British charities Quaker Social Action (QSA) and Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) are merging. QHA becomes part of QSA in autumn of this year.
QHA brings to QSA a track record of innovative projects and services that provide fellowship, practical assistance to, and a voice for homeless and marginalized people in Britain. QSA is a long-established charity that provides distinctive social justice projects in Britain, including work on funeral poverty and financial well-being.
The two organizations share core Quaker values, and over the last few years have been working closely together through project work and shared financial administration and office space. Coming together helps to ensure financial sustainability for QHA’s area of work, and strengthens QSA by adding resources and experience, enabling it to help more people. QSA is in the process of carrying out a thorough research and listening exercise in order 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.