Two Rivers Housing donates to homeless charity
Published by Liz Reeson for Two Rivers Housing in Care and Support and also in Communities
Two Rivers Housing tenants have been supporting a local charity, Gloucestershire Nightstop, which helps young, homeless people find temporary accommodation and works with them to find a more permanent home.
Between January and June this year, every time a Two Rivers Housing tenant did the simple task of signing up to pay their rent by direct debit, they were helping homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25 in the county. This was because for every tenant who signed up, Two Rivers Housing donated money towards Gloucestershire Nightstop.
The accommodation is provided by hosts - volunteers who have a spare room and are able to provide a bed for a night. The staff spend a lot of time working with the young person and the 45 hosts around the county to ensure the placement suits them both.
Karen Beard, Income Collection Co-ordinator at Two Rivers Housing and Gill Robins, a Two Rivers tenant and a volunteer of the Board were delighted to be able to hand over the cheque to Ciaran Murphy, Manager of the charity. He said: "We are always very grateful to receive any donations. This money will go a long way to provide shoes, coats and basic necessities to some of the people we have come in here."
The staff at the charity not only give the homeless person a roof over their head for a while, they also provide support and links to other agencies to enable the young person to change their life in a positive direction and for them to find somewhere more permanent to live.
Gill Robins said: "This is a fantastic charity; the work they do here is very worthy. Everyone deserves a break and this is exactly what Gloucestershire Nightstop does for the young people who come through their doors."
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