"Providing education and career opportunities to inspire,
empower and transform young lives."

Too many young people get trapped in the vicious cycle of homelessness. Once they are provided with housing benefit and a roof over their head, they are limited by the hours they can work, and face losing their benefit and being made homeless again. This makes it almost impossible for a person to make that transition into finding stable employment, a career and a move into independent living.

Equal Footings aims to break that cycle – and we’re starting in Brighton and Hove.

The city has one of the highest proportions of homelessness in the UK, with about 150 people currently homeless – around 40 of whom are between 16 and 21



Every year, local authorities in England carry out a count or an estimate of the number of people sleeping rough in their area.

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Brighton & Hove ranked 4th in the increase rankings in terms of new rough sleepers


Number of applicants made to the council for homelessness or ‘at risk’ of homelessness.

*statistics provided by Homeless Link

Enabling Independent living

We help provide jobs for some of the most vulnerable young people in our society. We provide  mentoring and employment to smooth their transition into adulthood.

By providing a safe place to call ‘home’ and vital life skills, we can steer young people towards successful, independent living

Equal Footings is a non-profit organisation reliant on volunteers & fundraising.