We are asking you to call on your MP to take urgent action so that no one is forced to sleep rough after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown ends.

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations like ours, working directly with people who become homeless in England. They have launched the #EveryoneInForGood campaign urging our government to take the unique opportunity we have to prevent and reduce rough sleeping in the long-term.

You’ll know that before the coronavirus pandemic began, we had already worked hard to make sure that everyone who otherwise would have been rough sleeping this winter was able to have a safe place to stay.

This meant it was a quick process for us to move everyone into rooms where they could self-isolate. We also picked up the cost for much of this accommodation before the government stepped in at the beginning of April. These actions saved lives.

We believe homelessness is always a public health emergency and that no one should ever be left to live on the street on humanitarian grounds.

And, while our guests have been off the street, we have seen incredible changes in the way they are living and as a result how we are able to work with them.

We have moved many people on into more secure, suitable and stable accommodation. One guest who we have been working with for many years was finally able to take this time of stability to work with us and get a place in supported-living accommodation.

We want to see this continue, and for no one to return to the street and for no one else to end up on the street for the first time. 

The Everyone In For Good campaign urges our government to make three commitments to support us in our work to ensure:

  • Nobody returns or is new to the street
  • Everybody receives support to keep their accommodation
  • No return to business as usual

If you agree with these commitments, you can make a difference!

What you can do

Write to your MP

We have created a template letter for you if do not want to write your own. Read the letter below and if you agree with the contents, download it, pop in your details and send it by post or email to your MP.

We currently work in the following constituencies: Wycombe, Chesham and Amersham, Buckingham and Beaconsfield.

Promote the campaign on Social Media. We’ve created some posts/tweets for you to use, or follow us and Homeless Link and share our posts. 

Please do retweet and share our content. We're on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Don't forget to use the hashtag: #EveryoneInForGood and you can tweet your local MP by tagging them in.

Here are some suggested tweets and posts.

I support @wycombehomeless in promoting @HomelessLink campaign to bring #EveryoneInForGood:

  • Nobody returns or is new to the street
  • Everybody receives support to keep their accommodation
  • No return to business as usual

I support @HomelessLink in calling for urgent national & local action so that nobody is forced to sleep rough after lockdown. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2XjgSFD #EveryoneInForGood   

I endorse @HomelessLink’s call for urgent action so that no one is forced to sleep rough after the COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown ends.  Together we can end homelesness for good!  #EveryoneInForGood   

After all the incredible work done by charities like @wycombehomeless bringing rough sleepers into temporary accommodation we must keep #EveryoneInForGood See more at @HomelessLink #EveryoneInForGood   

Where possible, add this link to Homeless Link’s campaign page to your own social media: https://bit.ly/2XjgSFD 

Tell more people to act!

Talk to your friends, family, colleagues and anyone you think who might also want to take this action.

And do let us know if you get a response. 

Thank you so much for everything you do to change the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community.