What's it about?
Each year Threshold hosts Swindon’s BIG SleepOut for the Homeless. This year, due to restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the CORONA virus it will not be possible to host the BIG SleepOut in the way we ordinarily do. Instead we are asking all supporters to host an event within their own support bubbles.
This year Threshold are hosting our first ever ‘Supporting the Homeless Bubbles’ event!
Threshold's 'Supporting the homeless bubbles' from Jazzbones on Vimeo.
During the pandemic leading homelessness services across the UK, with unprecedented support from central and local government, responded to the ‘Everyone In’ directive in March and worked tirelessly to accommodate and support the homeless. At present, from the onset of the November 5th lockdown, no such ‘Everyone In’ directive has been made by central government and Swindon has not received additional priority funding under the ‘Protect Programme’. At present there remain individuals sleeping rough on Swindon’s streets and Threshold remains their primary contact for face-to-face support during the present lockdown, just as during the first one.
For over 48 years Threshold has made a meaningful difference to the lives of so many and at present, during this most unprecedented dangerous and challenging time our unrelenting frontline support is critical to those experiencing or facing homelessness. Now more than ever before your solidarity with our mission and your financial support is crucial to helping us continue to deliver care, over and above what could normally be expected in any given year.
Please consider supporting Threshold, Swindon’s Homeless Charity, in 2020 so that we can continue to provide the care and extended support services demanded of us by present needs. Support from your support bubbles, at home or at work, could make an enormously positive difference in the coming year.
Thank you for your interest in the vulnerable homeless of Swindon and the work Threshold undertake to end their suffering.
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