Give today: support the Big Sleepout and change lives

We've seen an alarming rise in rough sleeping in our town. Over 150 people slept rough in Wycombe last year and more than 500 people came to us for help. Your support of our work tackling homelessness is now more vital than ever - give now! Read more

Guest story: "I never thought I'd be in that position"

"It's a bit of an eye-opener, really. When you're my age, you've got five daughters and a house in Spain, you think everything is sorted. And then you find out your wife has been stealing from you and cheating on you and suddenly you've got nowhere to go. I had to start all over again." Read more

9 in 10 private renters are missing out on a social home, new research reveals

91% of private renters are left on social housing waiting lists, often for years on end, new research by Shelter reveals. "I can’t keep doing this to my children. My eight-year-old Josh has had seven different houses; he’s in Year 4 and he’s been to three different schools." Read more

How we stopped a previously high earning professional from becoming homeless after four major strokes

"I’ve battled with pride because I’ve always been a high earning, high rate tax payer. I’m still not used to the idea that – at 61 – I could be in this position." Over 500 people of different ages, races, genders and religion come to Wycombe Homeless Connection every year, and every single person has a unique experience of homelessness. Read more

Thank you for coming to our 2019 Showcase!

We held our 2019 Showcase at Union Baptist Church on the theme, 'Preventing Homelessness'. On 9th October 2019, WHC staff, trustees, partners, volunteers and supporters alike came together to reflect on what it means to prevent and tackle homelessness in High Wycombe. Read more

Join us at our Big Sleepout 2019!

Swap your bed for a sleeping bag and help fight homelessness in your sleep! It will be cold, noisy and uncomfortable but - for you - it will only be for one night. Read more

Georgina and Oliver's story has finally reached a happy ending - but it shouldn't ever have come to this.

A boy with a brain tumour living in a rat-infested property finally has a new home after pressure from the Sun on Sunday. But a national tabloid shouldn't have to put pressure on the government to follow rules that are already there. Join national homelessness charity Shelter in urging the government to #BuildSocialHousing to help families like Georgina's. Read more

Local community rallies together to help those on the streets

At the beginning of July, we ran out of sleeping bags. We called out to our followers on social media and, within a matter of days, we were receiving anonymous packages of the sleeping bags we'd so urgently needed. Read more

Would you rather put up with domestic abuse or become homeless?

This is an impossible choice that no one should have to make, and yet people in Wycombe are facing it right now. Use your voice to demand change. Read more

An inspiring recovery from heroin addiction and homelessness

We received a letter from someone who spent time in our night shelter at the beginning of this year. He spent his first nights with us in agony from heroin withdrawal, but he's now in recovery and even sent us a photo of him and his son. Read more