The Merseyside centre operated by homelessness charity Crisis is to benefit from a £3,000 donation.
Organisers of the North West Housing Conference have handed over the cash boost after the charity was nominated by Chartered Institute of Housing president (CHI), Julie Fadden.
Julie, who was a keynote speaker at the conference when it took place at Liverpool BT Convention Centre at the end of 2016, is supporting Crisis as her chosen charity during her year in the CHI role.
The money has been handed over by accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth and law firm Brabners which are behind the event, and will go towards Crisis classes, workshops and activities in Merseyside.
Crisis’ Skylight centre is based in the area and is one of the charity’s 12 locations for support, advice and classes around the UK.
Kate Farrell, director of Crisis Skylight Merseyside, added: “On behalf of everyone at Crisis, I’d like to thank the North West Housing Conference for its generous donation, which will help Crisis to continue to provide life-changing services for homeless people in the Merseyside area. Without the passion and dedication of supporters like the North West Housing Conference, our work would simply not be possible.”
Alistair Fletcher, head of housing & regeneration at Brabners, adds: “As recognised by both Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham as the recently elected metro mayors of the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester respectively, homelessness is a growing problem in the north west region.
“Crisis is helping those who are homeless in practical, effective and life-changing ways and we are delighted that this donation is going to its local Skylight centre.
“It demonstrates the commitment of ourselves, Mitchell Charlesworth and all the registered providers who came together to make this conference such a success to tackling and overcoming the challenge of homelessness.”