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Since the mid-2000’s, homelessness in London has doubled. In the 2014/15 Trust for London Report, 7,580 people were recorded as rough sleeping in London. Rough sleeping is a dangerous and isolating experience. National charity Crisis reports that people sleeping rough are more likely to be victims of crime and almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence (in the past year compared to the general public). Women are particularly vulnerable, nearly 1 in 4 have been sexually assaulted whilst rough sleeping. Additionally, many people who rough sleep develop issues with drugs and alcohol.

With around one fifth of parishes within the Diocese of London actively helping the homeless, this is an issue that is very close to hearts and minds, the reason we have launched the Diocesan of London Homelessness Appeal so parishes can join together in an immediate response to help alleviate the suffering of those living in urgent and desperate need.

The challenge we face is diocesan-wide but it is also a local issue, We have chosen to partner with 15 charities from across the Diocese. All work at a local level to offer an immediate response to help those experiencing homelessness in this most practical of ways.

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Bishop Pete, who launched the appeal, joined homeless guests at the Hanway Hall last November
/ 27 September 2018

Homelessness appeal raises nearly £105,000

The winter homelessness appeal Tackling Homelessness Together raised nearly £105,000

/ 24 April 2018

Homelessness appeal is now closed, but you can still give!

If you haven’t yet sent in your donation, please don’t worry. We are looking forward to receiving it as soon possible.

/ 15 February 2018

Homelessness appeal: #SofaSurfingTogether

A report on a new way to highlight Sofa Surfing, the hidden form of homelessness in the Capital, by encouraging others to take up #SofaSurfingTogether on Maundy Thursday.

/ 14 February 2018

Launch of new homelessness films

At the start of lent, we launch two films highlighting the stories of Londoners who have slept rough, for different lengths of time. Here are their stories.

/ 27 November 2017

Tackling Homelessness Together

Carol Ward reports on the launch of our appeal to tackle homelessness together that launches on 27 November and runs until Easter 2018.

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