There is an increasing number of people sleeping rough around Liverpool but the city’s homelessness problem is much bigger than you might imagine, encompassing individuals and families living in hostels and other temporary accommodation or struggling to hold on to their accommodation.
Read this infographic to find out more about this growing social problem
The Whitechapel Centre – one of LJMU’s corporate charities – provides vital services designed to help people find and keep a roof over their heads.
Now as winter draws in and temperatures begin to drop, Whitechapel and LJMU are working together to bring some much needed comfort to homeless people during the forthcoming festive season.
"Homelessness is devastating," explains Ruth McCaughley, Whitechapel’s Fundraising Manager. "Whatever you can do to help – from donating a much needed item or giving up your time to help us at one of our very busy periods – you will be helping bring some festive cheer to some of the city’s most vulnerable people. What better gift could you give this Christmas!”
Whitechapel urgently needs toiletries, men’s underwear, Christmas gifts/toys for children and young people aged 0 – 18 years and non-perishable Christmas foodstuffs. Everything donated as part of this Appeal must be new and unwrapped. For a full list of what’s required see here
Making a donation is really easy if you are at LJMU
Staff and students will be able to drop off donations at the following LJMU receptions up to Tuesday 12 December: Egerton Court; Byrom Street (James Parsons Building); John Foster Building; Exchange Station; Redmonds Building; John Lennon Art and Design Building; Tithebarn Street; IM Marsh.
Not at LJMU? You can still support Whitechapel’s Christmas Appeal – find out more here