Wirral Ark fundraiser to fight homelessness

Wirral Ark is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge in order to raise much-needed funds for their fight against homelessness

From 30 November to 7 December, Wirral Ark will be participating in Big Give’s Christmas Challenge that allows the charity to double donations during this period – so one donation, twice the impact

The Situation

Homelessness is a brutal experience that blights the lives of individuals and our community. The pandemic has had an erosive and devastating impact on the lives of homeless people. Demand on Wirral Ark’s services is at an all-time high and with the end of furlough and the eviction ban, Wirral Ark expects further increases in homelessness. The funding secured will provide them with the resources needed to tackle the personal, social and structural issues which keep people trapped in a cycle of homelessness

The Solution

Alongside the provision of accommodation, Wirral Ark supports beneficiaries with the aim of addressing their multiple and complex needs. They take a key worker approach co-coordinating care and increasing engagement with relevant health services, drug and alcohol support, counselling and other agencies. Complementing this, Wirral Ark have a wide range of wrap-around support, including: the Bridge Befriending Service, Activities & social inclusion programme and the on-site Health clinic

Campaign Aims

Address the complex needs of homeless people which are trapping them in a cycle of homelessness through a range of activities and services

Increase access and availability of activities that will support the acute need of their beneficiaries to learn or regain lost skills, confidence and self-respect which have been eroded from their experiences of homelessness

Provide solutions to the shortage and unavailability of appropriate and affordable move-on housing for homeless people

During the campaign, the target is to raise £9,000 from donations and any donations made during this period will be doubled, meaning Wirral Ark have the chance to raise an amazing £18,000 to support their work.

Your donation will allow Wirral Ark to provide social & meaningful activities to address isolation and loneliness, support homeless people into secure housing and in their journey to recovery and tackle the quality and availability of housing and accommodation for homeless people

Will you join Wirral Ark’s fight against homelessness …

If you would like to learn more information about the campaign you can visit the Big Give page . The donation page went live yesterday, so you will also be able to make a donation through this page

You can also follow the #ChristmasChallenge across social media to keep up to date with the campaign and how close Wirral Ark is to hitting their target, or why not sign up to their mailing list to hear about this and all other Wirral Ark activities

The team at Wirral Ark hope you’ll support their Christmas Challenge this year and make a real difference in the life of homeless people in Wirral.

You can donate by visiting https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001txPD6AAM

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