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.
Influencing 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.
What's their story?
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.
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.