Nugent’s Christmas Appeal
Over 307,000 people in Britain are homeless today. An increase of 13,000 people in the last year alone.
That is more than the population of Newcastle!
Donate to Nugent’s Christmas Appeal – and help us help people avoid homelessness!
You can donate here Christmas Appeal
You can also support Nugent’s Christmas Appeal by adding a star for a loved on on our Appeal Christmas Tree.
Click on the tree to buy a star. Each star costs a minimum donation of £5.00, or you can buy the Top star for £50.
- There are over 125,000 homeless children living in Britain today.
- 150 families are made homeless in Britain every day.
- Over 4,100 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night across the UK.
People who are homeless or are facing being homeless find themselves particularly vulnerable as winter settles in and life on the streets become harder to bear.
Nugent’s New Beginnings project aims to provide support and accommodation to help those who are single, homeless and over the age of 18 and have support needs including mental health, those recovering from addiction, those who have been granted asylum and those who experience domestic abuse, amongst other issues.
The units are provided by a leading Registered Social Landlord and service users have their own front door and independence as well as being able to access support from our dedicated team.
Being a small provider the team are able to focus on really ‘getting to know ‘our service users resulting in a unique tailored package of support and as a result demand for places always outstrips our supply.
The service has achieved very positive outcomes in addition to move on to secure tenancies for example Service Users have obtained employment and re-established contact with their children.
The impact of recent and continued changes to the benefits system has put greater pressure on our funds and our ability to support people, and left some of our most vulnerable clients in extreme hardship and in crisis.
Peter Boylan, one of the Project support team works with clients to help them claim benefits, and has witnessed first-hand the impact the changes have had.
“One of our clients, a 64 year old man, had been living in a 2 bed bungalow for over 30 years with his wife, when she died he was told he’d have to pay bedroom tax, as a result he struggled to pay the rent and lost the property.
He was also looking for work, and having to claim JSA but as he doesn’t have very good literacy or numeracy skills and little IT knowledge he was finding it difficult to negotiate the system.
When he was referred to us he was clinically depressed and had other illnesses. We helped him sort out his benefits, and find his way through the system.
As the pressure on our services increase, we need more support for those who are vulnerable and living in crisis. With your help we will be able to support more people to access funds for their new tenancy including removal and furniture – giving an essential and secure start to their new life.
During winter we need to be conscious of the homeless shivering in doorways who will spend the festive season alone, and hungry, and the Families whose Christmas will spent in a cramped hostel room with their children.
At this time Support our Christmas appeal and help be part of making a difference for people in danger of becoming homeless.
To donate to this year’s Christmas Appeal in aid of our Housing Support work go to:
localgiving.org’s Winter Giving campaign launches on #givingtuesday (28th November) and ends on 14th December. During the campaign all appeal pages run by Localgiving members will be ranked according to the number of unique donors they receive. The group whose appeal receives backing from the most unique donors will win £300.
Or Contact Nugent’s Fundraising team on 0151 261 2000