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JPG 02 ENG.jpgHow can you Play Your Part?

We know that there is a lot of public sympathy for people experiencing homelessness, but people often tell us that they don’t know what they can do to help. We’ve worked with people who have used and delivered homelessness services to devise a series of actions that you can take:

  1. Be kind and compassionate… Stop and have a chat with someone experiencing homelessness.
  2. If you want to give money… Give it unconditionally from one citizen to another.
  3. Learn more about the causes and solutions to homelessness… And share this with your friends and family.
  4. Everyone should have a right to a home… Support calls for more social housing and supported housing in your community.
  5. Together we can end homelessness… Support charity campaigns and urge your local politicians to play their part.

Download our pledge poster here, print it out, write your pledge and share it on social media using #PlayYourPart19

Download our social media graphics here – remember to use #PlayYourPart19 on Twitter

Contact your politicians - it only takes ten minutes!

The last action is focused on using your voice to influence Assembly Members and Members of Parliament. We’re asking all of you to contact your AMs and MPs and ask them to take the following actions:

Outside the Senedd.jpg>> Live in Wales? Contact your Assembly Members

Find out who your Assembly Members are here.

Email or write to them - ask them to use their position, voice and influence to encourage the Welsh Government to take the following actions:

  1. Homelessness is everybody’s business… Make a cross-government commitment to ending rough sleeping and other forms of homelessness.
  2. Ensure people have the support they need to avoid homelessness… Increase funding for the Housing Support Grant in 2020/21 and 2021-22.
  3. Everyone has a right to an affordable home… Work with partners to finance and build 4,000 social homes per year for the next 15 years.
  4. Invest in what works… Provide the political leadership and financial support for evidence based models such as Housing First.
  5. Show people kindness and compassion… Embed a trauma informed approach across public services and policy development in Wales

On social media? If you’re on social media then you can use this graphic (English) or (Cymraeg) to tweet at your AMs and ask them to take action – remember to use the hashtag #PlayYourPart19

UK parliament.jpg>> Live in the UK? Write to your MP

Find out who your MP is here.

Email or write to them - ask them to use their position, voice and influence to encourage the UK Government to take the following actions:

  1. Use your powers to prevent homelessness… Stop the delays in Universal Credit payments that risk people’s tenancies.
  2. Everyone deserves a right to a home…  Reform Local Housing Allowance rates so that people can afford a home.
  3. Show people kindness and compassion... Repeal the Vagrancy Act and stop prosecuting people for being homeless.
  4. Everyone should have a right to a safe home… End no recourse to public funds for migrant survivors who are fleeing abuse.
  5. Ending homelessness is everybody’s business… Make homelessness prevention a priority for police, prison and probation services.

On social media? If you’re on social media then you can use this graphic (English) or (Cymraeg) to tweet at your AMs and ask them to take action – remember to use the hashtag #PlayYourPart19

 

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Company Registration No: 5093332
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