The second in former City Council leader Lewis Herbert’s series features James McWilliams, Housing Services Manager at Cambridge City Council and co-founder of Cambridge Street Aid, Chris Jenkin, chair of It Takes A City set up to tackle homelessness locally and Lee Welham a Big Issue vendor, and a former rough sleeper.
Four Ways You Can Help Homeless People
Now – and next winter which will be really tough for too many people in Cambridge.
- If You Know Anyone Who Is (Or Will Be) Homeless?
Get them to contact Cambridge City Council Housing Advice Service on 01223 457918 or email@example.com. And visit cambridge.gov.uk/get-advice-about-housing.
- If You Pass A Rough Sleeper
Say hello, share a smile and ask if you can help them, e.g. with a hot or cold drink
- And If They Need Wider Help?
Contact the City Council Street Outreach Team on 01223 366292 if they need assistance
Or pass on info via STREETLINK at streetlink.org.uk.
And if you think someone is in immediate danger or needs urgent care, call 999.
- Donate Or Volunteer For Organisations Making A Real Difference
Others to support include Emmaus, Centre 33, Cyrenians and the Winter Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project (CCHP).
A Cambridge Street Aid
Donate via their Just Giving page justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cambridgeshirecommunity/csa
OR text STREETAID 3 to 70085 (£3) or donate £3 via one of the 7 City Centre terminals.
jimmyscambridge.org.uk 01223 576085
Main Cambridge emergency accommodation provider on East Road.
Also manage housing pods with Allia, at Christ the Redeemers church on Newmarket Road.
wintercomfort.org.uk 01223 518140
Help those in most need plus daytime facilities and employment projects.