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Change the way you give

We are working with homelessness charity St Mungo's to raise awareness about how to help people sleeping rough.

Change the way you give

Basildon Council works with St Mungo's to provide an outreach service to people sleeping rough in the local community. Outreach workers go out and contact people on the streets, talk to them about their situation, their health and other issues, and help them to move off the streets for good.

There has been an increase in people sleeping rough in Basildon Town Centre. This issue is reflected in towns and cities across the country. Official snapshot figures show that 4,134 people were sleeping rough across England in autumn 2016, a 134% increase since 2010.

Why change the way you give? 

Giving spare change often doesn't help the underlying causes of homelessness and the council is aiming to encourage people to donate direct to St Mungo's to help fund their work locally. This campaign aims to encourage the community to make a real difference to the lives of people sleeping rough by donating to support this outreach service and help even more people.

How can I support this campaign?

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough and want to connect them to local services, you can report it via:

  • The national service website: StreetLink
  • The phone, by calling StreetLink on their 24/7 number 0300 500 0914
  • Or even through the StreetLink app, available on both Android and Apple products.

If you ever see a rough sleeper and want to make a report please make note of any details you can, such as their location, buildings nearby, clothes they are wearing etc.

If you would like to donate your spare change, please visit Basildon Council - Change the way you give page on the JustGiving website.

Text TOWN53 £3 to 70070 to donate £3.

Terms and conditions apply, please see below.

Where will my donation go?

Your money will go directly to help fund the outreach service in Basildon to help those sleeping rough move off the streets for good.

Campaign partners

Basildon Council has gained support from Basildon Town Centre Management (BTCM) and Eastgate Shopping Centre, as well as continued partnership working with St Mungo's and Streetlink to deliver the outreach service.

Basildon town centre management logo This link opens in a new browser window          Eastgate shopping centre logo This link opens in a new browser window                    Streetlink logo This link opens in a new browser windowSt Mungo's logo This link opens in a new browser window                     

Terms and conditions:

To find out about how JustGiving process your donation and their fees please visit the JustGiving - how our fees work page.

Text donations are free for Vodafone customers, and won't come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your plan. If you're with another network, they may charge you for your text - please check your operator's standard rates before texting. To find out more about text donations please visit the JustTextGiving by Vodafone page.

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