Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are rooted in the belief that homelessness is not inevitable - that together it can be ended.
Every day the charity sees the devastating impact homelessness has on people's lives. Every year they work side by side with thousands of people, to help rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. Together with others who share their resolve, they bring knowledge, experience and determination to campaign for changes that will solve the homelessness crisis once and for all.
Throughout each year, the charity helps approximately 10,000 people through education, housing, employment and health services in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. At Christmas time, they run dedicated Crisis at Christmas centres providing warmth, food, health services and advice to more than 4,000 people as they take their first steps out of homelessness.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery will make a massive difference to the charity's work, helping to change the lives of hundreds of people. One of the ways player funding is used is to help more people with more complex needs get access to one-to-one coaching support. Dedicated work and learning coaches provide personalised, practical help, from searching for work and CV-writing skills to completing applications and preparing for interviews. Specialist housing coaches provide renting readiness training, help with searching for flats and teaching the DIY skills needed to maintain a home.
Ending homelessness means understanding the causes, finding practical solutions for individuals, and building the political will to solve it for everyone, for good. Until that day, Crisis will work side by side with thousands of homeless people. That resolve is only possible due to the commitment and generosity of their supporters. It won't be easy, but with the help of players of People's Postcode Lottery, homelessness can be ended.