Since our reopening on the 10th of September our homeless guests have increased by 25%. We now feed over 500 monthly and we are preparing for the Winter with survival equipment. Our volunteer based has increased as we have two additional corporate sponsors.
We are able to house two homeless individuals into a studio flat and now they are giving back to Streetlytes by way of volunteering.
Who Do We Work With
The total numbers of beneficiaries we work with are approximately 650+ per month. The median age of our beneficiaries are between 25-60, with 80% male, 15% female and 5% gay, lesbian and transgender. The types of beneficiaries we work with are chronic rough sleepers, hidden homeless and those in the throes of alcoholism and substance misuse.
Training Courses: Streetlytes-UK provides training in 4 times per year to up-skill their tools of engagement with the homeless and vulnerable with 16 in attendance this year. Training is available for all volunteers working in our kitchen facilities and this is a Food and Safety Catering Course – Level II, and, as a result eight volunteers have completed the course in 2011-2012. We provide first aid training under the auspices of the British Red Cross and sent 25 volunteers this year. The average hours that a volunteer will work is 5 hours. We have approximately 10+ volunteers working at each of our drop in centres and have a pool of about 75 volunteers in total.
What difference WE have made
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