One of our newest volunteers, Jimmy, is a first-year student at the University of Sussex. Interested in the shocking disparities in material comfort between the haves of this world and the have-nots, is decided to explore what it means to have a budget of £1 per day for food in the run-up to Christmas. It is what Jimmy has to say:
Thousand 4 £1000 is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charity Commission in the UK (charity registration number 1171590).
Our aim is to be a community response to enforced homelessness amongst forced migrants. We pool small donations from hundreds of people to provide housing and other support to migrants who would otherwise be destitute.
Thousand 4 £1000 has been set up so that if you are caught on the wrong side of the immigration rules, you can find a home. We hope to be able to do more to change the hostile environment to a welcoming one through small acts of solidarity.
All your questions about Thousand 4 £1000 answered!
In 2019-20 we housed 20 people who would otherwise have been homeless, and gave practical support to 28 more.
News and Updates
Asylum Matters published a report today, 2 November 2020, “Locked into Poverty – Life on Asylum Support”. It somehow manages to be both unsurprising and shocking reading. The Asylum support system is a disgrace.
A very happy Halloween to you all. It occurred to me that I almost always have a celebration for which I can wish you joy as a way of opening these newsletters. I rather like that. The festivals that I know about come from a fairly limited subset of traditions, but every tradition has its feasts. I think that is wonderful. It shows that humans, whatever their circumstances, find ways to be with each other and express joy. Winter is coming, which is big news, if true. Given the circumstances we going to need more than our average quotient of joy to make it through the dark days ahead.