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Homelessness shouldn’t be possible in 21st century Britain.

But sadly, rough sleeping has increased 36% in London over the past three years. That's not counting the many thousands of 'hidden homeless' people living in other forms of insecure accommodation, such as hostels or camping out on friends' sofas.

Anyone can become homeless, but some reasons are: 

  • Relationship breakdown or bereavement
  • Mental ill health
  • Alcohol abuse or drug addiction 
  • Loss of employment 
  • Coming out of a care home, prison or other institution

These factors can combine to create a downward spiral which can be tough to counter, especially when there is no reliable support network.

This is where SHP comes in. From supporting people at rock bottom, or helping them make the final step towards independence and employment, our support workers make a difference to 7,000 lives every year.

With your help, we can do even more.

There are several ways you can get involved to support thousands of homeless people across London achieve a stable future. You can donate online by clicking the button below, or text GIFT36 to 70070.



You can also get involved in the following ways:

  • Take on a fundraising challenge
  • Volunteer with us
  • Provide a pro bono service
  • Link to SHP
  • Join us on Twitter and Facebook and tell your friends about the work we do
  •  Portrait of Andy

    << I know at times I made it hard for staff to work with me with me, being wary of the future and reluctant to let go of the past, but they persevered and worked with me at my pace and offered support at every hurdle I encountered.

    They gave me another chance - something I had never been given in life before.>>

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