However, as the months turn colder, life on the streets becomes much harder and less bearable for people who are vulnerable and homeless.
Nugent's New Beginnings project aims to provide support and accommodation to help those who are single, homeless, over the age of 18 and who have support needs; these could include issues related to mental health, recovery from addiction, being granted asylum or experiencing domestic abuse.
The scheme has achieved very positive outcomes, in addition to helping some people move on to secure tenancies. As an example, the service assisted one individual in purchasing work equipment which subsequently enabled them to gain employment as a truck driver.
The impact of recent and continued changes to the benefits system has put greater pressure on our funds and on our ability to support people, while leaving vulnerable clients in extreme hardship or in crisis.
As the pressure on our services increases, Nugent asks for your support for those who are vulnerable and living in poverty. With your aid we will be able to help more people to access funds for a new tenancy, including removal and furniture – giving an essential and secure start to a new life and ensuring that people are treated with dignity and respect.
To donate to Nugent's Christmas Appeal in aid of our housing support work, which will help to give needy local people a second chance, contact Nugent's fundraising team on 0151 261 2000 or visit: https://localgiving.org/nugentchristmashomeless.
Every donation will benefit homeless people or people at risk of homelessness this Christmas.