Charity & Community

How do you stay home and stay safe if you don’t have a home?

It can be hard to get past the stereotypes of homelessness and to imagine that here in the heart of the Chilterns anyone could possibly face this devastating threat.

But every year, hundreds of people are made homeless in our community.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, laws were put in place to prevent evictions, but these are due to be lifted and thousands of people will be at risk of becoming homeless.

And in the wake of the pandemic, and the impact on jobs and wages, we are anticipating a huge increase in the amount of people who need help to keep their home.

Homelessness is always life-threatening, but during a health pandemic the risk is even higher. If you don’t have a home, you can’t self-isolate protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Wycombe Homeless Connection is an independent charity working across Buckinghamshire serving those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

We provide free legal advice, support and care to people who face losing their homes. We help people understand what their rights are, what help they are entitled to and how to get it.

If you think you are at risk of homelessness, or know someone who is, get in touch today www.wyhoc.org.uk.

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hiya bucks

hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.