivities creates a more inclusive community. We provide a gift and a sign posting leaflet on charities and services that are available to them.
What's included: Hand sanitizer, latex gloves, tissues, lip balm, throat sweets, a bottle of water, first aid bandage, plasters,
Why: Homeless people are in contact with the public every single day and often have underlying health issues. Unlike the average person, they are not always able to wash their hands and keep clean. It is vital that they are offered some form of protection.
Options include: Fridge, freezer, cooker, kettle, microwave, washing machine.
Why: White goods are amongst the most expensive household items and are vital to create a healthy lifestyle. The people we support have low incomes and may not have a good credit rating. These expensive items create long term value for money as everyday meals and cleaning clothes is cheaper in house. Offering white goods, alleviates the stress of these large expenses, creates a good home environment and avoids debt.
What’s included: Cutlery, plate and bowl set, tea towels, sponges, mugs, 2 saucepans, frying pan,
Why: Having the right equipment to cook from home, helps someone recently re-housed lead a more independent life. Without a good kitchen set up, those recently re-housed may have to rely on other options. Take-away and ready meals are often both expensive and unhealthy. Setting up a basic kitchen avoids hunger and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
What’s included: Single mattress, 2 bedsheets, pillow, 2x pillowcase, quilt, 2x quilt covers,
Why: A good night's sleep is important for both mental and physical health. Having a low income means budgets need to prioritize living expenses such as rent, gas and electricity, and food before other household necessities.
Every kit available to purchase is already in use to help those affected by homelessness. Your purchase will be used to fund the purchase and distribution of the product or service.