Here’s some examples of the grants we’ve made recently
CHC funded a daily supper club for homeless and vulnerable people in Chichester at a service called Four Street.
“Without the help and support of Four Streets, I simply wouldn’t have got through the winter.”
Anthony struggles with depression and anxiety, as well as having chronic health issues that he is awaiting surgery for. After working all his life, Anthony was left homeless when his illness rendered him unable to work and Universal Credit didn’t cover his existing bills. CHC paid to purchase him a tablet, in order for him to access services and support and contact friends and family more easily.
Nasir came to the UK as an unaccompanied child Asylum Seeker. When he eventually turned 18, he was moved into a B&B. He received benefits, but when he got a part time job, these were cut drastically leaving Nasir in debt. CHC helped to tackle some of this debt, as he didn’t feel he would ever be able to pay it off alone.
Jake has been living in supported accommodation for some time, but his universal credit payments made his universal credit payments sporadic and unreliable, leaving him to fall into arrears and other debt. CHC supported him by helping him to clear some of this debt.
Lena was released from prison straight back onto the streets. The job she had hoped to begin fell through unexpectedly, and complications with her universal credit meant she had to survive on virtually zero income. CHC supported Lena by purchasing clothes and toiletries for her.
Jason was left homeless after leaving the Royal Navy, when his partner became increasingly abusive leading him to leave his home. Jason lost his job, house and family and found himself sleeping rough outside tesco. CHC supported him with a personal grant, to help him settle into his new accommodation.
Thanks to CHC’s funding, Ellie and her kids got to enjoy musical therapy, boosting her confidence and getting some essential bonding time with her children. Elie and the kids loved the sessions. Your support makes these stories possible.
Jill had a history of serious mental health issues, for which she had previously been sectioned, and eventually homeless. Now she’s living in supported accommodation and receiving support, but she wanted to occupy her time with something useful. She’s now studying tailoring at a nearby college, with the hope of developing her skill. CHC supported her by purchasing books and a laptop, to support her education.
Jason was just 14 when he was put into care. Now he’s starting out his adult life and has got an apprenticeship, but he needed help with the costs of setting up his first home. With no family to turn to, Church Homeless Charity provided Jason with a grant to get him started. CHC funded a desk where he can get his work done, and gas/electricity for when he first moved into his new flat.
John became homeless after being admitted to hospital for heart failure. He spent a long time in hospital, and was discharged onto the streets. After a period rough sleeping, he’s now sleeping indoors. CHC purchased new clothes and a phone for John, who is very grateful.