Homeless Oxfordshire and Crisis are collaborating with volunteering and eco-action platform OnHand for an educational webinar on 09 November at 11.30am after new government figures show an 18% increase in people sleeping on the streets.
Homeless Oxfordshire will speak alongside one of the nation’s biggest homelessness charities to shed light on homelessness in the UK while providing valuable insights on how individuals can make a difference this winter.
New data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities shows there were 2,893 people estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in June 2023 – up 445 people or 18% since the same period last year.
With rough sleeping on the rise, this webinar will provide attendees with a multifaceted picture of homelessness in the UK and – vitally – give expert insight into how to help.
Attendees who are signed up for OnHand’s impact platform can take real action straight away by picking up volunteering missions and making monetary donations through the app, making this a must-attend event for anyone interested in fighting homelessness.
Simon Hewett-Avison, CEO at Homeless Oxfordshire, will share the day-to-day realities of homelessness on the frontline, the effects of nationwide cost-of-living crises and housing crises on individuals at a local level, and how the current climate could make homelessness a reality for people who never imagined they’d be at risk.
Liz Choonara, Executive Director of Commerce and Enterprise at Crisis, will shed light on housing, innovation and policy at the highest level, using Crisis’s decades of experience and research to explain the big-picture causes and solutions for homelessness at a national level.
The event is open to all and is an essential event for anyone interested in helping those experiencing homelessness.