A staggering 1 in 5 people are living in poverty here in the UK
Struggling to pay their bills, find work and hold a roof over their heads; life is incredibly challenging for the deprived people in the UK. In recent years, we’ve seen how families are battling food poverty, increasing numbers of people are sleeping rough and refugee and asylum-seeking communities continue to face uphill struggles.
We believe that everyone has the right to education, food and a source of income. That’s why we’re working across the UK to support vulnerable individuals and communities in need and to empower lives.
Homeless on the increase
As lockdown eases and we all adjust to the new normal, it’s more important than ever to have a safe place to call home. But for so many, from the people stuck living in unsafe conditions putting their loved ones at risk to those with no choice but to sleep on the streets, that just isn’t reality.
Our team in the UK continue to work tirelessly to answer the increasing number of calls we’re receiving from people in need of our help. And they’ve seen it all – from children forced to live away from their parents due to their poor housing to people sleeping in tents and cars because there’s just nowhere else to go. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Join the fight against homelessness and help us be there for everyone who needs our help. Help us provide blankets for just £10 and hot meals to the homeless from just £1.
Since the Covid-19 crisis started, Benefit Mankind have continuously delivered emergency food supplies and PPE kits, we were the first charity to setup an emergency helpline which witnessed thousands of calls during lockdown period, this was all provided with your generous support. £10 will help us provide a food pack to struggling families.
We will also be working closely with Cancer Specialist hospitals in England to help support patients, again your support will help us benefit many here locally when they need help the most. There are an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, rising to 4 million by 2030 according to statistics. Donate any amount to help us provide the treatment when it matters.
We have identified many students here in the UK who are struggling for food and basic necessities, with this in mind we appeal to you to help us with School Meal Support for just £2. At the same time we have had many requests to help students who are boarding and struggle to pay fees, to sponsor a child it costs £2,200 for the whole year and reports for the child will be provided.
Benefit Mankind work closely with organisations that support women and children who have suffered from Domestic Violence and with your support we can make a bigger difference. With your donations we can save lives and get one step closer to a world free from domestic abuse.
Domestic violence is the systematic pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. It can begin at any stage of the relationship. Domestic violence is rarely a one-off. Incidents generally become more frequent and severe over time. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, social background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. Whilst domestic violence happens in all relationships, statistics show the vast majority of domestic violence incidents are carried out by men and experienced by women. Domestic violence is a crime. We all have a role to play in bringing domestic violence to an end.