Thank you for your interest in the work of Beacon House. We take every opportunity to educate the wider public about the issues of homelessness. It can happen to anybody during his/her lifetime but there is always hope! Whether it’s a school assembly, a lesson, a lecture at a university or a workplace seminar, we can provide an engaging and challenging session that will inform and equip your delegates.

gilberd-school-280x269-1384896654Chief Executive Officer, Vivienne Wiggins at The Gilberd School in Colchester

Welfare reform is starting to affect our services and the people we work with. Imagine: you're on Job Seeker's Allowance but you lose that income when your Jobcentre sanctions you for a month or more. How would you cope on a hardship payment of £43 per week? Sound difficult? How much more difficult would it be if you were homeless and trying to rebuild your life?