SUBU Charity Partnerships is proud to annouce our 2020-21 core charity!

 

 

 

The major SCP fundraising events for the year as well as the SCP pots in the Ground Up Cafe and the Student Shop will all go to support the amazing work that this organisation does by connecting people experiencing homelessness to organisations, voluntary groups, businesses and the kind-hearted. Working together to offer support to those in need – to end homelessness in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole!

For more information on what they're up to now, check out their website 

Hover over the pictures below, to learn more about homelessness, and how you can help.

 

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This is the stereotypical image of homelessness, but it is not the true picture of all homelessness in today’s society.
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Around 250 families in Bournemouth and Dorset are on the edge of homelessness and destitution.
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Some students cannot afford accommodation. There are many nationally reported cases of students sofa-crashing with friends, or sleeping in their car, however they may not identify as being homeless. Know someone in this situation? SUBU Advice can help. subuadvice@bournemouth.ac.uk
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Some people are ‘Fake Beggars’, and beg ‘professionally’ to get money even though they may have a nice car and a home to go to.
Has a homeless person ever told you they need money for the night shelter?
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All of the homeless shelters and places of refuge run by charities are FREE!! After all, why would any charity ask a penniless person for money in order to help them?

 

 

How can I help?

Give your money directly to the homeless person?
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The money may not be spent on essentials like clothes and food. The person may even be a ‘fake beggar’. How would you be able to tell the difference?
Give food to the homeless person?
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Whilst this is sometimes helpful, some homeless people end up with too much food, when what they really might need is socks or gloves, or other essential items like sanitary products.
Donate to Street Support
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Street Support is a network charity, which pulls together over 30 different local Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole charities that specialise in helping the homeless. By donating to Street Support the money can be used where it is most needed to help homeless people.
Volunteer with Street Support
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By volunteering with any of the local Street Support charities, you can pro-actively help to get homeless people off the street. You can find out more about volunteering opportunities on the SUBU Volunteering Hub.
Look out for New Contactless Donation Points
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Imagine if every BU Student donated just £2.00p today, that would mean over £30,000 would instantly go towards helping the homeless through Street Support.  BU and Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council are working towards having contactless donations points in the town centre, and on campus.  Check back here soon for further details.
 
 
 
What should I do if I see a person begging?
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Tell them about Street Support and how it can help them.