Quaker Social Action (QSA) is delighted to announce that shortly it will be merging with the charity Quaker Homeless Action (QHA).
Following careful preparatory work over the past year, QHA will become part of QSA in autumn 2020.
QHA brings an established track record of innovative projects and services which provide fellowship, practical assistance to and a voice for homeless and marginalised people in Britain.
The two organisations share core Quaker values of equality and justice, truth and integrity, simplicity and sustainability, and over the last few years have been working closely together: QHA is a key investor in and funder of QSA’s Move On Up supportive housing project for young adult carers. QSA provides financial administration services for QHA, and we share the same office in east London.
Coming together will help to ensure financial sustainability for QHA’s area of work, and will strengthen QSA by adding resources and experience, enabling it to help more people.
We are determined to understand the changing landscape of homelessness in Britain, including the impacts of Covid-19, and to identify areas of unmet need and develop effective new services. We will be carrying out a thorough research and listening exercise in the coming months, including continuing to communicate with supporters – you can sign up for our e-newsletters below.
It is likely that QSA and QHA have some supporters in common. We hope that supporters of QHA will feel able to continue supporting homelessness work as part of QSA, and that our existing supporters will welcome these developments.