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Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Dusk Walk London

'I still went to college but it was so hard. I just wanted to cry all the time.'

After leaving an abusive home, Sarah found herself with nowhere to go, She was left with no other option but to sleep alone in a local park. For two weeks she experienced the unimaginable fear and loneliness of sleeping rough. 

'Nightstop saved me when no one else cared.'

Today Sarah has her own flat, is working hard at college and is looking forward to a bright future and a career as a carer.

It started with just one night. One safe place to sleep. One step.

Could you take steps to end homelessness this October?

And help us be there every night for young people like Sarah.

Click now to register your place.

When is it?

October 12 2018 at dusk

Where is it happening?

Our starting point will be Sherborne House in Bermondsey

How far is it?

10 miles with refreshment and information stops along the way!

What will you need?

A pair of trainers and yourself, we'll provide the rest!

Fundraising Target?

£150 with a £10 registration fee

 

Once registered you will receive your own Depaul T-shirt, a goodie bag and a walking pack with everything you will need to know.

REGISTER today!

Joining us as a group or with children? Fill in the form below and we'll let you know how you can register.

Apply

We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

  • Dusk Walk London

    All the details for our London walk

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Dusk Walk North East

'I still went to college but it was so hard. I just wanted to cry all the time.'

After leaving an abusive home, Sarah found herself with nowhere to go, She was left with no other option but to sleep alone in a local park. For two weeks she experienced the unimaginable fear and loneliness of sleeping rough. 

'Nightstop saved me when no one else cared.'

Today Sarah has her own flat, is working hard at college and is looking forward to a bright future and a career as a carer.

It started with just one night. One safe place to sleep. One step.

Could you take steps to end homelessness this October?

And help us be there every night for young people like Sarah.

Click now to register your place.

When is it?

October 12 2018 at dusk

Where is it happening?

Rising Sun Country Park

How far is it?

It's a 5km circular route, with refreshment and information points!

What will you need?

A pair of trainers and yourself, we'll provide the rest!

Fundraising Target?

£100 with a £10 registration fee

REGISTER today!

Once registered you will receive your own Depaul T-shirt, a goodie bag and a walking pack with everything you will need to know.

Joining us as a group or with children? Fill in the form below and we'll let you know how you can register.

Apply

We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

  • Dusk Walk North East

    All the details for our Newcastle walk

    Download

Dusk Walk North West

'I still went to college but it was so hard. I just wanted to cry all the time.'

After leaving an abusive home, Sarah found herself with nowhere to go, She was left with no other option but to sleep alone in a local park. For two weeks she experienced the unimaginable fear and loneliness of sleeping rough.

'Nightstop saved me when no one else cared.'

Today Sarah has her own flat, is working hard at college and is looking forward to a bright future and a career as a carer.

It started with just one night. One safe place to sleep. One step.

Could you take steps to end homelessness this October?

And help us be there every night for young people like Sarah.

Click now to register your place.

When is it?

October 12 2018 at dusk

Where is it happening?

Manchester City Centre

How far is it?

5 miles with refreshment and information stops along the way!

What will you need?

A pair of trainers and yourself, we'll provide the rest!

Fundraising Target?

£100 with a £10 registration fee

 

Once registered you will receive your own Depaul T-shirt, a goodie bag and a walking pack with everything you will need to know.

REGISTER today!

Joining us as a group or with children? Fill in the form below and we'll let you know how you can register.

Apply

We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

  • Dusk Walk North West

    All the details for our Manchester walk

    Download

Sleepout Stars

Last year, by holding a school sleepout or "sleep-in", hundreds of children raised thousands of pounds to support Depaul UK's work with homeless and vulnerable young people.

Our President, Sir Trevor McDonald, said: "By becoming Depaul Sleepout Stars, your pupils can make a difference to the lives of others, find out more about youth homelessness and raise vital funds for this most worthy cause."

 

When: World Homeless Day. During October school children nationwide will be joining the Sleepout Stars and taking part in the annual Depaul UK School Sleepout

Where: Your school playground or hall

Why: Every year 80,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness and this number is on the rise. Depaul UK believes every young person should have a safe place to call home and our Sleepout Stars are helping make this happen.

What is a Sleepout? A sleepout focuses attention on just how hard life can become for a young person who has exhausted other options and finds themselves sleeping outside. We suggest your Sleepout takes place in your school playground or fields.

What is a Sleep-in? A sleep-in could take place inside your main hall or gym. This could be a great way of raising awareness as most youth homelessness is 'hidden' from sight, with young people sofa surfing with friends or family members until their welcome wears out.

Complete the form below and we will be in touch with your organiser's pack and full range of Sleepout Stars resources, including assembly presentations for primary and secondary schools.

Get in touch on 020 7939 1281 or email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

 

 

Apply

We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

    Pyjama Day

    Your school can make a real difference and support Depaul's work with homeless and vulnerable young people by organising a Pyjama Day!

     

    When? World Homeless Day so any time in October is great.

