Any organisation that wants to join others in a collaborative stance against homelessness can join the Charter initiative. To become a signatory to the Charter an organisation has to make just two commitments:
To designate one of its employees to become a homeless ambassador. This employee will receive expert homelessness and rough sleeping awareness training from Crisis. They will be expected to circulate what they learn throughout their organisation and to increase their co-workers’ awareness of homelessness issues .
To provide support in one of the following ways:
- Utilising networks
- Providing funding
- Providing sponsorship, equipment and materials
- Changing employment practices and providing training and job opportunities
- Volunteering and providing pro bono services
Lobbying for better housing
To ensure we maintain momentum and monitor progress, annual check-ins to discuss progress and report on impact will take place with a larger formal review happening once every three years. Each organisation’s nominated homelessness ambassador will act as the main point of contact during the review.
Everyone has a role to play in improving the outcomes for homeless people.
If you would like to join other like-minded organisations in working to help end homelessness in the Liverpool City Region, please sign the Charter.
You will then be contacted to discuss your commitment in more detail.