'What homelessness means to us'

31 Oct 2018
by David Marlow

Having your own home is one of life’s pleasures. It gives us stability, comfort and most importantly, shelter from the elements. It is the very foundations on which our building society is built.

However, not everyone is as fortunate. 

We are very much in the business of helping our members create a home right the way from saving that first deposit right the way through to downsizing and all those expenses in between. When we partnered with Framework in 2011, we did so to give back to the community and in particular, those members of our community who are not fortunate enough to have a place to call their own. 

There are many reasons why homelessness still prevails today. It isn’t as simple as having a roof over your head. It takes skills to be able to manage a home – pay bills, be a good neighbour and look after yourself and your surroundings. This can be particularly difficult when life throws the unexpected at you. 

Through our partnership with Framework and sponsorship of the Big Sleep Out we hope to shine a light on homelessness. The event is a hugely fun event with a very serious message and we are incredibly proud to be supporting it once more. 

*Framework's Big Sleep Out is taking place on November 24th at The City Ground. To sign up click here!

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