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Ending homelessness

Supported by Crisis and The Simon Community

Step 1
Identify the need

A safe bridge

Explore the theme of homelessness and why people could become homeless, in this interactive bridge building activity.

60 mins
Indoors / Outdoors

Would you rather?

Decide what you would do in these tricky scenarios and think about the impossible choices many homeless people face.

30 mins
Indoors

Safety net

Stay as close as you can to take your shot at glory, and think about the impact that choices we make have on our lives.

30 mins
Indoors

 

Step 2
Plan action

What do you believe?

Being homeless means more than just not having a home. Think about what this means as we look at what people believe.

30 mins
Indoors

 

The pyramid 

Build blocks into pyramids as we learn about the fundamentals of happiness, and what can happen if they’re taken away.

30 mins
Indoors

 

Kettle cooking

What can you cook with a kettle? Explore the possibilities as we learn about making meals in difficult circumstances.

1 hour
Indoors

 

Unfair rules 

Choose your chair with care in this rule-changing challenge, as we see how some rules make life tough for homeless people.

30 mins
Indoors

 

 

Walk on the wild side

Find your way back and escape the wilderness, as we see what it might be like to find yourself in unknown territory.

2 hours
Outdoors

 

 

Change of plan

Everything’s been planned out, but where’s the equipment? See what it’s like to lose important things that you need or take for granted.

30 mins
Indoors/Outdoors

 

 

Step 3
Take action

 

Channel your inner journalist

Channel your inner journalist as you reshape the news and narratives around homelessness and explain the solutions.

60 mins
Indoors

 

 

Cook for change

Cook up a storm, then bring your community together to share a meal and chat about how to end homelessness for good.

4 hours
Indoors/At home

 

 

Perform to inform

Take to the stage and raise awareness of issues surrounding homelessness.                                                                              

4 hours
Indoors/Outdoors

 

Questions for change

Start conversations in your local community and discover people’s perceptions about homelessness.

4 hours 
Indoors/Outdoors

 

 

 

Share the invisible struggle

Get creative and show people that there’s more to homelessness than meets the eye.                                           

4 hours 
Indoors/Outdoors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming resources

 

Step 4
Learn and make more change

Launching
late 2020

Step 5
Tell the world

Launching
late 2020

Themes

Protecting our environment

 
 

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Supporting refugees and displaced children

 

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Better mental health for all

 
 
 

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Understanding disability

 
 

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Kindness in every community

 

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