B&M Waste Services has joined numerous other Liverpool city region businesses in signing the LCR Homelessness Charter. This drive urges other private sector businesses to do their bit in achieving B&M Waste’s nominated charity, Crisis’s aim to end homelessness.
The launch of the charter took place with the aim of encouraging a minimum of 200 businesses across the region sign up to the pledge. The charter suggests ways that businesses, no matter their size or industry, can make practical steps to help the homeless community.
‘Charter champion’ David Curtis, director at B&M Waste, will learn more about the causes of homelessness and the issues people face on a training day hosted by Crisis. The aim then is to disseminate this back to the 280 B&M Waste staff to raise the business’s awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness. David Curtis said: “236,000 people in Britain experience the worst forms of homelessness. Sadly it’s not always something that happens to ‘someone else’ and the scale of the problem is immense. The business community in the Liverpool city region is determined to help the public and voluntary sector to tackle this issue, and we are proud to be one of the first to sign the charter with a pledge to help in as many ways we can. We urge other businesses to follow suit.”