Homeless Stars Housing CIC invited other organisations from Leeds who are working in the homelessness sector to an event at the Salvation Army in Beeston on Friday (28 April 2023) with the aim of working together to eliminate homelessness and enhance lives.
Homeless Stars Housing CIC is a supported accommodation provider who is supporting vulnerable adults that need accommodation and support, through working with other agencies. Homeless Stars Housing CIC want to make sure that people that are homeless and in need of an accommodation are supported with a house, this is their basic Human Right.
Many people from different support agencies in Leeds came to show their support, including: Dave Patterson at the Homeless Charter, St Giles Trust, Basis, Councillor Ed Carlisle (Green, Hunslet & Riverside) and Leeds outreach service.
People become homeless due to many factors, this could be due to personal reasons, poor mental health, domestic violence, or substance misuse. Homeless Stars Housing CIC feels that everyone deserves a chance and this is the reason why it wants to be there to support people that are the most vulnerable in society. Research carried out after the pandemic shows that the demand for social housing has increased.
The organiser of the event, Saima Bibi, from Homeless Stars Housing CIC has been working in the social care sector for many years and is aware that the issue of homelessness has been quite evident and it has only worsened over recent years. Homelessness is increasing throughout West Yorkshire, and it is Homeless Stars Housing’s mission to make sure the rate of homeless people needing accommodation decreases. Homeless people are roaming the streets of Leeds, and are needing a place to call home.
In a statement, Saima Bibi said:
”I’m part of Homeless Stars Housing CIC, and I have worked with many councils over the past decade and seen the brilliant service that housing options are providing. However, the waiting list for homeless people needing accommodation is too long and it will take a couple of months for the individuals to be given accommodation. This is a major issue, and it breaks my heart to see people who do not have a roof over the head. After speaking to many individuals and assessing their support needs, I can see how they require more than minimal care and support and it’s my duty to make sure these people receive this level of support. Homelessness is at it’s peak, and we need to all come together as a community to make sure homelessness is eliminated.”
Homeless Stars Housing CIC started off in 2022 by the founder, Saima Bibi. She had made it her mission to make sure homelessness is wiped out from Leeds, after witnessing the many number of people who are homeless during outreach services in the evenings. She has seen the disastrous conditions these vulnerable individuals are enduring, and lack of food, clothing and accommodation has made these individuals lives more harder. It has in turn lead these people to not care about their future, and the lack of support has caused them to feel self isolated as they feel hopeless with the way their lives are turning out. There are young individuals who need to get back into education, employment and integrate back into society and this is our mission at Homeless Stars to do this and work with partner agencies to achieve this.
This post is based on a press release issued by Homeless Stars Housing CIC
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