Professional help offers the best chance for a homeless person to get off the streets. It's for this reason that we launched the Real Change Wiltshire campaign, in partnership with local homeless charities Doorway in Chippenham, Breakthrough in Trowbridge, Alabare in Salisbury and Devizes Opendoors.
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. 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.
How can you help?
If you see someone on the street that needs help, contact StreetLink or call 0300 500 0914 to share vital information. The details will be sent to local outreach workers to look into how best to help.
How can you donate?
Making sure help reaches homeless people is far more effective than giving money to people on the street. If you do want to donate, your small change can make a big difference to local homeless charities.
To help make a real change in Wiltshire, donate to help people in the Trowbridge and Chippenham areas, donate 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.