Real Change MCR helps those sleeping rough to get off the streets
Giving money directly to the homeless doesn’t help people long-term. Even if the person receiving the money has a real need, the benefit is short-term.
We support the Real Change MCR campaign, which works with charities, voluntary and public sector organisations to provide real, long-term solutions to homelessness.
Real Change MCR fund gets your donations to the people who need most help — getting those sleeping rough into housing, rather than just helping them to survive on the streets.
The fund pays for real things people need to rent, furnish and maintain a home, like:
- deposits and the first month’s rent
- travel to their new home
- practical items like pots and pans, bed linen or a sofa
- clothes for job interviews
- education or training courses.
Support from these agencies is often ongoing, to ensure that people are able to continue to maintain their tenancies and access support where needed — reducing the risk of people slipping back into homelessness.
The organisations who can apply for the funds use a quick application process and can be given the money almost immediately.
Street Support can help you find services and support for homeless people.