Funding to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless

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We’re pleased to announce that Kent Community Foundation have awarded CHAC £4,000 under its Vulnerable Adults theme. Through provision of specialist housing advice, CHAC will prevent people with mental health problems from becoming homeless and so stay well and independent through our early intervention.

This funding is essential to continuing to prevent homelessness in the Canterbury area, and particularly the large number of vulnerable people with mental health needs that CHAC assists. In 2018/2019 CHAC advised and helped a total of 2322 people (1609 of which were unique) to resolve their housing problems, preventing homelessness in 1888 cases. 34% of our clients were disabled, with 19% saying that they had long term health needs and 43% of our disabled service users saying that they had mental health problems.

Furley Page donation towards legal publications

We’d like to thank the Furley Page Foundation for its recent donation of £750 to help us purchase necessary legal publications. The annual cost to CHAC of subscribing to necessary legal resources is around £2,500, which for stretches the resources of a small charities providing advice, so any donations towards these resources are gratefully received and contributes towards maintaining our quality advice service preventing homelessness in the Canterbury district.

The Furley Page Foundation is the charitable arm of Kent solicitors Furley Page.

London Legal Walk raises over £500

On Monday 17 June CHAC trustees Viv Gambling, Nick Jackson and Nick Piska took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual fundraiser, the London Legal Walk, walking with over 15,000 other participants from the legal sector including judges from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. The event raises money for advice charities supported by LLST, like CHAC. TeamCHAC has so far raised over £500 (and nearly £700 once GiftAid is taken into account). And if you wanted to donate but haven’t yet done so, do not fear - it’s not too late to donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CHAC

We're (back) on the Twitter! @canterburyCHAC

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Many many years ago we got ourselves a Twitter account, posted a single message and then literally forgot all about Twitter - we didn’t even know we had a Twitter account until our lovely consultants from Kent Business School on all things digital in the ‘modern world’ told us we had one (and that people had been doing something called ‘hashtagging’ CHAC!). So we found our way back into the account, dusted it off, worked out how it works, and now you can enjoy CHAC updates on what we’re up to, fundraising events, and housing advice and homelessness news simply by following us @canterburyCHAC.

TeamCHAC is taking part in the London Legal Walk

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Hot off the heals of the KM Bike Ride, which has so far raised an astonishing £1,055, TeamCHAC is back again - this time taking part in the London Legal Walk on 17 June. The walk is organised by the London Legal Support Trust which provides core funding to CHAC, as one of its Centres of Excellence, keeping our services free and independent. To find out more about the walk and TeamCHAC and, more importantly, how to sponsor us, click here.