We’ve allocated funding towards ‘Home from Home,’ a hosting project managed by homeless charity C4WS and monitored by Camden Giving, where people with spare rooms offer these to guests of C4WS.

The Home from Home project provides short-term respite for homeless people whilst C4WS’ Welfare Team source suitable move-on accommodation for them. This might be someone who has secured a job and needs to save for a deposit to move into the private rented sector, an asylum seeker who needs temporary housing whilst their case is being heard or someone who has secured a new home but needs interim accommodation until their move-in date.

Last year, C4WS’s Home from Home project, provided 251 nights of hosting which equated to an extra 12% capacity of housing. This was a huge increase in their ability to be able to help those in need. Given that they receive 5 times as many calls for our service as we have spaces in the shelter to provide, hosting offered a tangible solution that enabled them to be able to assist more people than ever before.

Find out more about the project here.