Crisis are putting on a range of activities in Coventry during the Christmas season for those that are homeless. Coventry is currently the second worst affected region in the West Midlands with 1 in every 229 people shown to be homeless, this also comes as Coventry Foodbank hit a milestone this past month, supplying its 100,000th user with emergency supplies leaving staff and volunteers with mixed emotions.
If you know or see anyone that is homeless while out and about in the city, please share the below with them –
Who are Crisis?
Crisis was founded in 1967 in response to the Ken Loach film Cathy Come Home shown the previous year, and a publicity campaign led by reforming Conservatives William Shearman and Ian Macleod highlighting the plight of homeless people.
Since the sixties Crisis has evolved to meet the changing needs of single homeless people, campaigning for change and delivering services to help people find a route out of their homelessness across the UK.
Since 1972 Crisis at Christmas has been offering food, warmth, companionship and services to homeless people in London over the Christmas period. The project is run almost entirely by around 10,500 volunteers, making it the largest volunteer-led event in the UK. In 2016, about 4600 homeless people come through the doors. All buildings used as Crisis at Christmas Centres are temporarily donated.
Check out their website to find out how you can donate and/or get involved today.