On average, homeless people die at just 44 years old.
With centres across the UK, Crisis support people out of homelessness for good. They do this through education, training and support with housing, employment and health. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. Crisis help homeless people find and keep a rented home. They do this by working with landlords to ensure a supply of places to live, and giving homeless people the tools and knowledge they need to rent successfully. They carry out pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness, and campaign for the changes needed to end it for everyone, for good.
Ending homelessness is something we’ve worked towards for a number of years at B&M Waste, whilst additionally working to raise awareness within the homeless community about the dangers of sleeping in bins, as this can be a live-ending choice. Read about our Refuse not Refuge campaign here.
B&M Pledge to Support ‘Home Street Home’ Homelessness Charter
We have joined numerous other Liverpool city region businesses in signing the LCR Homelessness Charter. This drive urges other private sector businesses to do their bit to ‘End Homelessness, a key aim of Crisis. Our Director David Curtis is an Ambassador for this initiative and is passing on training to all B&M staff.
B&M Waste Pledges Support of National homeless charity Crisis
We recently donated £10,000 to allow Crisis to continue with the fantastic work they do in support of ending the awful plight of homelessness which exists across the UK.
Rebecca Pritchard, Director of Services at Crisis, said: “On behalf of everyone at Crisis, I’d like to thank B&M Waste for their incredibly generous donation, which will help us to continue providing life-changing services for homeless people across the UK. We are also looking forward to working with B&M staff as together we work towards ending homelessness in this country once and for all.”
People who have low-paying jobs, or an unexpected fall in income after redundancy or illness, are becoming homeless because support with housing costs has fallen way below rising rents across most of Britain.
A properly funded safety net is critical to stabilising people’s homes and preventing homelessness.