NEARLY HALF THE PEOPLE LIVING IN HOMELESS ACCOMODATION ARE BETWEEN 16 AND 24.
Poverty in the UK is absolutely alarming; in the past 5 years the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of England has increased dramatically. In 2015 there was 3,569 people sleeping rough in the UK, A 30% increase from 2014 to 2015. Without adequate support or early intervention, homelessness can go on to impact education, employment, health and wellbeing and is more likely to lead to homelessness in older age.
With this project we aim to help those in need, homeless and living below the poverty line right on our very doorsteps.
Taking from the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
“He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbor to his side goes hungry”
We serve warm food every Saturday at International Community Centre, 11 Abingdon Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2DP, from 6pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome, even if you just want to pop in and see what we are up to and have a chat.
Special thanks to Amigos Pizza for donating delicious pizzas every week.