Real Change Not Loose Change

You can help the homeless by making Real Change happen

The Real Change Not Loose Change campaign has raised over £60,000 since 2016 to support homeless people off the streets and accessing support in Basingstoke and Deane.

Following its success, the Social Inclusion Partnership, which brings together a range of specialist, voluntary, statutory, faith and community groups all working to reduce homelessness in the borough together, is now building on the commitment shown by local people, businesses and organisations by launching a year-round initiative to support rough sleepers.

This will highlight the local services, initiatives and charities which support the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in the borough.

The campaign has raised money for the Basingstoke Night Light Winter Shelter, as well as the Basingstoke Time Bank and The Camrose Centre.

The Real Change not Loose Change campaign encourages local people to help raise money, as an alternative to giving directly to people on the streets, donating money or by holding fundraising events in the community. Cake bakes and dress down days are two great ideas for raising money.

Other ways to help the homeless include volunteering your time to help out or by donating items such as food, clothing and toiletries.

If you are worried about someone sleeping rough, please contact Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 or visit the Streetlink website.

To find out more about the Social Inclusion Partnership and the Real Change Not Loose Change campaign or to find out how to donate visit the Real Change Basingstoke website. You can also follow Real Change not Loose Change on Facebook and Twitter.

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