Well done to the team at DH Associates who donated to two charities last Christmas instead of purchasing Christmas cards.
Between the team of 34 staff members, they were able to raise £100 each for Big Change Manchester and The Basement Advisory Centre.
Big Change Manchester pays for practical items individuals need to build independent lives away from the streets. They support individuals who are homeless by paying for items they need – a deposit for a home, a training course, clothes for a job interview, furnishing for a new flat, or travel costs.
The Basement Advisory Centre recognises that homelessness does not happen in isolation to other life experiences which may include one or all of the following; ill health, relationship break down, mental illness, addiction, abuse and financial issues. They believe in offering a person centred approach to support people through these issues through a range of in-house and partnership services that meet the specific needs of their clients.
Staff at DH Associates were keen to support two local charities that support homelessness. The CareTech Foundation was able to support both projects with a match fund of £100 each.