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UK Tour:
Glasgow
7th Oct

Bradford
8th Oct

Manchester
9th Oct
London
10th Oct
Cardiff
11th Oct
Brighton
12th Oct
Birmingham
13th Oct

People homeless

Deaths in 2018 due to homelessness

Families homeless in 2018

Homeless due to relationship breakdown

Homeless due to parental exclusion

Committed to raising awareness

Rough sleeping in the UK is on the rise for its seventh consecutive year, according to official government statistics. The number of people falling in to homelessness is ever increasing and more needs to be done to prevent people from going down this path and to help people come out of the plight.

We believe that the public perception towards homelessness needs to change before we can end it. National Homeless Awareness Week (NHAW) is an annual occurrence coinciding with World Homeless Day. Our aim is to create a dialogue around homelessness across the UK.

This year, National Homeless Awareness Week will take place from 7th – 13th October 2019. The main aims for National Homeless Awareness Week is to raise awareness, change stereotypes, highlight the great work of those working within the homeless sector and build links between service users, services and the public. The week will be packed with activities and events to educate people about how they can get involved in making a change and empower local groups and organisations to set new projects up in their community.

We will also be lobbying central government to take up our suggestions to design out homelessness.

Roadshow

A 7 day, 7 city tour taking place all over the UK. The NHAW Team will be out every day in a different city directly engaging the public to tackle perceptions of homelessness and encourage members of the public to be part of the solution.

Empowering communities

Workshops will be delivered in the 7 cities to local community groups and organisations. We will also be reaching out to groups across the UK to participate during NHAW and support them in setting up local initiatives, geared towards helping people out of crisis.

Influencing decision makers

We will be speaking to elected officials on a regional and national level to create a discourse among decision makers.

Our recommendations and suggestions will be formally presented to 10 Downing St.

Coming to a city near you

Each day of the NHAW, we will be in a different city. You will have the opportunity to visit our stall, participate in a feed and/or attend a workshop.

07

Oct

Glasgow

08

Oct

Bradford

09

Oct

Manchester

10

Oct

London

11

Oct

Cardiff

12

Oct

Brighton

13

Oct

Birmingham

What's their story?

Francis

Francis

I have been homeless for the last 16 years. It wasn’t a choice or something I ever imagined would happen to me. I was involved in a mountaineering accident in Mont Blanc where my brother and best friend passed away. Shortly after this, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away. This was the start of my downward spiral.

Get involved

Whether you are a member of the public or part of an organisational group, we would like to hear from you and encourage you to be part of the solution. Please get involved in National Homeless Awareness Week, it is not just limited to the 7 cities we are visiting as part of the road show.

Once we have your details, one of our team members will be in touch to see how we can help you make an impact in your community.

Attend

If you’re local to one of our scheduled events during NHAW, please attend and join in the activities.

Share

Spread the word of NHAW to all your social media contacts, using #ThinkAgain.

Support

Get involved by volunteering during NHAW. Also, show your support on social media by updating your profile picture to this.

Organise an event

Go one step better and set up your own event in your locality. The NHAW team will help you every step of the way!
For media and sponsorship enquiries, please contact info@nhaw.co.uk