At Porchlight we are proud of our 45 year reputation as Kent’s leading homelessness charity. We’re here for people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to. Some are living on the streets, others need our support to prevent or resolve any issues that could put them at risk of homelessness.
We prevent: We stop people from losing their homes and help others to live safely and independently in the community.
We provide: We work with people on the streets, in our supported housing and in local communities. We help people with their mental health, housing, education and employment so they can get where they want to be in life.
We challenge: We’re fighting for a fairer society and we won’t give up until everybody has a safe place to call home and the chance to make a positive contribution. This year, more than 7,000 individuals and families were supported by our services. We are grateful for the Mayor’s support which will help fund essential services through the Covid19 crisis and beyond. 91p of every pound raised goes directly to our front line work.
About the Mayor's charities
If you wish to approach the Mayor with the possibility of him/her adopting your charity for the year then please write to the Mayor's Office.
The Mayor chooses a charity well in advance and it would be sensible to write to the Mayor-Elect, ie Deputy Mayor, to give as much time as possible for a decision to be made.