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Have you had enough of seeing people sleeping on our streets?

Working together as a community to end rough sleeping

Galvanise Brighton & Hove is a community-led campaign with local people working together to end rough sleeping

The aim is that no-one has the need to sleep rough in Brighton and Hove by 2020.

Galvanise Brighton & Hove (GalvaniseBH) is part of the European Campaign to End Street Homelessness, coordinated by World Habitat, and currently operating in 10 European cities. The project has seen over 1,000 volunteers survey rough sleepers in cities across Europe, from Valencia to London.

At the end of 2017, 160 community volunteers in Brighton and Hove spoke to rough sleepers about their lives, hopes and aspirations. The purpose was to ensure that the views of homeless people feed into service redesign and to bring together different sections of society to discuss innovative housing solutions. 

To find out more about the survey results, click here.

Watch this heart-warming short film by Toby Madden on how this campaign is being run across Europe.

What’s next?

Get involved with Connections Week 2019!

Connections Week is back for 2019 and we need your help! At the end of 2017, 160 community volunteers in Brighton & Hove spoke to rough sleepers about their lives, hopes and aspirations. The purpose was to ensure that the views of homeless people feed into service redesign and to bring together different sections of society to discuss innovative housing solutions. 

We're holding another Connections Week in October 2019 in order to check that our aims are still aligned with those of the rough sleepers in our city. It also allows us to benchmark data from 2017 to highlight areas that need further improvement.

We'd like to invite you to a pre-Connections Week event to mobilise our best asset - you! - and talk about the process and how you can support. 

This event is Wednesday 26 June, 6-7.30pm at Community Base in Brighton (full details and address here). 

RSVP here to secure your place. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

GalvaniseBH Management Committee 
www.galvanisebh.org 

To hear how our volunteers last time felt about being involved listen to their stories here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAVauoOVy60

You can also pledge your support for the campaign below, and make sure you're kept up-to-date with all the latest news and events. 

 

Ready to help?

Volunteer

 
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Pledge your support to the Galvanise Brighton & Hove Campaign

One of the key aims of the GalvaniseBH campaign is to better galvanise the support of the wider community in helping tackle the problem of rough sleeping on our streets.

The campaign so far has shown that people in Brighton and Hove want to engage with this important issue, and we now want to turn hundreds of supporters into thousands. The more people that pledge their support, the more influence the campaign is likely to have, and the more we can do to end street homelessness.  

What pledging your support means:

1.       That you identify strongly with the vision of the campaign that no one should need to sleep rough in our City by 2020

2.      That you are happy for us to hold your email contact details and keep you informed as the campaign develops

3.      That when we speak out and look to have influence on the issue of rough sleeping in the City, you are happy to be counted as a supporter of GalvaniseBH