Rough sleeping is visible but most homeless people are hidden in temporary accommodation. Through a number of projects, Justlife provides health, housing and wellbeing support to help people who are hidden homeless leave homelessness behind for good.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140822)
There are an estimated 250,000 people hidden away in temporary accommodation across England. These forgotten members of society are living in poor conditions, often with severe physical and mental health issues, many of whom are isolated, with few opportunities to move their lives on.
We provide a range of services to people who are homeless, including: Health Engagement - Improving access to professional treatment for mental / physical health needs Outreach - Holding 1-1 support appointments at people's accommodation to work through housing / benefits issues Social Connection - Combatting loneliness by matching people with a friend to do fun activities with Supporting Prison Leavers - Housing/ health support to help people who leave prison homeless rejoin the community.
She has been a Godsend. When I came out of prison I was all over the place. I can't thank her enough, she came down to the job centre with me and helped with my benefits. You people are there when I need you and that's a great feeling.
[If Justlife didn't exist] there would be more evictions, more people on the streets, less effective move on, less follow up with GP and hospital appointments. This would result in more 999 call outs, more A&E attendances and more deaths.
[My support worker] gave me a beacon of hope because she’s a normal person and we spoke about normal stuff. She helped me get a birth certificate, benefits, and brought me food. It felt like I was talking to a friend not a worker...She was an integral part of my recovery.
This gives me the strength to carry on, it’s a boost, makes me feel life is worth it.
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