AMAT

Supporting homeless people with AMAT UK & 411 HUB

AMAT UK provides direct access to homes for homeless people in Medway and Maidstone. We support them to address complex issues that can cause homelessness, so they can rebuild their lives & move on to permanent accommodation, alongside our 411 HUB which works in partnership with local services.

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It ran from 1:00 AM, 6 October 2020 to 12:00 AM, 30 November 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1111057)

Campaign target

£1,500

Amount raised

£35

Donations

3

    Category

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

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

  • “My time here at AMAT is good and I feel part of the community.”

    — Julian

  • “I am very grateful and pleased for the help that AMAT have given me.”

    — Michael

Situation

Homelessness. AMAT houses & supports over 270 service users currently, with approximately 120 new homeless residents every year. In addition, this year we’ve provided over 70 rough sleepers with temporary accommodation under “somewhere safe to stay”, a project run in partnership with Medway Council’s Rough Sleeper Initiative.

Solution

Many of our residents come to AMAT following relationship breakdown – either intimate partner or family breakdown – and often have experienced traumatic life events in the lead-up to becoming homeless. They may have been institutionalised at some point in their lives; misused drugs or alcohol; been in profound debt or involved in the criminal justice system. AMAT strives to offer as positive and welcoming atmosphere as possible creating a sense of ‘home’ and ‘community’ for residents.