After raising almost £15,000 for Alzheimer’s Society in 2018/19, TTG Media is excited to announce a new year-long charity partnership for 2019/20 with homelessness charity Crisis.
All of TTG Media’s fundraising efforts in the next 12 months will go towards this very deserving cause after several different members of the TTG team proposed a focus on homelessness this year.
Crisis was formed in 1967 as an urgent response to the UK’s growing homelessness crisis. Since then, it has helped tens of thousands of people out of homelessness, and campaigned for change to end homelessness for good.
Homelessness does not refer only to people sleeping rough on the streets, but also people living in hostels and shelters; people seeking housing assistance from local authorities; and the “hidden homeless” whose situation might not be visible from the streets or in official statistics.
Crisis offers one-to-one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 11 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. It might help them find a home and settle in, gain new skills and find a job, or help with their health and wellbeing.
Crisis works side-by-side with people to help them rebuild their lives, drawing on decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people to understand what’s needed to leave homelessness behind for good.
There are currently more than 170,000 families and individuals experiencing the worst forms of homelessness in Britain, and this figure is expected to almost double in the next 25 years unless more is done.
Crisis believes in 21st-century Britain, everyone should have a place to live. It has published a plan showing the solutions that can end homelessness in Britain so that nobody sleeps rough, and no one is forced to leave their home with nowhere to go.
The plan includes how long it will take and how much it will cost, and also how much it will save the government long-term.
Thank you to all our guests at the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies ceremony (25 April) who generously donated, and to the suppliers who kindly donated raffle prizes, to help us play a small part in helping Crisis achieve this very worthy goal.
You can find out more about Crisis at crisis.org.uk.