Help Us Help

Sheffield BID supports the Help us Help campaign.

Help us Help is a campaign to support those who are begging on our city centre streets. People find themselves on the street for many reasons, including simply bad luck – this means that their needs are varied and complex. Help us Help is a collaboration between all the services and charities in the city who are there to provide practical support and compassionate care and advice. Many of those begging or homeless in the city centre are known to the services who work with them on an individual basis to provide accommodation, food and medical care and to link them to the ongoing support they need to help them off the streets. Help us Help is for people who want to directly help and to encourage volunteering and donations.

The Chair of Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) Suzy Brain England said: “This is an excellent opportunity for key organisations across Sheffield to work in true partnership for the benefit of everyone in our city centre. ‘Together’ is the name of one of our five key programmes of work as an organisation, and this campaign is a great example of seeing words put into action for the benefit of whole communities.”

Help us Help has prepared information material for businesses and the public that also signposts them to a website where there are lists of services they can contact on behalf of someone they want to help, as well as providing them with information on the situation in Sheffield city centre. The campaign has also put together a series of short films so people can learn first-hand about what it feels like to be on the streets from services and charities who have worked in this area for many years and from community representatives.

The Help us Help campaign is being funded by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID and the charities and organisations who support people on the street.