Alabare Christian Care & Support

No one should be homeless at Christmas

726 homeless people died last year*. We must end this tragedy. Your support will help people who have lived through unimaginable difficulty, giving them a safe place to call home. Together we can end homelessness. *Estimated figure, Office for National Statistics, Oct 2019

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1006504)

Campaign target

£28,200

Amount raised

£31,635

Donations

90

Championed by Mark Allen

  • I can't thank them enough for everything they've done for me. They brought me and my dog Lenny in and offered us hope and a new future. The support I have received from Alabaré has been great and there is always someone there for you.

    — Luke

  • Homelessness really troubles me – its an issue I can’t ignore – and I know that it is about much more than a physical place to call home. There’s often much support needed to get someone to a better situation.

    — Susan

Situation

320,000 people were recorded as homeless in Britain (March 2018, Shelter Analysis). This is equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every day. The average age of death for homeless people is just 44 for men, and 42 for women (2018, ONS). Estimates suggest that nearly a third of homeless people die from treatable conditions, meaning hundreds of deaths could potentially have been prevented. (2018, Bureau of Investigative Journalism)

Solution

Your donation will enable Alabaré to bring people in from the cold, give them a hot meal, support and understanding, and hope for a better future. We have 58 homes across our region supporting up to 337 homeless and vulnerable people at any one time. During severe weather we also provide additional crisis beds for rough sleepers. The provision of high quality homes, training and support give residents the chance to focus on their recovery, and gain skills and knowledge to help them live successful independent lives in the future, breaking the cycle of homelessness for good.