The Passage

Home for Christmas and the New Year

Everyone has the right to a stable home, but Westminster consistently has the highest number of people sleeping rough in the UK. Due to the pandemic, many people have lost their job. This Christmas and New Year we will help our clients find sustainable accommodation and a place to call home.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079764)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£500,000

Donations

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Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • 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

Situation

More people are street homeless in Westminster than in any other UK borough. During the pandemic, we helped people move away from the streets into emergency accommodation and the numbers greatly reduced. However, the problem is still persistent and people in accommodation need ongoing support to remain off the street. There are also many people losing their jobs and unable to pay rent. Even a short period of rough sleeping can lead to deterioration of mental health and longer-term homelessness.

Solution

We will welcome those who are or at risk of homelessness into our centre. We will contact those on the street through outreach work. Our approach to those who are or are about to be made homeless will be to offer immediate short-term accommodation. Longer term housing advice and support into accommodation combined with other specialist support – medical, mental health, alcohol and substance misuse and benefits advice will give clients the best chance of ending their homelessness for good.

  • The Passage, Montford House and staff here made it possible for me, in a way, to still be alive. Your donations made it possible for them guys to be here. Christmas is a difficult time of year for people who are homeless, and you might think that its not my problem - but it is everyone's problem.

    — Alex, Resident at Montford House, The Passage.