With living costs continuing to climb and increasing pressure on housing, it's no surprise that people end up living on the streets in the UK. It could happen to any of us for a variety of reasons, often due to factors completely out of our control. You'll find that helping someone less fortunate than yourself, such as a homeless person in your local community, can not only be life changing for them but also be a great and rewarding experience for you.
Why Volunteer For A Homeless Charity In Warrington?
While Warrington is not exceptional among the national trend, particularly compared with rates of homelessness in other northern towns and cities, there are still vulnerable people out there who are in need of help. Luckily, you'll find some wonderful charities in the area that are a vital lifeline to many living on the town's streets.
Signing up to play People's Postcode Lottery is a fantastic way to support the homeless community, as you'll be helping some truly worthy causes. If you'd like to get involved in a more personal way, why not look into volunteering opportunities at these homelessness charities in Warrington?
Homeless Charities In Warrington That Need Your Help
Samaritans have over 200 branches around the UK, including one in Warrington's town centre. The national charity is an amazing resource that can help prevent many people from becoming homeless, by providing emotional support for many of the issues that can cause it in the first place.
The Warrington Samaritans helps around 26,000 people a year that are going through distressing situations by providing a friendly ear and invaluable advice on how to improve their situations. As well as operating a telephone, SMS and email service that allows people in distress to get in touch at any time, they also have a drop-in support service that lets vulnerable people speak face-to-face with a friendly mentor.
If you'd like to support the Samaritans, why not volunteer to help answer their phone lines or get involved with their fundraising charity events in Warrington?
This organisation is based on Sankey Street, and helps put people in Warrington in touch with other charities and businesses who need volunteers. It aims to make people more aware of their community, simplifying and streamlining the process of getting involved.
Volunteering opportunities through Warrington Voluntary Action vary, but often include roles with charities that directly help the homeless, such as local housing associations and welfare organisations. It has both long-term positions as well as those that require less commitment if you have limited time but still want to help.
The organisation also provides training and other guidance services to help qualify people for certain volunteering roles. Why not take a look at current opportunities on their website?
How Can You Show Your Support?
As well as playing People's Postcode Lottery, why not get involved in a more hands-on way by volunteering or fundraising? Take a look at our handy Local Causes directory for some amazing opportunities near you.