No one should have to face hardship this Christmas.

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Helping people who are homeless is what The Salvation Army does, and so we want to make sure that we’re there for as many people as we possibly can this winter after what has been a tough year for people who are homeless and living on the streets.

Help us help people like Wayne.

Wayne
Since he was 15 years old, Wayne had been homeless on and off and struggled with his mental health and a heroin and alcohol addiction.

With regular hostel accommodation not suitable, it was The Salvation Army’s Housing First scheme that has helped Wayne make huge changes in his life. Since moving into his own home four years ago, with the support of the staff, Wayne stopped using drugs - and is looking forward to a bright future.

‘I’m doing much better, I’ve stopped using drugs. In less than 12 months I’ve drastically reduced the amount of methadone (substitute used to treat heroin addiction) I’m on. The best thing is that my daughter has come back into my life having not seen her for 20 years.’

For The Salvation Army it is unthinkable that people should be living on the streets in the bitter cold, especially at Christmas. No one should have to live on the streets. No one should have to be alone. That’s why we won’t rest until we’ve reached out to as many suffering and vulnerable people as we can.

Please support our Christmas Appeal so we can provide hot food, practical support and somewhere warm to sleep for people who are homeless this winter.

A gift of:

  • £19 could help provide a box of groceries and modest gifts, so that families who are struggling in poverty can share a basic Christmas meal together.
  • £45 could provide an hour of one-to-one support work for five homeless people in one of our centres to help them get back on their feet and make a fresh start.
  • £112 could provide a Christmas dinner and the promise of companionship for 50 lonely older people.