Ever wondered what it’s like to be homeless? Or what it’s like to live in a hostel? Or what it’s like to work with homeless people? Ever wondered what Threshold Housing Link do?
Find out over a coffee and a chat during at an open day at Swindon’s homeless hostel, Culvery Court, on Thursday 3 February, from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
As part of Poverty and Homelessness Action Week from 29 January to 6 February Threshold, Swindon’s homelessness charity, is opening the doors of Culvery Court in Harding Street to people concerned about homelessness in the town.
Threshold provides accommodation, advice and support to a diverse cross section of society, who, for one reason or another become homeless. By providing support and encouragement Threshold offer people the chance to change their lives for the better so that they can look forward to a sustainable and independent future.
This is a chance to meet staff and residents, trustees and members who will be happy to answer any questions and hopefully dispel the myths of homelessness.
Kirsty McNally said, "Believe it or not homelessness can affect almost everyone. Many of us are just a few pay-packets away from losing our home. Invariably we have friends and family that can help and support us through difficult times, but even if they can help it is generally for a limited period only.
"So, where do you go then? Being homeless and moving around from someone’s sofa to someone else’s floor is demoralising and stressful. I can’t imagine living with in a sphere of uncertainty and fear, can you? Homelessness doesn’t just belong to someone else it is owned by society as a whole.
"Fortunately in Swindon has Threshold Housing Link to tackle this problem, but how do they do it? What exactly do they do? Is there anything I can do to help?"
For any further information call Kirsty on 01793 524661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org