Crisis

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.

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Berkeley Foundation has been working with Crisis since 2013 and has given over £1.6 million to fund their employment services in London and a new place-based project in Brent.

Crisis works with people who are homeless across East London, Brent and Croydon, helping them to access education, training and employment. Since the beginning of our partnership, more than 450 Crisis clients have received this valuable support, laying the foundations for a positive future.

In 2017, Crisis launched its ‘Everybody In’ plan to end homelessness in Great Britain. A key objective of the strategy is to prove homelessness can be ended and Crisis is using a ‘place-based’ approach to demonstrate this at a local level. We are supporting Crisis to apply this approach to its services in Brent, enabling them to work closely with local providers to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in the borough are offered the range of support that they need.

In addition to funding Crisis' services, we have helped broker employment opportunities for Crisis members through the Job Creation Programme and through our participation in the Employment Platform. Through these events, Berkeley has assisted Crisis members with employability skills, and more than 25 Crisis members have progressed into work with the Berkeley Group or its supply chain.

Crisis also provides Berkeley Group staff with opportunities to fundraise and volunteer throughout the year. In 2018, we had 44 staff members volunteer at day shelters as part of Crisis at Christmas, and in 2019, 97 staff members raised over £24,000 by participating in the Square Mile Run.