The weather is turning cold again and One Roof Leicester (ORL) is gearing up for another busy winter. We are a multi-faith charity giving year-round support to end homelessness. Last year we provided over 2000 nights of temporary accommodation to over 80 individuals, and support to a further 50 people. This year we will need to do more, and we will need your donation to do it.
ORL is coordinating Leicester’s new Winter Night Shelter for the coldest months. But that is not enough; although a warm, safe place to sleep is a start, ORL needs to give people additional support, hands-on help, and advice in a variety of different ways.
Throughout the year, ORL works with homeless people to find them the help they need. This might be in an ORL Home, in an ORL Host’s home, or with the support of an ORL Befriender.
Still, the services that exist won’t meet everyone’s needs. ORL will provide short term emergency accommodation for women, families, and the extremely vulnerable or excluded. Of course, this is costly and ORL relies on donations to do this for people who have nowhere else to go.
A financial gift from you could help us to:
- pay for temporary or emergency accommodation
- furnish an ORL Home
- recruit, train and involve more volunteers
- empower local communities to make a difference
- enable ORL to continue giving intensive one-to-one support to individuals in need
We need you as people of faith, no-faith, businesses, charities or as an individual to donate generously.
Donate Online now
Donate by Bank Transfer
You can donate straight into the charity's bank account:
Bank account name: One Roof Leicester
Bank account sort code: 08-92-99
Bank account number: 6580 7662
Bank Address: The Co-operative Bank Plc, P.O. Box 101, 1 Balloon St, Manchester M60 4EP.
Donate by Cheque
Please make cheques payable to:
'One Roof Leicester' and send to One Roof Leicester, Michael Wood Centre, 53 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 6YF.
Information about the Winter Project
One Roof will house people who are rough sleeping, ineligible for benefits, banned from usual homeless housing, and/or without any other support network.
Alongside the accommodation we will provide support and a daily hot meal. During this period we will work in partnership with health care professionals and homeless services to ensure that we identify each person's needs and develop long term solutions.
To run this emergency winter project we need to raise £15,000. With this sum, we can provide ten beds throughout the three month period.
Phone, Text or Email
Or you can phone, text or email One Roof on:
Please help us to ensure everyone has somewhere safe and warm to sleep.