Simon On The Streets is an independent charity supporting people who have unmet complex needs. We have projects in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.
The individuals we support sit in the margins of our society, suffering from a range of emotional and practical issues such as social exclusion, mental illness, addictions and poverty.
As a direct result of these needs going unsupported, they are often rough sleeping or at risk of doing so, with many being homeless and rootless. Our focus is on this small group of people who aren’t able to engage with mainstream funded services in the way that they are constructed.
We tailor make our support for each individual, ensuring that we put limitless opportunities for change in front of them, and working with them for as long as it takes for them to achieve positive and sustainable changes to their lives. Our independence ensures service delivery without time restraints and time is our biggest asset.
Frontline volunteer opportunities do arise occasionally and people are welcome to join our waiting list and apply for the role. We also need help with all of our events and fundraising. Corporate support is invaluable to us. From skills based giving, taking part in events or allocating us a portion of their CSR budget, the businesses of Yorkshire play an essential part in keeping us going. But our events are open to all and range from Gig nights to walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks, to our large annual ‘rough sleep’, #sleepwithsimon. And we love it when people come up with their own unique ways of fundraising.
We aim for lasting relationships with the people and companies who support us, the same way we do with our service users.
To find out more check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and please feel very welcome to get in touch email@example.com
Will you sleep with Simon?
It is a challenge to spend a night sleeping out in the open air to raise funds for Simon On The Streets.
Along with the actual sleep there will also be a unique opportunity to hear from some of the people we have supported which is a chance to learn about why homelessness is about so much more than simply having nowhere to live.
The event is not about trying to re-create sleeping rough, we simply couldn’t do that. However, it is an opportunity to learn about the real challenges that face rough sleepers on a daily basis and to understand exactly how and why they exist.