High Wycombe is facing extremely high levels of rough sleeping, but our local community has come together to put an end to the crisis.

There are loads of ways you can get involved in tackling homelessness in High Wycombe, from organising a fundraiser at your school or workplace to raising sponsorship while you climb Mount Snowdon. Email [email protected] with your ideas and we'll give you our full support.

Wycombe Homeless Connection has been tackling local homelessness since the Winter Night Shelter first opened its doors in 2008. Since then, it has supported several thousand local people, has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and - most imporantly - continues to help over five hundred local people every year.

Every working day, we provide advice and support to those facing homelessness at our Support Centre in High Wycombe; every fortnight, we run Legal Drop-In sessions for those requiring legal aid to fight evictions; and every year, we run the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter, which acts as a life-saving measure for local rough sleepers by providing them temporary accommodation during Britain's bleakest months.

Although homelessness pervades our every working day, we never fail to be shocked by the number of vulnerable people who are experiencing the trauma of poverty right on our doorstep. Though we have close, working relationshis with a variety of local agencies and authorities in the Wycombe district, have seen the government make progress in their attitude to homelessness and are continually finding new ways to help individuals find and keep suitable accommodation, there is still a vast amount of work to be done.

It requires £250,000, a small team of dedicated staff and hundreds of local volunteers to keep our services running. If you would like to join us in tackling homelessness, we'd love you to email your creative fundraising ideas to [email protected].