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Supporting people closest to the streets by helping them take steps away from homelessness

HIDDEN HOMELESS EXPOSED: The impact of COVID-19 on single homeless households in temporary accommodation

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We prevent people living in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Manchester from falling into rough sleeping by addressing their health, housing and wellbeing needs, alongside research & policy work to identify long-term solutions to homelessness.

What we do to help people experiencing homelessness

Our mission is to make people’s stay in temporary accommodation as short, safe and healthy as possible.
1
Short

by providing guidance people's next steps away from homelessness, helping them overcome barriers to living independently, and shaping a plan to secure more stable housing.

2
Safe

by working with landlords to improve living conditions, using people's lived experiences to inform policy recommendations, and engaging with policy makers to drive change for residents.

3
Healthy

by facilitating improvements to their mental and physical health, improving access to medical support, and providing resources to take better care of their wellbeing.

How we’re supporting residents during COVID-19

We continue to support people living in temporary accommodation through:

  • Weekly outreach services within temporary accommodation around Brighton & Manchester
  • Weekly distribution of food, anti-boredom and wellbeing packages to residents
  • One-to-one support appointments to troubleshoot benefits, accommodation and housing issues
  • Digital inclusion work, providing tablets and phones to enable people to access support

Stories of changed lives

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Chris's story

Following the death of a loved one, Chris began to spiral and turned to alcohol misuse to cope. With our support, he kept his home and is determined to manage his addiction..

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Sarah's story

After battling addiction for years, Sarah used April's lockdown to turn her life around and put her health first..

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Steve's story

After leaving prison, Steve struggled to adapt to daily life but alongside his support worker, he was able to rebuild his confidence, and start anew in a place of his own..

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Our impact

Since March 2020, we've delivered over 15,000 meals to people living in B&Bs and hostels without cooking facilities.

In 2020, over 7000 housing and healthcare interventions were made to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness

Our report, Lifting the Lid, unveiled an estimated B&B population of 51,500 households experiencing homelessness, which is 10x the government estimate.

With Justlife, they give you so much advice. If they can't do anything to help us, they put us onto other people that can. They are a lifesaver, simple as.


John, Brighton