The Good Start fund ensures Outreach Workers are well resourced to deliver on their promises. The money you donate is accessible to people who are rough sleeping to help them come off the streets and move on – for good. Whether it is something short term or a slightly bigger need, such as turning their room into a home, Good Start funding is available to every person who has slept rough in Bath and North East Somerset.
Some examples include:
- Birth certificate, passport, driving licence
- Welcome packs which include toiletries and sanitary products in crisis accommodation
- New bedding and essentials when moving into supported housing
- A new bed for a pet dog
“It makes all the difference if you deliver what you promise” *
*(a client who had been sleeping rough for more than a year)
The Good Start fund is also open to other local agencies who are providing direct support to named individuals.