    How? Pupils collect sponsorship or make a suggested donation of £1-£2 to spend the day at school in their pyjamas. Set up a JustGiving page for your school to make donating even more quick and easy at: www.justgiving.com/depaul

    Why? Holding a Pyjama Day focuses attention on just how difficult life can become for a young person who has exhausted other options and finds themselves sleeping outside. As your pupils are putting on their pyjamas and getting ready for bed, hundreds of homeless young people across the UK won't have a bed of their own to sleep in. ​

     

    Most importantly, have fun!  Pick a theme, superhero PJs or onesies?

     

    Register your school or group and we will be in touch with your fundraising pack and lesson plans to help raise awareness of youth homelessness.

     

    Get in touch on 020 7939 1281 or email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk - we’ll be happy to help.

     

    Apply

    We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

    Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

    We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

      Camino de Santiago Challenge

      Will you walk with us?

      For the first time ever Depaul UK is walking the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities.

      Ever wondered what the Camino de Santiago is really like? Depaul is looking for supporters just like you!

      Dust off your walking boots and help us to stamp out homelessness one step at a time. With stunning views, a tough physical walk, and the chance to make a real difference, make sure 2018 is one to remember for all the right reasons.

      Join us to find out about this fantastic opportunity and walk with us in supporting young people facing homelessness. Share incredible moments together and challenge yourself with this once in a lifetime experience.

      When                                14-21 September 2018

      How far                             110km from Sarria to Santiago

      Registration Fee               £140 to secure your place

      Fundraising Target            £1750 (self-funded option available)

      Depaul will organise flights, accommodation, half board and a guide, ensuring you can focus on making the most of this fantastic experience. With each step you take, we will get closer to stamping out homelessness and making sure that we can provide every young person with a safe place to sleep not just tonight, but every night. 

      Ready? Register your interest below and start your journey of a lifetime

      Still not sure? Depaul is here to support you every step of the way.

      Once you’ve signed and paid your registration you will receive:

      • Depaul UK T-shirt you can use when you are training
      • Comprehensive fundraising and training pack
      • Support by phone and email to help with your fundraising and training
      • A certificate after completing your event
      • Regular updates on Depaul's work and how the money you've raised is helping young people affected by homelessness in the UK
      • Resources to help you thank those who have donated and supported you in the run up and after you complete the challenge

      Apply

      We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

      Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

      We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

        Welfare system gaps must be plugged

        August 14th, 2018

        While broadly welcoming the renewed focus on rough sleeping, Depaul UK said today (Monday, 13 August) that the Government is in danger of failing to meet its target if gaps in the welfare system are not plugged.

        Depaul UK Chief Executive Mike Thiedke said: “We are disappointed that the Government’s rough sleeping strategy fails to make a firm commitment to deal with clear shortcomings in the welfare system.

        “It merely promises to consider making welfare system changes after 2020, by which time more young people will be sleeping rough because they can’t find anywhere they can afford to live.

        “Depaul UK is calling on the Government to bring housing benefit for young people back in line with the real cost of renting. This would prevent young people ending up on the streets in the first place.”

        The charity has published its own rough sleeping report, Life on the Streets, to coincide with the publication of the Government’s strategy.

        The Depaul UK report says that in 40 areas in England where Government figures showed that 225 young people slept rough on a single night, only 57 private rented rooms were available to young, single people claiming housing benefit – one room for every four rough sleepers.

        Mr Thiedke added: “The number of young people sleeping rough in England has increased by 28 percent over the past year - in many areas, young people who are out of work and can’t live with their parents have no chance of getting a roof over their head.”

        However, he said: “This strategy offers some measures that can help young people escape sleeping on the streets, by recognising the vital contribution made by volunteer hosts of our emergency accommodation network Nightstop and promising more funding for intensive work with care leavers.”

        Media Contact: Ollie Wilson, Head of Communications, Depaul UK, Oliver.Wilson@depaulcharity.org.uk, 07823 412127

          Shocking stories of young rough sleepers

          As the Government publishes its rough sleeping strategy, youth homelessness charity Depaul UK releases the heart-wrenching stories of 10 young rough sleepers – in their own words.

          The harrowing accounts in Life on the Streets: Young People’s Experiences of Sleeping Rough highlight the terrible hardships that increasing numbers of young people sleeping rough in England endure every night, and the challenges they face in escaping homelessness.

          Official statistics show that the number of young people sleeping rough in England increased by 28 percent in 2017.

          Samantha was sleeping rough at the age of 14. She turned to drink and drugs and ended up in a mental health facility. John slept in the storeroom at work until a new boss sacked him, throwing him onto the street. He slept rough with his partner, who suffered a miscarriage while homeless.

          Isobel was rough sleeping aged 16. She became pregnant on the streets and hooked on drugs. Chris was in a serious motorbike crash, lost his job and room and found himself sleeping rough again, while nursing his injuries.

          Finn lived with his grandma but, when she died, was forced into sleeping rough. The then 16-year-old dropped out of school because he felt dirty and smelly. Paige was just 16 when she came home from college to find her stepdad had packed her bags and kicked her out of the house.

