Two Homelessness Projects Worth Supporting
- 3 September 2022
Over the last few years of me writing these blogs I have mentioned a few other volunteer-led homelessness organisations, much like Unseen Tours, that have made astounding contributions to people experiencing some of the most difficult and challenging situations that life can throw at a person.
This month I’m going to mention the efforts of another worthy candidate for praise and support – Single Homeless Project (SHP).
SHP work in all 32 of London’s boroughs and provide support to people experiencing homelessness through a few different methods, from winter night shelters and hosting sporting activities, to getting a person help with permanent accommodation.
As someone who has been through the gamut of organisations, it really seems that SHP has a different approach to helping and supporting people who have experienced homelessness, much like we do here at Unseen Tours.
Here’s a photo of Jeremy Corbyn opening the latest SHP-supported housing facility in his constituency earlier this month.
You may be wondering why I am writing this weighty tome about Single Homeless Project and Unseen Tours. Well, in my opinion, both of these organisations have much in common:
- They are both in place to support people facing difficulties due to being homeless
- They are both led by dedicated volunteers that give up their time and efforts for free
- They are both successful in doing these things and more!
If you browse our website you’ll find our guiding philosophy which is that “we believe in giving our guides a platform and empowering them to tell their own story. In this way, we provide them with paid work, confidence, opportunities to up-skill, and social inclusion. Every aspect of the tours has been co-constructed with the guides themselves, making the Unseen Tours experience a genuine joint venture from the ground up.”
Empowering people who are experiencing, or have experienced, homelessness is a mission that Unseen Tours shares with SHP, and many other organisations, that is so important in this day and age!
As always, thank you for reading and I will see you soon on my Brick Lane tour!