Supporting Crisis This Christmas
Christmas can be a lonely time for some people, but with more than 24,000 people facing Christmas sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses or tents this year the festive period can be extra hard. Constantly exposed to dangers and extreme temperatures, homeless people are almost 17 times more likely to be victims of violence compared to the general public.
Crisis provide much needed shelter, warm meals and vital services to thousands of people over the holidays through Christmas centres. With vital medical, housing and advisory services, Crisis aims to help people to rebuild their lives and leave homeliness behind for good.
The team at Surefire have supported the Crisis warehouse in Bermondsey which distributes much needed food and supplies in London at Christmas with Fire maintenance and a Fire Risk Assessment.
Richard Davies, Project Co-Ordinator for Crisis said “This Christmas we will be working out of a warehouse in Bermondsey, which still needs to comply with fire legislation. Surefire have supported Crisis in the past, so we were delighted that their team could work with us again for fire safety services”.
You can donate in a number of ways, see the Crisis website: https://www.crisis.org.uk/. Most importantly if you see someone sleeping rough, contact Streetlink (in England & Wales), or the local council in Scotland, to connect that person with the homelessness services in their area. If you have immediate concerns about their welfare, you should call 999.