Framework Winter Appeal

Colin was severely traumatised following the suicide of his dad when he was just seven years old. For years he was trapped in a cycle of poor mental health, petty crime and street homelessness until Framework helped him find stability.

Today Colin still lives with the unresolved trauma of his father’s death. He faces many challenges, including poor mental health and epilepsy, but he maintains his own home and, with the ongoing support of Natalie his Framework support planner, he can hope for a better future.

“Framework helped me get off the streets for good. The best thing is that the support is non-stop and meets my needs whatever they are at the time. I’m making real progress now.”

Watch the short film below to find out more about Colin.

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Why we need your help now

Many of us are concerned about the impact of rising prices, but for some people the cost of living is already unsustainable – and for people on low incomes it’s going to get much worse.

People become homeless for many different reasons, but this year increasing numbers of people are accessing Framework services because they are struggling to pay their rent and other bills.

Many working people are facing the prospect of homelessness – even rough sleeping – for the first time in their lives.

Framework Winter Appeal

How Framework helps

Our community-based services support people in their own homes who could be at risk of homelessness.
£127 could provide specialist legal advice to prevent a family from being evicted.

Our outreach teams work with people on the streets, addressing the problems that led to their homelessness.
£86 could provide emergency accommodation for someone sleeping rough due to the cost-of-living crisis.

We build and develop homes to provide safe and suitable accommodation and provide the wrap-around support needed to help people live stable and independent lives.

£35 could provide a pack of essential items for someone moving into their new home.

Give the gift of hope this Christmas


Find out more about our work

  • See how rough sleeper Lee turned his life around in this short film.
  • Learn about Framework’s ongoing campaign to develop new homes, Building Better Futures.
  • Learn about our Lifeline Appeal and see how a mobile phone transformed Sarah’s life.
  • Framework helped Michael face down his demons, following multiple family bereavements. Watch the film here.
  • After a childhood in foster care, Reuben is at a crossroads in his life. Watch the film here.
  • Mark overcame his addiction and is now working with others including Colin. Watch the film here.
  • Rola and Emad escaped civil war in Syria to start a new life in the East Midlands. Watch the film here.
  • Read our blog about the 7 Principles of Housing First here.

Read about the cost of living crisis

  • The cost of living crisis is going to hurt – Resolution Foundation
  • Inside Housing – News – Eviction ban needed to avoid cost of living homelessness catastrophe, warns Kerslake Commission
  • Cost of living crisis could push 1.7 million households into homelessness this winter, charity warns  (
  • Cost of living crisis: what are the rest of the G7 doing? | G7 | The Guardian
  • Cost of living crisis: Value of UK unemployment benefits see biggest fall in 50 years | UK cost of living crisis | The Guardian