A message for our supporters

A message for our supporters

25th September 2018

Dear supporters,

As you know, every night of the year, Extern works alongside partners in the statutory and voluntary sector to ensure the safety of vulnerable people right across the city of Belfast. As a leading and trusted charity, we believe that everyone has the right to a safe place to live. That’s why we set up our Extern Homes scheme, moving more people from homelessness to homes. Our dedicated homelessness teams also work tirelessly, on a daily basis, to end rough sleeping and chronic homelessness.

Every day we support people who are living with complex needs, and who face difficult and daily challenges as a result. Our staff are trusted and are renowned for treating people as individuals, and with the utmost respect. Part of this means facilitating the expressed wishes and choices of the people we support in relation to their accommodation options, and while doing so, we continue to work with our partners in the statutory agencies to ensure people have a home. Working in this way also means people can stay linked in to our services in order to receive our continuing, and often life-saving, support.

We respect the rights of our clients to privacy, and so will never make individual comment about any of the people we support, even if stories arise in the media, or online, which are misleading.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us today with kind offers of accommodation for the many people who are living with homelessness. Our work continues, and your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated.

Extern in Northern Ireland
Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105869
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: 20055318
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333