The work Greater Change does not only impacts the quality of life of those we support, it also unlocks major cost savings for the public purse.
Each year we publish an Impact Report highlighting key areas of our work and our rigorous methodology.
See our latest report here:
With your help, we can keep our trajectory going, and support people to overcome the financial barriers standing between them and their aspirations
86% of our clients moved into permanent or sustained stable housing in 2022/23.
31% of our clients were from BAME backgrounds. Slightly above the 27% of all statutorily homeless in England that are from BAME backgrounds.
We supported 211 people who were experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless throughout 2022/23.
In 2022/23, we unlocked an average of £35,177 in potential cost savings per person.
“Greater Change helped me with moving into my flat. I moved from the psychiatric hospital to shared accommodation and then I got my own flat. I was starting from scratch. The money from Greater Change went to a washing machine and blinds for the window because my place was a shell. It was a smooth process because my support worker helped me with my application. The money made moving a lot more comfortable and I could wash my clothes and close my blinds."
“I have been homeless now for over a year. I have been living in temporary accommodation in Gloucestershire as there was no space for me in Oxfordshire. I was dumped into an extremely inappropriate accommodation. I find it hard with people and social situations anyway so being around a volatile atmosphere with fighting and drug use, just frightened me and made my problems worse. Luckily after 3 years I was offered help by Aspire and Greater Change. I have now been lucky enough to be offered a property back in West Oxford. I can now look forward to getting my life back on track.”‘
Thank you so much for giving me deposit money for my room, it’s amazing not sleeping in a tent and feeling like life is worth living now, I get to have my son over as I have a lovely landlady who knows all about my past and is still giving me a chance! I have started a college course so hopefully will have a job soon after. Thank you again you have no idea how much this means to people like me in my situation. Thank you for giving me my dignity back and giving me a chance to live! Thank you again.Donate