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20 December 2017

Real Change Wiltshire campaign aims to help homeless people

We want homeless people to have the support they need to make positive change in their lives, and the Real Change Wiltshire campaign will help to achieve this.

Chuck Berry, cabinet member for housing

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with local homeless charities Doorway in Chippenham, Breakthrough in Trowbridge, Alabare in Salisbury and Devizes Opendoors, has launched its Real Change Wiltshire campaign.

The campaign aims to raise money for homeless charities in order to target the help needed for people who are sleeping rough, in preference to giving them money directly.

Charities and support organisations, which specialise in helping homeless people and have access to the support networks needed to help deal with the complicated issues around homelessness, are best placed to give professional help to people in need.

These organisations offer a much better chance of helping people to get off the streets permanently, and donating to charity is a far more effective way to help them.

Cabinet member for housing, Chuck Berry, said: "We are committed to protecting vulnerable people in Wiltshire, and we work closely with the voluntary sector to provide support and facilities to homeless people.

"We want homeless people to have the support they need to make positive change in their lives, and the Real Change Wiltshire campaign will help to achieve this.

"I would urge people to donate to Real Change Wiltshire to help make a difference in our county."

If you do want to donate, your small change can make a real change in Wiltshire and a big difference to charities supporting the homeless.

To help make a real change in Wiltshire, donate to help people in the Trowbridge and Chippenham areasdonate to help people in the Salisbury area, or donate to help people in the Devizes area.

Every penny counts, so please donate what you can now.

Find out more about Real Change Wiltshire.

Last updated: 5 January 2018 | Last reviewed: 5 January 2018

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