About Crisis

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people.

We are determined to end homelessness. We do it person by person and by influencing policies to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated. Crisis offers ground breaking housing, health, education and employment services. We work with thousands of homeless people across the UK every year.

We are determined campaigners. We draw on our research, partnerships and years of experience of working directly with homeless people to deliver change and a vision to end homelessness for good.  

Facts About Homelessness
People become and stay homeless for a whole range of complex and overlapping reasons and solving homelessness is about much more than putting a roof over people's heads. People face a number of issues in addition to, but often compounded by, their homelessness. The isolation and destructive nature of homelessness means that people find it difficult to access the help they need.

There is no national figure for how many people are homeless across the UK. This is because homelessness is recorded differently in each nation and because many homeless people do not show up in official statistics at all. For more information on figures in each nation please visit: http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/homeless-def-numbers.html

Get involved
With your help we can end homelessness and change people’s lives for the better. Whether it’s through donating, fundraising, volunteering or joining one of our campaigns, there are many ways you can support Crisis and make a difference to homeless people across the UK. For more information on how to get involved, visit our website: http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/support-us.html

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“I'm delighted that Musicians Against Homelessness will be supporting Crisis again this year with what promises to be an even bigger and better programme of gigs and events in the Autumn. 

Homelessness remains an unsolved problem across the UK, so your help and support in what will be our 50th year, is much needed, and greatly appreciated.”


Jon Sparkes,
Chief Executive, Crisis



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About Simon Community Northern Ireland

The Simon Community in Northern Ireland have a vision of a society where homelessness is ended. Developed to respond to homelessness in 1970, Simon Community has grown to become Northern Ireland’s leading homelessness charity and service provider.
Simon Community provides support to people who are homeless and accommodation in 22 projects every night of the year alongside a range of preventative and specialist support services right across Northern Ireland. Simon Community and Crisis share the same vision and are working together to create opportunities to end homelessness.

“We are thrilled to be working with Musicians Against Homelessness to raise awareness of homelessness in Northern Ireland. We have a huge – and worsening -problem of homelessness here. 

This partnership, with the support of brilliant home-grown musical talent, will not only shine a crucial light on homelessness but also help our work to end it.”

Jim Dennison, Chief Executive,
Simon Community Northern Ireland