Hackney residents urge to Talk, Tap, Time, Tell on World Homelessness Day

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To mark World Homeless Day, Hackney Council is urging people to Talk, Tap, Time, Tell.

The four steps give residents simple steps to make a positive difference and help people they see sleeping rough.

Talk: A smile or ‘hello’ can make a big difference, to help someone feel less invisible and part of the community

Tap: Help financially by donating £3 to Tap London’s contactless donation points - money goes to the Mayor of London’s rough sleeping fund, which supports local charities. There are donation points at Hackney Town Hall reception and by E8 Cafe in the HSC.

Time: Find out about local volunteering opportunities at hackney.gov.uk/rough-sleeping

Tell: If you see someone bedding down outside, let our outreach workers know via the Streetlink app (streetlink.org.uk) or direct them to the Greenhouse in Tudor Road, E9, the Council’s one stop shop for advice and services for people facing homelessness.

Council staff will be joined by representatives from the Hackney Homelessness Partnership to offer information and advice to members of the public at sites across the borough today, including Overground stations and Hackney Town Hall Square.


Cllr Rebecca Rennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing Needs
World Homelessness Day is an opportunity to shine a light on the services and support provided by the Council and the rest of the Hackney Homelessness Partnership. We also know that many of our residents desperately want to help people they see sleeping rough, so we are launching a campaign to give them advice on how they can make a positive difference. With cold nights just around the corner, Talk, Tap, Time, Tell suggests four simple ways that we can all help.

Cllr Rebecca Rennison, Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing Needs

For more information visit www.hackney.gov.uk/rough-sleeping