Helping people out of homelessness

  • Date Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Change for Bankside launches to support people who find themselves homeless or in need.

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Emma Charter

Change for Bankside is a new contactless giving scheme to help people out of homelessness that launches this week with the first donation point hosted by the Blue Fin Building on its Sumner Street entrance, opposite the Tate Modern. All funds raised this year will be donated to local charity The Manna Society, helping to fund their Housing & Welfare Advice service for people who find themselves homeless or in need.

People like Mary, who was referred to the Manna Society’s Housing & Welfare Advice team by a local night shelter. Mary had been evicted from her accommodation under ‘Section 21’ which allows landlords to evict people without having to give a reason, and is one of the most common causes of homelessness in the UK.

Mary was also having problems with her benefits, meaning she had no income and so was struggling to move on from the shelter into more secure accommodation. The Manna Society’s advice workers were able to help resolve the benefits issue, and find a new place to live.

Change for Bankside uses contactless payment technology to make it easy to help people like Mary. Just tap your card on the payment device to make a £3 donation which will help fund the Manna Society’s vital work to help people like Mary. If you want to donate more, just tap your card again.

‘We are very grateful to Better Bankside for choosing The Manna Society to be the first charity to benefit from ‘Change for Bankside’.  This service assists approximately 120 people monthly with housing and welfare advice. Your donation help us to continue providing this service and for that we are truly grateful.’
Paddy Boyle, Manna Society Administrator

We will be rolling out more Change for Bankside donation sites over the coming months. If your organisation is interested in hosting one, please contact Rachel Nicholson, Corporate Responsibility Manager,