Go to any city or large town in the UK and it's likely that you'll see people sleeping on the streets. Becoming homeless is something we all hope never to experience, but it's sadly a reality for thousands of men, women and young people across the country.
Why Volunteer For A Homeless Charity In Northampton?
Whether from financial troubles or a lack of support from their families, homeless people don't always receive the help they need to get back on their feet. Thankfully, there are some amazing charities out there that do all they can to help find people safe accommodation, stable employment, clean clothes, food and a range of wellbeing services.
If you're local to Northampton, you'll find a handful of fantastic local organisations that assist rough sleepers in a variety of ways. Why not extend a helping hand to those affected by homelessness by getting involved with volunteering, fundraising and campaigning through the following charities in Northampton.
Homeless Charities In Northampton That Need Your Help
CAN Housing is an off-shoot of the Richmond Fellowship Group, a UK wide charity that offers assistance to those suffering from issues such as alcohol or substance abuse, as well as homelessness.
Through its CAN Housing scheme, the organisation is able to provide safe, warm accommodation for 61 people at a time, as well as other support from trained experts. Get in touch directly with their centre and office on Giles Street for volunteering opportunities, which can vary from helping out with admin, to outreach and maintaining their homes.
The Lowdown is a Northampton based charity that aims to prevent children and young people from ending up on the streets or in dangerous situations. It does this through services that offer support for mental health, poverty, sexual health and LGBTQ issues.
Through counselling, information and advice, The Lowdown is able to empower young people in the area and provide a friendly place for them to go to discuss problems and get help with any issues they might be having. By offering this safe space, the organisation is able to help those experiencing a crisis, avoiding a scenario that could lead to them having no home or family to turn to.
The Lowdown is always in need of more people to join its 60 volunteers, who work directly with young people as support and youth workers, as well as behind the scenes helping with DIY and maintenance.
You could also get involved with fundraising by working at a charity event in Northampton, or by organising your own challenge. The charity also has a list of items in need of donation, so lend a hand simply by ticking some of them off!
How Can You Show Your Support?
As well as taking a look at our Local Causes directory for volunteering and fundraising opportunities in your area, don't forget to sign up to play People's Postcode Lottery. A share of every ticket you buy goes to some amazing charities, helping to transform communities right around the UK.