Our Safe Places Grants Programme helped Daniel move from sleeping in a bus station, to a Nightstop bed (emergency overnight accommodation), to his own accommodation and now into full-time work.
Seven days to double your donation through our emergency accommodation appeal
As we approach the festive season, our thoughts turn to the young people who will not have access to a safe or warm home at Christmas.
The youth homelessness crisis is getting worse. Every four minutes, another young person faces homelessness in the UK, and there are an estimated 135,800 young people who are currently homeless or at risk (Centrepoint). As the cost-of-living crisis continues, young vulnerable people are struggling to cover the costs of a tenancy alongside paying for the essentials like heating and food. 90% of low-income households on Universal Credit are going without essentials, and young people are hit the hardest as they qualify for the lowest allowance of support (Trussell Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation).
For young people who find themselves in crisis, whether they are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsuitable place, it is crucial that they can access emergency accommodation. This gives them somewhere safe to sleep while they are supported to find a secure and sustainable home to move on to.
With youth homelessness on the rise, our charity partners are seeing more and more demand for their services. That is why this Christmas, we are hoping to raise £25,000 to deliver more emergency bedspaces for young people who find themselves without a safe place to call home. Can you help us?
Double your donation this Christmas
The Big Give Christmas Challenge runs for just seven days, from midday on 28 November until midday on 5 December. All donations made through the Big Give website during this seven-day period will be doubled (until we hit our £25,000 target). This means that your donation to our emergency accommodation appeal can achieve twice the impact.