HOW BEST TO HELP THE HOMELESS

It’s easy to say don’t give money directly to the homeless, but how ARE we supposed to help them?

We’ve been working with local charity The Pilion Trust who raised almost £2,000 on World Homeless Day busking and sleeping out near Angel tube. They were raising awareness of how best to help vulnerable people improve their lives and live independently.

“Thanks Angel businesses for all your generosity,” said Pilion Trust CEO Savvas Panas. “We were supported by angel.london, RBS, the Business Design Centre and Angel Police Team. The event was a huge success – loads of people came forward to volunteer their services, some to ask advice, and most importantly, fourteen hidden homeless young people came to us for help.”

It’s our Angel Police Team policy not to simply move rough sleepers on but refer them to Pilion for outreach services and shelter.

Find out more or make a donation by calling 020 7700-2498, emailing savvas@piliontrust.org.uk or go to Just Giving www.justgiving.com/piliontrust/