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It's time to #WakeUpToHomelessness

Will you help make a difference?

It’s time to wake up.

Homelessness can happen to anyone, but sadly the stigma towards certain groups can make sleeping rough even more dangerous.

We’re sharing stories of people who have experienced homelessness from all walks of life.

Will you show your solidarity?

      Together, let’s #WakeUpToHomelessness.

It’s time to wake up.
Homelessness can happen to anyone, but sadly the stigma towards certain groups can make sleeping rough even more dangerous.

We’re sharing stories of people who have experienced homelessness from all walks of life.

Will you show your solidarity?

Together, let’s #WakeUpToHomelessness.

 

Image: Metkel

Metkel's story

Insecure employment was what caused Metkel to become homeless.

“I was working long hours in the kitchen. It was very stressful and one day I got sick. I didn’t have a proper contract with my employer, so I wasn’t able to get my hours back when I was feeling better.”

With no sick pay and no job to go back to, Metkel was unable to pay his rent. He came home one day to find that his landlord had changed the locks. He had no choice but to sleep rough.

If 40 people donate £25 each today, it could help us fund an outreach volunteer for a shift and help another person like Metkel get back on their feet.

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  4. Statutory homelessness, National Statistics, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, 2018. 
  5. LGBT in Britain - Trans Report, Stonewall, 2018.