President's charity 2022

Monday 11 April 2022

This year, as President of ALARM, I have chosen to support Shelter as my President’s charity.

With so many societal issues around home insecurity and homelessness impacting ALARM organisations and the services they provide, I thought this long established, well renowned, and effective charity may resonate with our members and sponsors. Thank you to Andrew Steel from Plexus, who, as a past volunteer with Shelter, inspired this choice.

The work that Shelter does, by providing quality advice and emergency help, supports the work of our public services organisations. ALARM’s member organisations, together with charities like Shelter can make progress on the levelling up agenda, and tackle the impacts of the rise in the cost of living, and the ongoing homeless crisis.

Shelter helps millions of people in the UK every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services.

Shelter says: "Our tailored advice, guidance and support brings a personalised, effective service to people who are affected by the housing emergency. Across England, Shelter offers an over the phone helpline service open 365 days a year - a confidential, free service offering housing advice and legal representation from expert teams of housing advisers and solicitors. We also run a confidential online chat service, aiming to solve homelessness and housing queries. We regularly represent people across the country in court who are homeless or facing homelessness. We work hard to provide a tailored service to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live. We also offer a range of benefit and debt advice to help people keep their home. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.”

Please give generously to this charity whose work spans so many important aspects of ‘shelter’ for many in the UK. As Shelter says: ’home is everything’.

Members will have the opportunity to donate to this worthwhile charity at the Risk Awards dinner on Monday 4 July during the President’s charity raffle. Prizes are kindly gifted by our sponsors. 

Wayne Rigby, President, ALARM

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