Thousands of families, single parents, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities and others are homeless.
In London and the South East the situation is critical exacerbated by cuts in benefit, limited access to social housing, few new council/housing association properties and growing demand.
The statistics do not tell the full story of the huge and growing problem of hidden homelessness.
House the Homeless was established to help tenants in social need find accommodation and make progress in their lives.
We do this by:
- Providing advice, guidance and support
- Assessing eligibility for local housing allowance or universal credit
- Offering outreach and, where necessary, liaising with statutory authorities
- Helping with form filling
- Assisting with literacy
- Providing work experience schemes
People in Social Need
People in social need are sometimes stereotyped as being anti-social. A single mother with a young baby is less likely to play loud, headbanging music than a house full of students; a pensioner on income support is unlikely to be the subject of an ASBO.
No one deserves to be homeless.
Chair of Trustees –
Vice Chair –
Raymond Coker LLM (Masters of Laws)
Ian Staunton (Treasurer)
Barry Rosenberg BSc (Hons) PgDip (Fund raising officer)
Dr Charles Kejeh
House the Homeless is a small charity, recorded as such for tax and gift aid purposes under HM Revenue & Customs small charities scheme.