After missing two years due to COVID we were back!
A group of Reading’s charities, community organisations and Council commissioned services joined forces once again on the 10th October 2022 in a street campaign to mark World Homeless Day – a world annual event drawing attention to the needs of local homeless people and providing opportunities for communities to help them.
The World Homeless Day slogan is ‘locals act locally on a global day.’ By coming together, we want to take advantage of the increased awareness and strengthen communities in Reading to help homeless people.
We want to make people aware of the challenges in helping the homeless. There is a whole range of reasons why people might find themselves homeless, and depending on their circumstances, they need very different kinds of help. That’s why the initiatives our organisations run are carefully developed in partnership with the Council and local organisations to deliver practical help that makes a real difference.
If people see someone living on the streets they think need help, they can use the StreetLink mobile app to alert local support organisations (www.streetlink.org.uk) or call 0808 800 4444 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday-Sunday. By doing this, they can help to connect that person to the local services available.