For young Londoners and their families our support is needed more than ever. Join us and support our vital work today.
Many of us are feeling the effects of the current cost-of-living crisis, but no more so than the families and young Londoners we work alongside. Lack of affordable housing, financial inequality, and job stability are all obstacles’ Londoners are currently facing, but for those we work these difficulties are even further intensified due to the threats of violence and exploitation they currently already face.
In the past twelve months we have witnessed a significant increase in the number of referrals we have received. Our referrals for young Londoners affected by violence alone more than doubled over the course of the first six months in 2022.
Many of our cases are staying open for longer than the expected six months. This is due to the ever-growing complexities these cases present, with us seeing more high-risk safeguarding concerns than ever before. We can’t help but correlate these issues with the currently economic, along with the long-term impact of the Covid 19 pandemic.
One thing is clear, it is young Londoners and families who are impacted by violence and exploitation who are bearing the brunt of the cost of living crisis, with vital services and support feeling the burden. Many are over oversubscribed and under resourced
However, with our programs and support, we can provide wrap-around support to the young Londoners and families we work with, but we can’t do this work without your support.
The help, support and advice I received from Safer London was above and beyond. The support that they gave was amazing, it was easy working and talking to them. The communication was always there, and they showed compassion.Parent
Ways you can help
Make a donation to our Just Giving Page
Why not donate this Christmas! From Christmas Carols to jumper parties, and cake sales, you can use your creativity for good. By bringing your community together this Christmas, their donations will make sure that Safer London will still be here supporting young people across London rebuild their lives and thrive in 2023 and beyond.
Making a donation to our Just Giving page is little effort for big impact. Every donation made goes towards improving the lives of young Londoners, their families and communities affected by violence and exploitation.
Regular monthly donations are invaluable to Safer London, no matter the frequency of your donation, you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of young Londoners and their families who have been affected the most by this economic crisis.
Fundraise for Us
You can raise money for Safer London by setting up a personal fundraising page on Just Giving. Make sure to make personalise your page with your story and some photos. Your friends, family and colleagues can easily donate to us through your fundraiser.
Ways to fundraise
Run or cycle a marathon over the Christmas period. With Just Giving, it’s easy to track your progress with Strava.
Organise a joint challenge with friends, colleagues, and peers – you could take on a running challenge, polar plunge, or obstacle course together. Get friends and family to sponsor your team and be your hype party.
Remember to set up your Just Giving Page to collect those donations.
Not the sporty type? Then why not host your own bake off competition and raise money in the process.
Why not pick a theme (remember the iconic celebrity cakes in episode 1, season 11 of Great British Bake off?!), get baking and ask everyone to score on the day. People could even create score cards to hold up during the judging process.
Track how much you raise by setting up a Just Giving page.
Why not try giving up something you love for the month of January. It could be chocolate or alcohol – consider this giving your body a rest after indulging over the festive period!
Share your Just Giving donation page with your friends, family and colleagues so they can support your efforts.
Set up a charity concert or talent show. You could do this in person at your local community centre, or online via zoom or Instagram live! You can even invite other to join you! Viewers than can make a donation to your online fundraising page.
Still meeting virtually? Consider using your regular Zoom catch-ups to fundraise!
Maybe that’s your online book club, or a regular catch up with friends and family. Whatever it may be, you set up your own virtual ‘Collection Tin’ to replace the traditional donation bucket. Set one up via Just Giving and encourage people to make those small donations.
Whatever you choose to do make sure to share what you’re doing on social media, take lots of picture and share the link to your fundraising page, so others can support your efforts.
If you make a donation why not take a selfie and post to your social media and let everyone know why you’ve chosen to support us during this time.
We’d love to hear what you’re doing and support you in any way we can. Drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll help you get the word out!
Whatever challenge you decide to take on you can set up a fundraising page on Just Giving to bring those donations in. If you need any help or support then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org