As winter approaches, imagine sleeping rough without any protection from the elements.
At least one in ten of us will sleep rough in our lifetime. It could be you, it could be me, or it could be someone you know.
And it’s cold outside.
As John, one of our many friends’ story highlights, being homeless often leads to feelings of fear, anxiety, and social withdrawal. The sense of isolation that comes from not feeling part of our community can cause us to withdraw even further from activities critical to our well-being.
1st to 7th August is Homelessness Prevention Week. Whilst many organisations are increasingly providing awareness, support, and referral, the greater human need is for friendship and unconditional acceptance during such difficult times. Our wonderful volunteers aim to do just that, fostering a socially inclusive community at our many outreaches.
You make the difference to those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or simply lonely. Inspiring dignity with a friend, one cuppa at the time…
Hold your own cuppa event this Winter and help Rosies support those who sleep rough this Winter.