Houses in multiple occupancies, overcrowding, empty homes and rent deposit guarantees. Also noted was the successful campaign currently running in conjunction with Shelter, tying in with Homelessness Sunday (30 to January 05). Entitled Homelessness Hurts, this year’s theme is the impact of homelessness on children and young people, recently launched a poetry competition in schools across the country. Cherry Furber, Alliance Support Manager, spoke of developing a range of holistic services responding to the needs of the local community as well as developing infrastructure support and networking opportunities for the multitude of small housing and homelessness projects across the country: Housing Justice, Scottish Churches Housing Action, and Shelter announced today (19 October) that they are joining forces to highlight the plight of over one million children suffering because of bad housing in Britain.
Hire Property Valuer Sydney : The three organizations will work in partnership to raise awareness within the Christian community of Shelter’s million children campaign, which aims to gain a commitment from government to end bad housing for the next generation of children. Housing Justice, Scottish Churches Housing Action, and Shelter announced today (19 October) that they are joining forces to highlight the plight of over one million children suffering because of bad housing in Britain. Joining the campaign is a key action for the 2,000 plus churches taking part in next year’s Homelessness Sunday on 30 January 2005. Over the coming months, a wide range of Christian publications will carry campaign cards, encouraging readers to show their support and sign up to the million children campaign. For detail:
All signatures will be presented, along with thousands of others, to the government. Homelessness hurts children and young people’. On 30 January 2005 well over 2,000 churches across the country are expected to mark the day with special services and events – as well as by signing up to the campaign. Shelter’s red chair sit-in protest is visiting 26 towns across Britain over the next four months. Members of the public can show their support for the campaign by sitting in the chair when it comes to their area.
The sit-in will culminate in a major exhibition in the New Year in which the photographs of all who have taken part will be used. The partnership and the campaign itself has already drawn support from a number of senior church figures. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster and President of Housing Justice said: “Poor housing blights children’s opportunities. We cannot even be satisfied with charitable giving. If there is a systemic problem, we must play our part in highlighting it, and then looking for solutions.