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Sleepovers Aren’t Quite The Same When You Live In A Box.

Belfast And Lisburn Community Project

Sleepovers Aren’t Quite The Same When You Live In A Box.


Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for your children. It means waking up every day facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation – and even discrimination – because of your financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can overwhelm people, affecting them emotionally and depriving them of the chance to play a full part in society.

Our five-point plan to solve poverty in the UK will:

  • Boost incomes and reduce costs;
  • Deliver an effective benefit system;
  • Improve education standards and raise skills;
  • Strengthen families and communities; and
  • Promote long-term economic growth benefiting everyone.

Bringing together the skills and resources of national and local governments, businesses, service providers and citizens, we want to solve poverty in the UK within a generation. Our vision is to make the UK fit for the children starting school this year – so that by the time they enter adulthood in 2030, they will be living in a UK where:

  • No one is ever destitute;
  • Less than one in ten of the population are in poverty at any one time; and
  • Nobody is in poverty for more than two years.
  • No one is Homeless

The places where people live and the circumstances they are born into have a fundamental bearing on their life chances. Life events and experiences, such as redundancy or bereavement, can dramatically reduce household or individual income. In a strong and successful society there should be mechanisms in place to ensure such experiences, and their effects on people’s prospects, are short-lived.

We believe that a decent secure home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Our approach is tailored to the people and our community. Wherever we work, we do so with common values and the same respect for each person we meet.

Our work ranges from providing safe shelter, accommodation, food and health services to helping people affected by homelessness receive the education, employment and social services they need.

Provides immediate practical support to the homeless and vulnerable
Offers support in a respectful, compassionate and non-judgemental way
Empowers people to rebuild their lives
Partners with other agencies to support positive change, accommodation and a new, sustainable lifestyle

We provide Northern Ireland’s homeless with care packages, including food, sleeping bags, clothing, and other items essential for decent and dignified…

We help with form filling to people who need help with filling out forms and other paperwork.

We offer support to help people tackle all kinds of issues such as rent arrears, benefits issues, and social isolation.

Our Walk INN Foodbank provide free food parcel to families in crisis, our Foodbank is the grassroots of our community aimed at supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life.

Your Donation Will Go Towards:

Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

  • Support for those sleeping rough in our streets
  • Help for their mental and physical health
  • Distribution food packages, including snacks and essentials, to families in crisis.
  • Support for parents to help through time of crisis.
  • Information leaflets and entitlement to public benefit.
  • Welcome pack to new tenants.

Your donations will make a real difference. 

PLEASE HELP US COPE. We need YOUR SUPPORT NOW.

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