Justlife Foundation

Support people living in Temporary Accommodation

To provide support to individuals living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA). Homeless people in UTA do not have access to a safe, secure or settled home. They suffer with deteriorating health & lose control of their life. We help people's experience of UTA be short, safe & healthy.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140822)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£41,037

Donations

62

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • I’ve felt for the first time in many months that someone was actually there to support me.

    — Elliott - Person who uses our service

  • I don’t know what I would’ve done without Justlife. What’s happened to me, you could put it down to being just life. I’m very thankful that this service exists and thankful for them being there.

    — Robert - Person who uses our service

  • Hannah at Justlife got me registered on Manchester Move, so I could bid for a property. I came in here a month after signing up, it was all ready. I done it, and in two weeks I got this place I’m in now. I couldn't believe it. Thank you so much Justlife!

    — Craig - Person who uses our service

  • A patient was in vulnerable and chaotic circumstances with an injury that required close monitoring, care and a complicated medication regime. Justlife were amazing: getting alongside him and supporting us as doctors and nurses at Arch in managing his care.

    — Dr Lewin at Arch Health CIC

Situation

People living in UTA suffer with deteriorating mental & physical health, become victims of crime, lose control of their life, drop off the bottom rung of the housing ladder or die prematurely. We've conducted research that reveals there are over 51,000 individuals in B&Bs (UTA) in England. This is in contrast to the government figures which recorded only 5,870. In Brighton and Hove there has been a 237% increase in the number of households accommodated in temporary accommodation since 2010.

Solution

Our project across Brighton and Manchester provides support for those living in crisis via our outreach workers. Supporting individuals in UTA to enable them to access healthcare, move into safe, suitable accommodation and move away from homelessness. We do this through advice sessions, accompanying to appointments, learning and development opportunities and individually tailored support to improve their overall well-being.