House The Homeless Action Against Benefit Caps

March 23rd, 2013

House the Homeless has asked Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to meet a deputation of London Mayors and civic leaders concerned about benefit caps including the Mayor of Islington, Mayor of Southwark, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Tower Hamlets, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Hackney.

House the Homeless is speaking to the Child Poverty Action Group about a possible Judicial Review of Benefit caps, which start in four London boroughs – Croydon, Bromley, Enfield and Haringey – six months before they are rolled out elsewhere. Why should poor residents in those boroughs suffer first? We know the impact the cuts will have, increased homelessness!

Bedroom Tax: With the start of the “tax” on extra bedrooms in council and other social housing, we continue to make representations about its’ inherent unfairness – including loss of housing benefit up to 24% if a tenant has two spare rooms! Many extra rooms are used by carers, grown-up children, relatives and others. The only good thing is some tenants hit by this policy can rent out their spare room!

It won’t appeal to everyone, but if you have a spare room you can rent out, please contact House the Homeless – depending on the area, rents of up to £100 per week may be available and a homeless person can be housed.

House the Homeless now a Charitable Trust

March 23rd, 2013

House the Homeless has been accepted as a Charitable Trust, with effect from 5th November 2012. Eligible donations made after that date are entitled to Gift Aid, the charity is registered with HM Revenue & Customs (ref: XT39119), relevant documents are available on request.

In the current climate with benefits capped, the so-called “bedroom tax” and an unprecedented crisis in homelessness, particularly in London and the South East, we need YOU to donate, arrange a fund-raising event or sponsor us. Whatever you can give, we can use it to house the homeless. Why not arrange a fun day, sports event, cheese and wine party or perhaps, run in the Marathon for us? If you have a flat or a room in your home, we can also help you rent it to a family or homeless person.

We can help with publicity, information packs and advice.

There has never been a more urgent time to help House the Homeless. Thank you for your support.

Give a £1 to House The Homeless Day!

September 25th, 2011

Give a £1 Day!

House The Homeless are launching their first ever Charity Day on August 31st 2012. ” Give a £1 Day” encourages members of the public and businesses to spare just £1 for the homeless. The more individuals who support the day, the more money can be raised to help House The Homeless!

Save the date in your diaries and if you can spare £1 on that day to help the homeless.

You can donate via paypal using the following link -

http://www.housethehomeless.com/donate/

 

Many thanks to our sponsored walkers!

September 25th, 2011

Sponsored Walk in Thanet Success

Many thanks to those who took part in our sponsored walk in August especially to our youngest participants Ciara (6yrs) & Alisha (8yrs) who both worked very hard to collect sponsorship money for House The Homeless.

Also one again thanks to all the businesses and individuals who contributed to the event. Every little helps!

Total Collected: £101

Pictured: Caitlin who designed posters for the event, many thanks Caitlin!

Sponsored Walk Update

August 19th, 2011

Sponsored Walk Turner Contemporary to Captain Digby

So tomorrow is the big day for our Sponsored Walk from the Turner Contemporary to the Captain Digby. The weather forecast is good so hopefully it will be a very enjoyable day!

Just a little update on our prizes for the participants for tomorrows walk:

For the Oldest Participant

Prize: Strawberry Cream Tea for 2 at the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville.

Sponsor: Walpole Bay Hotel Read the rest of this entry »

Sponsored Walk Margate to Kingsgate

July 28th, 2011

Sponsored Walk Margate to Kingsgate

A sponsored walk is currently been organised for August 20th 2011 at 2pm. The walk will start at The Turner Contemporary in Margate and go along the seawall all the way through Cliftonville and finally end at The Captain Digby in Kingsgate.

If you would like to take part we would be more than happy to sign you up! Or if you would like to sponsor one of our happy participants please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be hoping for a nice sunny day but even if its raining we are determined to carry on undaunted! To reward your all your hard work in raising funds for House The Homeless we will be giving away prizes for the following: Read the rest of this entry »

Use Easysearch to help us!

July 14th, 2011

Raise Money As You Search!

Are you one of the 6.4m people that use a search engine every day? Did you know you can raise money for House The Homeless while you search?

http://housethehomeless.easysearch.org.uk combines the results of several search engines such as Yahoo!, Bing and Ask to ensure you can always find what you’re looking for. Read the rest of this entry »

Support House the Homeless on easyfundraising.org.uk

July 14th, 2011

Shop Online and Raise Money!

Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for House The Homeless! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden and Play.com, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!

So how does it work?

You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/housethehomeless Read the rest of this entry »

House The Homeless Launch New Website!

May 19th, 2011

House the Homeless are proud to announce the launch of their new website. We hope you enjoy looking around the site and finding out more about us and also how you can support and help us, help the homeless!