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Phenomenal response to Book of Homelessness!

An Amazing Response!

When Accumulate set out on The Book of Homelessness project we had no idea that the response to it, once published, would be so phenomenal! Sales have been so significant that we sold out of the first print run within 2 weeks and so have reprinted in double quick time!

The Book of Homeless

 

Life Changing

What’s even better is because sales are so high we are now able to fund a scholarship for an Accumulate participant to progress their creative education and study, fully funded, on the Access to Higher Education course at Ravensbourne University in London. It is truly wonderful that the creativity of people who are homeless will actually change another homeless person’s life through creative education.

 

Hear my Story

The stories in The Book of Homelessness are emotional, raw and direct. They tell the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homes, countries, relationships, families, care and prison. But they are also stories of hope, resilience and determination from people who are using their creativity to tell their own stories and to help change perceptions of what homelessness is.

Self Portrait by Ria Wallace

Sharing the profits

Profits from sales of The Book of Homelessness are shared with the Accumulate participants, so that they can earn money through their creativity, and Accumulate so that we can fund another scholarship to change a homeless person’s life and provide more creative workshops for people who are homeless.

Image and text by Mitchel Ceney

Press Response

The response from the press to The Book of Homelessness has been just as incredible and for that we have been so grateful, helping us spread the word far and wide. If you want to see what is being said about the Book of Homelessness is publications such as The Guardian, Big Issue and Creative Review pop over to out Press Coverage page on the website here.

 

Mayor’s Special Fund Appeal – 2020/21

Accumulate selected for support by Haringey’s Mayor Elect Adam Jogee

 

We are beyond thrilled to tell you that Accumulate has been chosen by Haringey Council’s newly appointed Mayor Elect Adam Jogee as one of his chosen charities to support this coming year via the Mayor’s Special Fund Appeal. We so pleased to be selected  alongside other amazing local charities, PramDepot and Friends of Hornsey Tower.  We are so so humbled & thankful.

Picture: Cllr Adam Jogee

Accumulate all started in Crouch End at the YMCA back in 2013, with our first photography workshops & exhibition. Four of their residents have gone on to win scholarships to attend the Access course at Ravensbourne University in London and three of them have since gone onto continue their creative education even further on degree courses.
We are so proud of what all our participants and what they have achieved and will continuously set our sights high for an exciting future! Huge thank’s again Mayor Elect Adam Jogee!