Homelessness report highlights the contribution of small faith-based organisations

A survey run by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice has highlighted the vital role that small, community and faith-based organisations play in supporting individuals facing homelessness, often filling in the gaps where other services are unable to help.

The report, ‘A critical safety net’, is based on data drawn from a survey of small, community and faith-based organisations in June 2019. 

The majority of respondents said that their strength in helping people who are experiencing homelessness was in ‘giving support and advice’, such as employment support, education, befriending and mentoring, relational or emotional care, benefits advice.

Main challenges identified were the increasing complexity of need of individuals that services are working with and lack of support services available to address these needs, lack of sustainable long-term funding, cuts to funding, and the scarcity of affordable accommodation.

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Homelessness report highlights the contribution of small faith-based organisations
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