          Depaul UK CEO Mike Thiedke said: “These excerpts of Depaul UK’s 10 full-length rough sleeping stories give just a glimpse of what happens to young people living on the streets. They serve to highlight the lack of a safety net for many young people across the country.

          “Not only does sleeping rough take a very heavy toll on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, but it can also have a long-term impact on their education, work and mental health. If we needed further evidence, this report shows the damage that the housing crisis is doing to young people.”

          He added: “Depaul UK welcomes the Government’s new rough sleeping strategy, but it is clear from our findings that more affordable accommodation urgently needs to be made available to young people and greater investment in emergency accommodation is required. While the cost of renting continues to increase, housing benefit has not matched this rise and is leaving young people with no choice but to sleep on the streets.”

          Research in Depaul UK’s report found that, in the 40 local authorities with the highest number of 18-to-25-years-olds sleeping rough, government figures show 225 young people were sleeping rough on a single night across these areas, but only 57 private rented rooms were available to young, single people claiming housing benefit.

          The report’s recommendations on how the Government can prevent youth homelessness and rough sleeping include investing in accredited emergency accommodation, such as Depaul UK’s Nightstop emergency accommodation network, increasing the level of housing benefit for young people to bring it in line with the real cost of renting, and working with more landlords to make affordable accommodation available to young people on low incomes.

          To read the stories in full, download Life on the Streets: Young People’s Experiences of Sleeping Rough below:

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          ED of Fundraising & Communications

          Job titleJob reference number
          Executive Director of Fundraising & Communications0308.EDF&C.SH
          SalaryHours per week
          £68,000 pa plus pension and other benefits37.5
          Contract typeLocation
          PermanentLondon, SE1 4QQ

          Depaul helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people. We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

          You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move towards an independent and positive future.

          Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/depauluk.

          We have an outstanding opportunity for a fundraising and communications professional with substantial experience of raising voluntary income across various income streams, including individuals, major donors, and trusts and foundations. You will be a strategic thinker, with a proven track record of creating and delivering fundraising growth strategies and a passionate commitment to building the profile of Depaul UK. You will have experience of working with Senior Managers and contributing to organisational strategy and growth plans, and a track record managing high performing teams.

          To be successful in this role you will have experience of:

          • Track record of creating and delivering fundraising growth strategies including public fundraising/individual giving.
          • Significant experience of achieving fundraising and communications objectives through digital channels.
          • Track record of managing fundraising incomes of £3,000,000+.
          • Experience in reputational management and building the organisational profile.
          • Experience of managing high performing teams and departmental budgets

          In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

          Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk or 0207 939 1250.

          An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

          Closing date:  24/08/2018 at midday

          Interview date:  13/09/2018

          Second interview date: 20/09/2018

          Please complete the below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk  by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.

          CVs will also not be considered.

          We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

          Application Documents

          The Depaul Box Company

          Do you want to help homeless young people but don't know where to start?

          If you are moving house or putting stuff in storage, use the Depaul Box Company! 

          Instead of just relying on donations, the Depaul Box Company is our way to raise funds for our work while supplying you with boxes when you need them. 

          Our boxes look, cost and work exactly the same as all the others out there. The only difference is ours do a lot of good for the homeless.

          By using a box, you can ensure a young person doesn’t have to sleep on one!

           

          Night Support Worker

          Job titleJob reference number
          Night Support Worker0208.NSW.NW
          SalaryHours per week
          £17,200 per annum pro rata + pension and other benefits37.5
          Contract typeLocation
          PermanentOldham, OL9 7QF

          Depaul helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people. We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

          You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move towards an independent and positive future.

          Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/depauluk.

          To be successful in this role you will have:

          • Experience of lone working with high needs clients.

          • An understanding and commitment to working in an assets based way.

          • An understanding of the needs of people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health, substance use or have been Looked after Children.

          • A knowledge and understanding of Risk Assessments and Support Planning.

          • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

          • Able to demonstrate clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures.

          • Commitment to working in a manner, which promotes diversity and equality ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and dignity and no one suffers from discrimination.

          • Commitment to promoting an environment, which has the highest regard for the Health and Safety of others.

          • Personal and professional integrity.

          • High level understanding of professional boundaries and ability to maintain boundaries.

          • Effective collaborative working.

          • Ability to effectively reflect on own practices for ongoing learning and development and willingness to engage in all training and development opportunities available.

          • Respect for the values and ethos of Depaul and its founding partners.

          In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

          Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk or 0207 939 1250.

          An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

          Closing date:  13 August at midday

          Interview date:  20 August

          Please complete the below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk  by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting. 

          CVs will not be considered.

          We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

          Application Documents

          The Depaul Box Company

          Do you want to help homeless young people but don't know where to start?

          If you are moving house or putting stuff in storage, use the Depaul Box Company! 

          Instead of just relying on donations, the Depaul Box Company is our way to raise funds for our work while supplying you with boxes when you need them. 

          Our boxes look, cost and work exactly the same as all the others out there. The only difference is ours do a lot of good for the homeless.

          By using a box, you can ensure a young person doesn’t have to sleep on one!

           

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