Stonepillow offers shelter, information and support to empower homeless and vulnerable individuals to make positive changes in their lives. This multi-award winning homeless charity operates in Chichester, Arun, Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas.
Homelessness is a significant issue for the UK and the South East in particular:
• Over 4,100 are currently sleeping rough in the UK
• UK life expectancy is 79, for someone sleeping rough its just 47
• Homelessness grew 30% in the South East between 2015 – 2016
• The South East is joint 1st in having the most people sleeping rough in 2016
• Studies show 1/3 couldn’t afford their rent or mortgage if they were out of work for more than a month.
Coast to Capital provides leadership, investment and business support to grow the regional economy, and they recognise the importance of ensuring those most vulnerable receive their support. By partnering with Stonepillow they are delighted to support a charity making great strides in tackling a key issue within the region.
Over the coming year, Coast to Capital will be offering Stonepillow their expertise not only in understanding the local labour market but through their business advisers, in addition to corporate volunteering opportunities.
Jonathan Sharrock, Coast to Capital Chief Executive said: “Stonepillow was suggested and chosen by staff at Coast to Capital and I am delighted that we are able to support a charity doing such vital work within our region. I hope that our partnership will help not only promote the excellent work that Stonepillow do, but also provide practical advice and corporate volunteering opportunities.”
Laura Bulbeck, Stonepillow PR & Events Manager said: “We are delighted that Stonepillow have been chosen as Coast to Capital’s Charity of the Year and very much looking forward to working together. Their valuable skills and expertise will enable us to continue to support homeless and vulnerable people in our community.”
Find out more about Stonepillow at http://stonepillow.org.uk/