WHO ARE WE?
We’re a team of volunteers, working together and sharing expertise and experiences. Inspired by the successful French initiative Le Carillon, our goal is to create a network of partners (local shops and charities) and customers to reconnect people experiencing homelessness with the community.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
Most homelessness is hidden: the majority of people experiencing homelessness are not rough sleepers but people with unstable, temporary homes.
An analysis by Shelter said that one in 200 Britons are now without a permanent place to live, with more than 1,000 people becoming homeless each month.
The main cause of homelessness in the UK isn’t addiction, but private tenancy issues. It’s not based on a choice!
Simple acts of kindness can make such a big difference to people experiencing homelessness, who often feel ignored, invisible and excluded from society.
A new image of homelessness, where no one feels invisible, and where people interact with each other in the street without fear.
To make it easy for local residents and passers-by, local businesses, and homeless people to reconnect, using a simple services exchange.
OUR OBJECTIVES ARE TO...
Make people experiencing homelessness feel included and welcome in society by allowing them to access a variety of free and paid-for good and services
Create a network of partners who can offer goods and services to people experiencing homelessness, from clothes, grooming and hygiene to food, water and Wi-Fi
Contribute to changing the image of people experiencing homelessness in our society
Bring residents and local businesses together by allowing them to buy or offer vouchers for different services
Allow locals and passers-by to feel as if they’re actively helping a person experiencing homelessness with a specific act of kindness and support