15 June 2021

Through the MAKE CHANGE COUNT CAMPAIGN, you have the chance to support the lifesaving and lifechanging work done by a range of local charities in Brighton and Hove.

If you’d like to support charities and organisations across Brighton & Hove working with people to help them find a permanent solution to their homelessness, please donate to Make Change Count. This year’s campaign is now live.

The Make Change Count campaign links local organisations experienced in supporting rough sleepers and preventing homelessness.

We at YMCA Brighton are one of those organisations, working tirelessly during the coronavirus crisis to support some of the most vulnerable people in the city.

Last year’s fundraising raised a total of £37,756 to support homeless people in the city. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Support more vital than ever

As we continue through a global pandemic, support for vulnerable homeless people is more vital than ever.

A huge amount of work has been done to help keep vulnerable people safe throughout the Covid crisis, now we need to make sure no one feels they need to return to the streets.

What’s been achieved to help people off the streets shows what can be done with the right resources in place. But the next stages set a new range of challenges as the full financial impact of the national lockdown begins to be felt.

We know that the best chance for a homeless person to get off the streets and stay off the streets is with professional help.

People need help and support to adapt to living in new ways. Helping people away from rough sleeping takes time and compassion.

Making sure help reaches homeless people is far more effective than giving money to people directly. Make Change Count is a way for you to make that happen.

Help us help others, by giving to charity not on the street. Everyone needs help sometimes. Help homeless people in Brighton & Hove to get off the streets by giving to local charities.