Justlife Foundation

Supporting homeless people living in UTA

Justlife to provide advice and support to individuals living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA). People living in UTA are not considered homeless although residents do not have access to safe, secure and settled housing. They suffer with deteriorating health and lose control of their life.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140822)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£42,170

Donations

97

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

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

Location

United Kingdom

  • If it was not for Justlife, with my hand on my heart, I would not be here today.

    — Justlife client

  • Steve attended a Recovery Celebration and mentioned the support you gave as fundamental to him him still being alive today. He appears to be doing well enough and looks great.

    — Criminal Justice Engagement worker

  • It's so depressing. I don't want to be in here. I have no control over my own life. I ran into this guy who lives here and he told me that he had lived here for 8 years. I just about collapsed on the spot. I can't live here another year. No privacy. No hot water. Barely electricity.

    — Justlife client

  • If Justlife didn't exist there would be a lot less help for people and more people living on the streets and in debt and mental and physically unwell.

    — Beneficiary Survey respondent

Situation

Justlife works with vulnerable people who are close to the streets, living in UTA in Manchester and in Brighton. Many live in poor conditions and consequently, people entering UTA are likely to experience deteriorating mental/physical health, increased anxiety, higher drug/alcohol use + social isolation. A significant increase in the numbers of households in Temporary Accommodation(TA) have been reported and and research has highlighted that there are an additional 711 across Greater Manchester.

Solution

Justlife provides support for those living in crisis via our outreach workers. We offer support and give advice to individuals living in UTA to enable them to move into safe, suitable accommodation. We provide holistic, social, learning/development opportunities to improve their overall well-being. We're concerned about the further 'hidden' UTA residents we have recently identified that are not receiving any support and with additional funding, we could support these vulnerable people.