Homeless Awareness Day 2018
Forum’s Housing Solutions Team took part in Homeless Awareness Day on 15 February in Birkenhead Town Centre.
Birkenhead Business Improvement District, promoters of this annual event, described it as a means of, “highlighting the work that services do to support those who are vulnerable and living on the streets”.
The event, which was extremely successful, and organised by the drugs and alcohol service Wirral Ways to Recovery, brought together numerous charities, organisations and agencies to support the cause including: Wirral Council, Birkenhead YMCA, Wirral Churches Ark Project, Street Pastors, Public Health, Merseyside Police, Town Centre Hosts and Forum Housing Association.
On the day, staff from Forum Housing distributed leaflets and spoke to members of the public in order to raise awareness of the issues associated with homelessness in Wirral, and also offered advice on how the public can support these organisations in the valuable work they do.