Thank you for helping people who are rough sleeping

Top facts

  • More than £35,000 donated to help people who are rough sleeping in the city
  • The funds will be shared equally between eight local charities working together on the Make Change Count campaign 
  • You can still donate online or you can text UMCC18 £3, £5, £10 or £20 to 70070 until 31 January 2019

Make Change Count

Charities are grateful for the generosity of all those who’ve supported the campaign. 

The Make Change Count charities are: St Mungo’s, BHT, Nightstop, Equinox, Antifreeze, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, YMCA Downslink Group and YMCA Brighton

Practical help

Charities and support agencies are helping homeless people every day of the year 24 hours a day. Outreach workers are in regular contact with people on the street, caring for their practical needs (such as food and clothing) as well as providing them with support to help rebuild their lives. 

People who are rough sleeping need help to rebuild their lives and support to move away from the dangerous existence of living on the streets. The best chance for anyone who is rough sleeping to get off the street is with professional help. 

More details are on support available is on the charities’ websites and the council’s website.    

Donating to Make Change Count

This is a generous city and people have many choices on how to give to those in need. Make Change Count asks people to consider donating to charities instead of on the street. 

The funds donated to charities are used to give tailored help that meets people’s individual needs, sometimes over a period of time to help rebuild lives. 

It's quick and easy to donate to Make Change Count online or you can text UMCC18 £3, £5, £10 or £20 to 70070.  

Where the money goes

Contributions will be used to provide food, access to shower facilities, healthcare, clothing and support from outreach workers to move people away from the street as well as a wide range of practical help to suit individual needs. No funds raised will be used for administration of the charities.  

Make Change Count is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Thank you

A big thank you to all who’ve helped Make Change Count.

You can still donate online or by texting UMCC18 £3, £5, £10 or £20 to 70070 until 31 January 2019.

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