Winter is Coming: Less than £200 to reach our target to help the Salvation Army

Dawn receives help from the SHP

Dawn receives help from the SHP - Credit: Archant

Donations have been pouring in to the Recorder’s Winter is Coming campaign.

Since we shared the news about the tragic deaths of four homeless residents on December 7 and launched our campaign, you’ve steadily helped us raise just over £2,300 for the Ilford Salvation Army so far.

Now, we need £173 to reach our target here.

You can help us help people like Dawn who spoke to us recently about the Single Homeless Project and the social support they provide.

Dawn suffers from depression and anxiety, and also has learning difficulties so she needs a lot of support around paper work and responding to letters.

She is also very socially isolated, and takes part in the SHP social clubs, which includes IT lessons, coffee mornings, art classes and trips to museums and the seaside. She said: “I don’t like being in the house on my own, as I get panic attacks and end up in hospital.

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“I talk about what’s going on in my life to my key worker.

“I really enjoy going to the social clubs – I do something five times a week, and it helps me meet people, get out the house and make friends.” Dawn is currently wating for a referral to the mental health support team, but continues to be involved in SHP.

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