We have just six members of staff, and a few volunteers..
We get our money from donations, both corporate and from private individuals. We do not receive any funding from the Church of England or the government..
Every Wednesday we have a support funds meeting where we read and discuss every application. As long as the application meets our requirements and guidelines, we accept it. Sometimes we may need to ask for a bit more information..
However, there are many ways that the councils and government do not provide for homeless people. For example, whilst a local authority may provide a flat, they often won’t provide basics like bedding, curtains, chairs and tables etc. Sometimes when homeless people are placed in homes, they have no money to buy food and bare cupboards. We fill in the gaps that the government and local authorities currently aren’t..
Every month we contact the support workers of each individual we’ve given to and ask for feedback and where possible, proof of purchase..
Absolutely not. We help anyone in need, regardless of their faith. Whilst we are a Christian organisation, we do not believe in using our help as a platform to push our theology on others. We give this help because it is the right thing to do, with no ulterior motive..
There are many reasons people become homeless, and none that are their fault. For more information on this, please visit this page..
That will depend on the person in question. Many homeless people receive no benefits at all, because they cannot access identification or a bank account in order to claim it. This is another problem we help deal with. Those that are can also be sanctioned, if their physical or mental health has prevented them from attending an appointment, leaving them with very little..