The Connection at St Martin's - helping homeless people in London

Bringing people in from the cold this winter

When people are on the edge, homeless, isolated and in despair there must be a place to turn. At The Connection at St Martin’s, we are there to work alongside and support people as they overcome that isolation, recover from the trauma of homelessness and move on to a meaningful, fulfilling life.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1078201)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£75,000

Amount raised

£76,703

Donations

229

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The full effects of the pandemic on individual finances are still unknown. It is predicted that rates of homelessness will continue to rise. The longer someone stays on the streets, the more likely they are to develop health problems. The streets are even tougher in winter, we offer help through our centre from brief intervention to our specialist services to support individuals with multiple disadvantage. This supports rough sleepers to build a path away from the streets.

Solution

Rough sleeping is complex and requires long term support beyond the basic needs of shelter and warmth. We provide a vital support through our wrap-around services that help people address the traumas that led them to sleep rough and move into suitable housing. This starts with individuals accessing services through our centre, getting through the door can be a huge step.

  • 'What I found at The Connection was actual genuine nice people. They really cared about me and my situation. They worked hard to show me that life was not only food and a shower, it was much more than that.'

    — A Client

  • 'I was nervous coming here but on the first day I got here they greeted me and were so cool that I ended up breaking down. That matters you know, it matters a lot.'

    — A Client