BHT is thrilled to announce its partnership with an exciting new social enterprise, People of the Streets, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping tackle homelessness.
The social enterprise was set up by a group of Nottingham students who were dismayed by the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Nottingham. On exploring the issue further they identified five other cities where homelessness is a major problem; Manchester, Cardiff, Brighton, Bristol and London.
People of the Streets have created an online store where the public can purchase everyday essentials such as toiletries, backpacks and warm clothes for people who need them most. Once the products have been purchased, they will be sent to their partner agencies who will distribute them to local people who are sleeping rough. They also plan to run, in collaboration with partners, vocational skills workshops to help get people back into employment.
All revenue generated will go back into the organisation, enabling them to scale up the project and help even more people on the streets. Jo Berry, BHT’s Head of Fundraising said: “We are excited to be part of this fantastic new initiative, led by a group of students who want to make a difference. People of the Streets have taken the time to speak to us about what people who are sleeping on the streets really need and to understand the issues homeless people face”.
Megan from People of the Streets said: “We’re thrilled to start our partnership with BHT. Together I’m sure we can have the largest impact on the lives of our less fortunate fellow citizens and expand the understanding of homelessness to the general public.”
You can show support for their work at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/people-of-the-streets17