Homelessness in Manchester? What does it really mean and what is being done to help?
We explain in our latest blog.
MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS, THE SCALE OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY
Our mission is to end poverty for those people who are experiencing homelessness and unemployment. We help with things such as a deposit for a house when a person has moved on from rough sleeping or a hostel.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation defines poverty as ‘when your resources are well below your minimum needs.’ As a charity, Pledge is dedicated to reducing the number of people living in poverty.
This means ensuring the groups we work with, have all the necessary resources they need to live a long and fulfilling life.
Living in poverty is often a cycle that traps a person from ever breaking free. When your resources are reduced, such as losing a job or becoming homeless, often your needs increase and you’re not able to pay for basics things like food, shelter or education.
Other ways we help to relieve their poverty will be for clothes for an interview or a bus pass to attend the interview, for example, this will help them gain employment and therefore reduce the effects of them living in poverty.
We aim to have helped 550 people who are either homeless or unemployed by 2020, and there are a few ways you can help. If you want to get fit this summer, then it may be a run or cycle. If you don’t have the time, then you can donate or become an ambassador.
We’ve already helped 216 people since we started, can you help us hit our goal this year?
Working with other local organisations is really important to us here at Pledge. We’re proud to work with charities, social enterprises and community groups. These organisations all have the same goal to reduce poverty locally and across the U.K