Can you support my homelessness solution projects?I'm a solo social entrepreneur, really, just an ordinary girl with a big dream. I want to end and prevent homelessness across the world. I know this sounds a little crazy, but I do have a plan. And, I've already made a pretty good start. Over the last four years, I've helped to permanently house over one hundred UK households, saving our government in excess of £2.5 million* in the process. Despite this, I am totally unfunded in my work.
Can you help?
I want to keep undertaking mission-led enterprise work: facilitating creative housing and support options for the homeless, as well as formulating free and easily-accessible educational tools, mentoring and learning resources - for non-profits and the vulnerable individuals they support. Nobody pays me to do this, but its vitally important that we unify to respond to the crisis of homelessness effectively - primarily, with the provision of housing and support. If I can teach on-the-ground practitioners the methods I have used effectively to obtain both, this can knowledge can keep filtering out and helping people again and again.
By backing me to develop, test and promote new concepts, techniques and ideas, you not only make a measurable difference to the lives of the the disadvantaged people that we collectively house - you enable me to showcase this amazing collaborative work to a much wider audience. This movement of transformation is making it possible for pioneering approaches to homelessness to be adopted UK-wide - and ultimately, across the globe.
I continue to do what I do because I believe passionately that our homeless should not have to sleep on the streets. I've seen enough of homelessness to understand that it is frightening, isolating and dangerous. Yet, it doesn't have to be this way. The smiling, happy people in the pictures above were all rough sleeping when I met them, living proof that I should never give up in my quest for the voices of the homeless to be heard.
Together we can do so much to make a positive change. Please support my movement and campaign for a unified approach to homelessness that begins with Housing First - because everybody deserves a home of their own.
Thankyou for your continued love and support, It keeps me going each and every day.Amy x
For more information about my work with the homeless please see www.socialpropertyinvestment.co.uk
*Savings calculated via 'Making it Count' Crisis Cost Effectiveness Indicator Tools