Five ways to support people facing homelessness


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When you see someone sleeping rough, it can be difficult to know how best to help them. Should you give them money? Buy them a warm drink? Help them find somewhere safe to sleep for the night?

It’s easy to feel helpless if you don’t know where to start. That’s where Simon On The Streets comes in. 

We’re an independent homeless charity that works with the most vulnerable people in society. We offer practical and emotional support for individuals who don’t have a stable place to live, working with them towards a better future. 

Here are several ways you can help us to provide our vital services. 


Not only is fundraising a great way to raise money and awareness for charity, but it’s also an opportunity to bring people together for a worthy cause. Whether at work, university or in your free time, you can make a difference as a joint or individual effort. 

We know it can be difficult to come up with fundraising ideas, but we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our fundraising pack for some inspiration. 


Depending on your circumstances, you can make a one-off or ongoing donations to Simon On The Streets.

Just £10 provides hot drinks for 40 people experiencing homelessness during our weekly soup run. £500 funds a full-time outreach worker for one week to build relationships with vulnerable people in the local community.


At Simon On The Streets, our volunteers form an invaluable part of our team. They support us with everything from our weekly soup run and outreach work to photography and filming.

Becoming a volunteer is one of the most hands-on ways to make a difference. It’s a great way to give back to your local community and see the importance of our work for yourself. 

At Team Simon, we’re looking for long-term volunteers, which is why we offer full training and ongoing support for everyone involved. If you think you’d be a good fit for our team, get in touch with us to find out more.

Join our events 

We’ve always got a range of fun events in the calendar to help us raise money. From charity golf competitions to a trek up Mount Snowdon, there’s something for everyone. 

All the money raised through sponsorship will go directly towards supporting our outreach team, keeping our charity going and providing resources for people sleeping rough.  

Get your company involved

Whether your company is big or small, you can make a huge difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness. 

Our corporate partnerships don’t just help us to support our clients, they build your company’s reputation and boost brand awareness. And if you’re not ready to commit yet, you can start by holding charity raffles or displaying one of our collection tins to help us raise funds. 

At Simon On The Streets, we provide ongoing and long-term support for the people we work with. But it’s only with your help that we can continue to break the cycle of homelessness. 

Take a look at our website to see how you can get involved today. 

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