St Mungo's

Winter appeal 2016

As the temperature drops, the lives of those who are sleeping on the streets are even more at risk. The average age of death for a homeless man is 47 and 43 for a homeless women and in the cold, winter months, the chances of losing your life on the streets increase. Help us end homelessness.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1149085)

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Situation

In the past five years we have seen an increase in rough sleeping across England of 55%. This is due to a multitude of factors, including the current economic climate, a period of austerity and a lack of appropriate housing. Helping someone in from the cold is the first step in helping them rebuild their lives. We need your support this winter to enable us to support homeless people off the streets and to rebuild their lives away from homelessness.

Solution

Our ambition for the next five years is to reverse the increase in rough sleeping in England. In the areas where we work, we aim to halve the number of people sleeping rough. This is by no means a small feat and we will need to innovate and develop partnerships that will enable us to do this.