Crisis Changing A Life This Christmas
More than 200,000 households across England will be homeless this Christmas, a stark statistic from Crisis. Rough sleeping remains the most visible form of homelessness, but research suggests that more than 95% of homeless households are hidden from view.
For 2 weeks over the Christmas period, Crisis are providing a lifeline for hundreds of homeless of people, offering support and companionship. This year, Crisis are opening hotels across London to provide a range of essential amenities such as food, bedding and medical supplies to over 800 people. To run these hotels, donations are collected and distributed from a large warehouse in Poplar, London.
Surefire have supported Crisis in the past, and 2020 was no exception. A fire risk assessment was conducted across the whole Poplar site to identify any areas of concern. The fire extinguishers were inspected and checked by Surefire engineer Andy, who has helped Crisis in the past, Andy explains “As a central hub for the region, the warehouses for Crisis this year were enormous. Each fire extinguisher was serviced and located into the correct positions for the site and personnel safety”.
Richard Davies, Project Co-Ordinator for Crisis said “Surefire have been invaluable, and have supported our warehouse operations to allow us to reach all individuals who require vital services and support this festive season”.