Today, The Mayor of London has launched plans to help rough sleepers this winter - by doubling the street outreach team, opening London's severe weather shelters more often than ever before, and setting up contactless donation points across the capital. 

This winter, Sadiq has doubled of the size of City Hall’s street outreach team, and agreed with London boroughs that severe weather shelters will now open London-wide if the temperature is predicted to drop below zero anywhere in the capital. Previously, shelters were opened on a borough-by-borough basis, leading to patchy provision.

London Homeless Charities Group

After the success of the fundraising campaign last year, which raised nearly £200,000, the Mayor is once again working with the London Homeless Charities Group – a coalition of 22 charities, which SHP is a member of. The coalition offers Londoners an easily accessible, single donation point with all donations split between the charities and going towards projects they run.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'It is our moral duty to do all we can to help people facing homelessness in our city. This winter, City Hall are doubling our outreach teams and making sure severe weather shelters open more often, and we want to make it as easy as possible for Londoners to play their part too.

'Last year, Londoners’ generosity helped us raise nearly £200,000, and referrals to Streetlink went up by 45 per cent over the winter. These new contactless donation points will make a big difference in encouraging Londoners to do their part to help.'

 

Find out more about the campaign and donate to the crowd funding.