The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched the Charter to help Londoners to work together to end rough sleeping.
The Charter started with a small group of organisations and city government officials – the Connection at St Martin’s, Groundswell, Housing Justice, The Passage, YMCA St. Paul’s, Bloomberg Associates, the Greater London Authority and London Councils — who wanted to engage better with the community and build a bigger movement around the goal to end rough sleeping.
More than 100 charities, faith groups, businesses and people with lived experience have helped to design and develop the Charter, creating a shared purpose and vision for tackling the challenge of rough sleeping in the capital. The LHF Atlas of London’s homelessness services is used in the Charter website to help people find out more about services in their area with a view to donating or volunteering. An LHF Atlas map showing users where they can access information on their local Housing Options service is embedded in the Charter website.