WHO WE ARE
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
I’ve been involved with the Homeless World Cup since I was the England captain back in 2003. But it was a chance conversation with one of my mates Dave Morton – who doesn’t like football one bit – that led to us launching the Homeless Games.
There are huge benefits for each and every homeless person who takes part. A chance to improve their health, both physical and mental. Developing their confidence and pride. Helping them to find new pathways, gaining new skills and accessing much-needed support.
WHAT WE DO
Since 2010, we’ve hosted the two-day annual Homeless Games in Liverpool, providing ‘Olympic style’ games for people who are or have experienced homelessness in last two years with participants coming from across the UK to take part.
THG has arranged and organised provision for health and well-being stalls and services including Cancer Awareness, Drink Awareness, Substance Misuse, Sexual Health Advice, Massage, Health Checks, Premier League Health Courses, Dental Advice, Healthy Eating and Dietary Advice were made available to all those who attended the main two day event. These were offered in conjunction with the local area Primary Care Trusts, the local Premier League Football Clubs (Everton Foundation and Liverpool Football Club), Age Concern and Local Authorities.
The THG team have also arranged and run ancillary services and drop-in programmes in association with Men’s Accommodation and Support (MAS), Age Concern, The Salvation Army and Liverpool Football Club – Men’s Health Promotion Programme giving health checks, health advice, dietary services, cookery classes, cancer awareness, diabetes checks, gym access and fitness advice and a cookery competition – Dave’s Kitchen Cook-Off. For more on what we do please see the information pack in the get involved page.
With further development and expansion we will increase participant numbers from around the UK - including Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ultimately it is our intention to be able to facilitate International Guest Nations to partake in future Homeless Games.
Chairman and Founder