THE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING NETWORK
Quick Summary: An initiative that is dedicated to fighting homelessness of every sort.
Article 25 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Yet, the amount of people who are deprived of these basic human necessities, especially housing, remains to be a national shame in many countries. HomePlus is an arm of MegaReach dedicated to fighting homelessness of every sort. We believe the definition of being homeless extends to beyond not simply having a roof over one’s head. It includes being forced to live in circumstances that are not conducive to health and wellbeing, including the growing concern of the “hidden homeless”.
Having a number of MARDiTRePers who had been pushing for action through HomePlus, we were thrilled to be contacted by a registered social landlord in Devon and Cornwall, who provides supported accommodation for vulnerable people. They are particularly active in Plymouth through a Mental Health Accommodation Service, a Young Persons Accommodation Service and an Older Person’s Independent Living Service. MegaReach is completely committed to responding maximally to their request for collaboration. We shall update this section of further developments soon.
If you are keen to donate your time and expertise to HomePlus, please do get in touch through the “Offer” section under the “Contact” tab within the main menu. If you, or some person known to you, would benefit from assistance in finding a suitable home, please do contact us through the “Request” section under the “Contact” tab.