We are the only provider of free, accessible and safe storage for people experiencing homelessness in the UK.
by Street Storage in London, England, United Kingdom
Donations to our project will be matched by the Cost of Living Boost up to the value of £250 to help us tackle the cost of living crisis.
Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the Cost of Living Boost. View the Terms & Conditions.
If you had to leave your home today, what would you take?
Everyday people are having to make that choice. We’re Street Storage: the only provider of free, accessible and safe storage for people experiencing homelessness in the UK. We’ve been operating since 2019 with two sites in London, with growing interest to expand to other cities.
The Reality of Homelessness Right Now
London saw a 21% rise in rough sleepers between April and September 2022 (figures from the Greater London Authority). At Street Storage we’re seeing this first hand with 90 requests to store with us made between August and October, compared to 170 in the whole of 2021! Whilst the highest proportion of people we see are street sleepers, people experience homelessness in many ways and currently, we’re storing for around 200 individuals.
What We Do
We welcome people sleeping out, sofa surfers, people staying in shelters/squats, care leavers, prisoners and those fleeing violent home situations. Once someone is referred we work with them one-to-one to assess their situation and agree a plan for their storage, as well as discussing other support they need to break the cycle of homelessness. For some we’re a friendly face and supportive ear, a place to wash, charge their phone and have a hot drink. For others, our support is an essential part of addressing and responding to wider circumstances and barriers in their lives.
Why We Need Your Support Now
Your donation, which is matched by Aviva up to the value of £250, will cover:
“If it weren’t for you I’d probably be dead” – the actual words from T, now housed, on collecting his belongings from us. We prevented him from losing everything - physically and emotionally.