Katrina Ibrahim By and large, people don't choose to be homeless - they find themselves sleeping on the street because they are facing a major crisis, redundancy, poor mental health, domestic abuse, substance addiction etc. that means they've ended up with nobody to turn to and nowhere else to stay.

Nearly 7,500 vulnerable people sleep rough on the streets of London every year and that number is growing....Last winter was a particularly harsh and immensely difficult one for the homeless of London, with record breaking lows and heavy snowfall due to the “Beast from the east”

We personally witnessed the suffering of our fellow Londoners through this difficult time and with the cold weather fast approaching once more, we need to think about ways to help get as many people off the streets and into an environment that will provide shelter as well as support. Glass door does fantastic work trying to combat the growing homelessness crisis in London but they need support and funds to continue their work.

We are taking part in Sleep Out 2018 to better understand what a night in the lives of a rough sleeper is like in our city, but more importantly we are doing it to raise awareness and much needed money to help people leave homelessness behind for good.

Please give what you can - no amount is too small.

Thank you! Katrina Ibrahim