The UK has a vibrant and varied business network that we know genuinely cares about homelessness and rough sleeping on our streets.
To help us tackle homelessness in your area and to continue to develop Street Support Network, and bring change in our featured locations, we need local businesses to partner with us, offer us practical support and/or raise funds for us.
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in many UK cities. Ongoing cuts to services, along with limited resources, has meant that organisations are finding it difficult to cope. They need to co-ordinate and increase the support they provide, but this isn’t easy. Street Support Network supports the whole system by increasing resources and making it easier for people to get help and give help.
We work closely with over 850 organisations across the country. We know what organisations need, to improve their service, and what the homeless community need to improve their situation. We need your company to support us, while also raising your company profile and fulfilling your corporate social responsibility.
Through partnership working, there is now a clear mission and a network of collaboration, with people who have personally experienced homelessness included at every level. There is a real chance to improve the situation in the city, but resources are limited. We need funding and strong partnerships to enable us to support this process.
Here are some ways you can get involved with our local Business Network in the locations we operate at:
As part of the It Takes a City Homelessness Partnership (ITAC) a group of local businesses are meeting regularly to discuss collaborative solutions to tackle homelessness in the city. In addition, at each meeting, opportunities are created for the business community to discuss how to respond to the needs of the ITAC partnership.
How can businesses in Cambridge get involved?
Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP) has a business support group that links local businesses and frontline organisations.
If you represent a Manchester based business...
Reading has a vibrant and varied business network that we know genuinely cares about homelessness and rough sleeping on our streets. Street Support Reading is a growing cross-sector partnership that is working towards ending rough sleeping in our borough and trying to prevent homelessness in the first place.
We ask businesses in Reading to:
There are many ways for businesses who share our mission and values to work with us to get the best for your business, employees, community and organisational objectives. Our partners play a remarkable role in helping us with our mission to tackle homelessness. We’d love to start a conversation with you, you can contact our co-founder Gary Dunstan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the ongoing work that is needed, the organisations, and homeless community have more ideas for features that they feel would be useful. We need your help so we can work alongside these groups to co-produce solutions, and continue to make a real difference.Donate to Street Support