Action Homeless Sign Leicester’s Homelessness Charter

November 20, 2018

Action Homeless have pledged their support to Leicester’s Homelessness Charter.

On Monday 29th October Action Homeless CEO Mark Grant and Deputy CEO Karen Purewal joined with partners from across the city to pledge their support to Leicester’s Homelessness Charter.

The charter aims to improve the way organisations and individuals work together to tackle homelessness in the city, and to harness the enthusiasm of those who want to get involved but don’t know how.

More than 100 people from charities, the voluntary sector, local businesses and statutory organisations attended the launch, which took place at Leicester Cathedral.

The charter provides a vision, values and principles that can be shared by all of those working to prevent homelessness in the city, and to support those affected by it. It aims to reduce duplication, improve communication between those working with homeless people, and to raise awareness of services and how the public can help.

A draft charter was developed by a group comprising representatives from Leicester City Council, Action Homeless, SoundCafe Leicester and the Church of England’s Diocese of Leicester, people who have experienced homelessness and practitioners who all met to share their thinking and all recognising the need for a charter.

As a next step, many attendees at the launch have signed up to join identified action groups around particular aspects of homelessness, with dates already fixed for the first meetings. People experiencing homelessness will be involved in this work.

The Charter website, including a directory of local homelessness services can be found here: https://www.giveleicester.org/leicester-homelessness-charter/ 

A copy of the charter is available here: https://www.leicester.anglican.org/exploring-faith/social-responsibility/housing-homelessness/

More information on how people can support the Charter is available by emailing Homelessness.Charter@LecCofE.org

Jun 20, 2022

New Trustees appointed

Action Homeless is delighted to have appointed four new Trustees to …

Jun 14, 2022

Druck, delivers electric van for Action ...

Grant from Groby based global technology company, Druck, delivers …

Jun 13, 2022

Women’s homelessness - Listening to ...

Action Homeless are thrilled to have received a grant from World …

Jun 07, 2022

Our condolences: Revd David Morris MBE

We have very sadly learned of the passing of Revd David Morris MBE …