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The Big Give has begun!


From midday 30th November - 7th December, all donations to Justlife's work are matched £ for £ at no extra cost to donors. You give £10, we receive £20!

See our impact

Helping people living in temporary accommodation move away from homelessness

Pledge to support Justlife during the Big Give - your donations to our work are doubled for free

HIDDEN HOMELESS EXPOSED: The impact of COVID-19 on single homeless households in temporary accommodation

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A Brighton and Manchester based homelessness charity

We prevent local people living in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Manchester from falling into rough sleeping by addressing their health, housing and wellbeing needs, alongside research & policy work to identify long-term solutions to homelessness.

What we do to help people living in temporary accommodation

Our mission is to make people’s stay in temporary accommodation as short, safe and healthy as possible.

by providing guidance on people's next steps away from homelessness, helping them overcome barriers to living independently, and shaping a plan to secure more stable housing.


by working with landlords to improve living conditions, using people's lived experiences to inform policy recommendations, and engaging with policy makers to drive change for residents.


by facilitating improvements to their mental and physical health, improving access to medical support, and providing resources to take better care of their wellbeing.

All donations to Justlife's work are doubled at no extra cost to supporters from 30th Nov - 7th Dec

All funds raised will go towards delivering 4 core projects for people who are hidden homeless in Brighton and Hove, and Manchester:

Health Engagement
- Addressing physical / mental health needs by improving access to professional treatment
Mobile Justlife - Pop-up drop ins where people can access support outside their accommodation
Social Connection - Improving confidence, social skills and self-esteem through befriending relationships
Targeted Referrals - Supporting homeless prison leavers to reconnect with their community and adjust to life outside prison

How we are supporting homeless people living in temporary accommodation during COVID-19

Our Brighton and Manchester-based homelessness charity continues to support people living in temporary accommodation through:

  • Weekly outreach services within temporary accommodation around Brighton & Manchester
  • Weekly distribution of food, anti-boredom and wellbeing packages to residents
  • One-to-one support appointments to troubleshoot benefits, accommodation and housing issues
  • Digital inclusion work, providing tablets and phones to enable people to access support

Stories of changed lives


Chris's story

Following the death of a loved one, Chris began to spiral and turned to alcohol to cope. With our support, he kept his home and became determined to manage his addiction..

Read Chris's story

Sarah's story

After battling addiction for years, Sarah used April's lockdown to turn her life around and put her health first..

Read Sarah's story

Steve's story

After leaving prison, Steve struggled to adapt to daily life but alongside his support worker, he rebuilt his confidence, and started a new life in a place of his own..

Read Steve's story

She's [My support worker] been a god send... I can't thank her enough. You people are there when I need you and that's a great feeling.

Justlife client from Manchester

Our impact across Brighton and Manchester

Since March 2020, we've delivered over 15,000 meals to homeless people living in B&Bs and hostels without cooking facilities.

In 2020, over 7000 housing and healthcare interventions were made to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Our report, Lifting the Lid, unveiled an estimated B&B population of 51,500 households experiencing homelessness, which is 10x the government estimate.

With Justlife, they give you so much advice. If they can't do anything to help us, they put us onto other people that can. They are a lifesaver, simple as.

Justlife client from Brighton