Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping
Tuesday 1 June, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Have ever wondered as you go back to your home how come we have people sleeping in doorways nowadays?
Join Françoise Call and speakers from Centrepoint and St Mungo’s to hear more about the causes of homelessness in the UK and what is being done to tackle it.
Françoise Call (MBA 83D) volunteers for the Methodist Church homeless day centre in Chelsea and leads Hope Afloat – an initiative to bring hotel boats to house homeless people on London’s waterways, https://www.hopeafloat.co.uk.
Richard Utting heads the Independent Living Appeal at Centrepoint, the leading charity looking after young homeless people in England and Wales. From housing and health to learning and engagement, Centrepoint aims to help vulnerable young people between 18 and 25 move on from homelessness and build a future they can believe in. www.centrepoint.org.uk
For over 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness across the UK. Each night of the 17 outreach teams go out to help people sleeping rough to move away from the streets, and we provide a bed and support to over 3,150 people. It is the one of the only charities to accept pets at its hostels. St Mungo’s works to prevent homelessness and support people at every step of their recovery from homelessness. https://www.mungos.org/