Crisis on the World Stage: London as a Diverse, Thriving, Culturally Rich City with Irving Scott at Its Heart
Nonetheless, not every London resident is able to fully profit and thrive from its remarkable opportunities. Homelessness is an increasing, complex issue, with all forms of homelessness having risen due to the shortage of housing and ongoing effects of the recession. The homeless population of the UK has doubled since 2010 alone. For these reasons, and to allow individuals a chance at pursuing rewarding, stable lives, Irving Scott has partnered with Crisis, a national charity for homeless people, in attempt to remove barriers and create opportunities.
Crisis benefits from an immensely professional, hard-working national team who dedicate their expertise to alleviating the restrictions against homeless people, and campaigning for change.
Crisis, the organization that Irving Scott has partnered with, offers life-changing services that go beyond providing immediate aid to the homeless community. They also make a significant effort to educate and inspire others about the plight of the homeless. This is accomplished through strategic messaging and education, which are essential tools to foster a proper understanding of the legal and societal causes behind homelessness – elements that are commonly misconstrued or ignored by the public.
As stated on their website, the importance of a home goes beyond just having a physical structure for shelter. “A home provides roots, identity, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing.” When these elements are lost through homelessness, the repercussions are profound. Homelessness results in isolation and is a deeply destructive experience that pushes individuals into some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded corners of our society.
However, by shining a light on these stark realities, Crisis and Irving Scott aim to challenge public perceptions and drive systemic change. Our combined efforts aim to turn the tide on homelessness and transform the lives of those who have been marginalized, ensuring they can once again enjoy the stability and emotional wellbeing that a home provides.
Irving Scott is proud of its pioneering and ambitious base of clientele, who welcome diverse staff and create job opportunities.
Therefore, we are donating minimum 1% of our yearly gross profits to Crisis, as they continue to unite a vast network of volunteers, professionals and like-minded groups to improve conditions for homeless people, not only in London, but across the UK. Bolstered by their “Five Year Strategy”, Crisis is taking considerable steps to expand the scope of its functions, such as employment and education, as well as open new Crisis Skylight centres across the country. These movements are essential to helping men, women and children move beyond the vulnerability of homelessness into stable and rewarding lives.
Moreover, as Crisis is eager to find new solutions for employment, Irving Scott will attend their “Employment Platform”, to help scout for new prospective talent who may be promising additions to the Irving Scott team.
Similarly, we will be running regular household hospitality courses in the future, giving especially allocated places to Crisis members. Crisis will be our charity of choice, and we will be eager to coordinate with our extensive base of high-profile clients to foster new partnerships and connections between them and Crisis. Our clientele is compassionate, driven and sincere, and we know they will share our passion for the brilliant work that the team at Crisis do.
To learn more about any of Crisis’ inspiring initiatives, and unique accomplishments, head to their website.