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People in Kent are in urgent need

Give the safety of a home this Christmas

Christmas should be a time for friends and family, food and warmth. But for homeless people in Kent, Christmas will be lonely, terrifying and dangerous.

Make a donation and help someone this Christmas

Audrey* knows what it’s like to experience the misery of life on the streets. After leaving her abusive partner, she was forced to sleep rough over the winter.

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For six horrendous months, I lived in a tent on one of Kent’s beaches. It was freezing cold and terrifying. Porchlight saved my life. They gave me a safe place to call home and the help I needed to make a new start.

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Porchlight is a lifeline to people like Audrey who are homeless and have nowhere else to turn.

We know that properly helping people is about more simply offering a bed, food and clothing. It’s about providing long-term support that allows people to make lasting changes to their lives.

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£5 could pay for an urgent call to our helpline for someone who has nowhere to turn

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£25 could pay for an emergency pack of essentials for someone’s first night away from the streets and into a safe home.
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£52.40 could pay for a warm meal and 3 months of support for someone this winter to help overcome the trauma of rough sleeping.
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More people than ever are at risk of homelessness this Christmas due to the economic impact of coronavirus. Job losses, employment uncertainty and relationship breakdowns during lockdown are having devastating consequences.

Everyone deserves safety and protection during these difficult times. We’re here to make sure that the most vulnerable are not forgotten and that no one has to face this crisis alone.