SHARP is the only independent housing advice centre serving all of Leicestershire and Rutland. Over the past 36 years we have provided thousands of families, 1,300 in the last year alone, with free housing help & support. Additionally we have implemented intensive support programmes for vulnerable people entering the rented accommodation sector. We have funded ourselves small grants & local fundraising.
However whilst the recession has increased the demand for our services, it has also reduced our current funding. Meaning that we will have to reduce the services we offer which means we may be able to help only half of those who need it. This could increase homelessness, pressure on public services and crime levels as well as meaning some families would be split up due to homelessness.
Our aim is to raise £100,000 by the end of 2011 & to get as many people as possible to sign this online petition. You can help by liking our Facebook page and showing your support by signing this petition, donating directly to us, taking part in a sponsored event, contacting your local MP on our behalf or organising a fundraising event yourself!
All contributions count no matter how big or small, we just want you to get involved. If you want to discuss anything with us further, please contact us at:
13 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 7AD, 0116 254 6064
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