Homelessness in England is a "national crisis" according to MP's, the BBC reported on the morning of 20th December 2017.
You can read the article on the BBC website here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42421583
Christmas is fast approaching and we have just been through the first snow for years, it is the time of year where we switch the central heating on full blast, we cosy up on the sofa with loved ones and treat ourselves to new warm coats, hats, scarf and gloves. However, while we enjoy these luxuries, a Public Accounts Committee report found there were more than 9,000 rough sleepers and some 78,000 families living in temporary accommodation in England (as per the BBC).
For those of you who follow Group HES news closely or follow us on social media, will know this year we collected Easter Eggs for the Children's Ward of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Well, we actually collected more eggs than the hospital could actually accept! So we took the leftover eggs to the Gloucester City Mission just up the road from the hospital. The mission works with the homeless and other marginalised groups in Gloucester. We were fortunate enough to be given a tour of the mission and we had the chance to meet the amazing people who volunteer there as well as the incredible work that they do.
We decided then that we wanted to help out further so since Easter, our staff has been looking through their wardrobes and donating bags full of clothes! We are so proud of the high number of items we have been able to collect and today, Wednesday 20th December our representatives will take them down to the Mission this afternoon.
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