HELP 4 HOMELESS VETERANS CHARITY
CEO’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2023
CHANGE OF AREAS OF OPERATION
Following serious discussions amongst the charity’s trustees, myself and the Founder, we have decided that due to the ongoing increasing calls for help from the charity, now double what they were only 3-4 years ago, plus the number of other groups offering similar support that have set up around the Country since our charity was created ten years ago:
from now we will concentrate our efforts supporting homeless veterans in the YORKSHIRE and North East LINCOLNSHIRE areas only.
This has not been an easy decision to make. We are proud of the fact that the charity has assisted over 800 veterans as far afield as The Channel Islands, Pembrokeshire, Cumbria, East Anglia and along the South Coast as well as our home area since we began working with vulnerable veterans.
But the sheer numbers now requiring assistance from our limited resources has caused us to make this difficult decision to change to our policy.
Last year we assisted 99 veterans, in the past 9 months we have already supported over 95 veterans facing homelessness as well as disbursing over 60 Fuel poverty support grants. We have also opened a new DROP IN facility in Barnsley and provided a number of veterans with days out at the Therapy Farm we work with.
This level of assistance is not sustainable for a small charity, hence our decision.
It has been left to as near as possible to the 1st April when OP FORTITUDE comes on line to alleviate too many veterans missing out from our help.
Veterans seeking assistance outside of our new areas of operation should contact the various other groups and charities working with homeless veterans.
Contact the VETERANS GATEWAY for other organisations that can help you.