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Small change can make a big difference for homeless in Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh

Contributed by editor on Dec 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

 

Channel your compassion into making a real difference to the lives of homeless people.


That’s the message from Folkestone & Hythe District Council which this week launched its Small Change – Big Difference campaign in partnership with Kent-based charity, Porchlight.

 

Donate £3 to Porchlight

The campaign invites people to donate £3 to Porchlight, which works directly with rough sleepers across the district offering them the help they need to move off the streets.

Cllr Alan Ewart-James, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “It’s completely understandable to be concerned about people who are rough sleeping and to want to offer immediate help, but the way to make the biggest difference is to give to a relevant local charity like Porchlight.

 

Most needed

“Buying somebody a hot drink or food is a good thing to do. But by donating your small change to Porchlight you’re putting money directly where it is most needed – into specialist support that can really help people turn their lives around.”

Porchlight provides a range of services to give homeless people the best chance of moving on to live independently. It helps people to recover from the trauma of homelessness and gives them the practical and emotional support they need to see that a brighter future is possible.

Porchlight chief executive, Mike Barrett, said: “Porchlight works across Kent to help people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to.


Break the cycle of homelessness

“As a charity we rely heavily on voluntary donations and we would urge members of the public to help us continue our support of some of the most excluded and marginalised people in society by providing long-term solutions to break the cycle of homelessness.”

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