In the 2018 Make Your Mark Consultation, 1,867 young people chose tackling homelessness as their priority issue making it the second highest issue behind ending knife crime.
In January 2019 we had the opportunity to get involved in a new initiative for Oldham called Real Change. Real Change raises funds from business and the public to support people in their local area experiencing homelessness. It uses funds generated to pay for items which directly help people to move away from the streets or avoid homelessness: things like a deposit for a home, a training course, or clothes for a job interview.
Real Change is already up and running in Rochdale, Wigan and Manchester and it is an privilege to help set up such an important fund in Oldham. Our main role will be to fund raise as well as inviting schools and other youth organisations to fund raise too. We are currently working on several ideas for fund raising so please return to this page at a later date and download the resources.
Alternatively you can donate to the fund now by clicking the button below that will take you to the Just Giving page.