Helping vulnerable families and individuals improve their lives and fulfil potential

With over a decade of experience providing social housing across the UK, Stef & Philips has seen first hand the devastating impact that facing homelessness can have on adults and children.

Current figures show the number of families and individuals living in temporary and emergency accommodation in the UK is at a 25-year high. It’s a problem that’s getting worse, not better. And without urgent change, that trend is set to continue.

The Stef & Philips Foundation was formed to offer support beyond just bricks and mortar. Through our grant funding, our mission is to provide dedicated support and essential resources to individuals and families. From the simplest of household items, to education and training courses, or a community initiative, we want our funding to give stability, hope and opportunity for a brighter future:

Those facing
homelessness
Lone mothers
and babies
Care leavers living
independently
for the first time
Those with
mobility issues
or a disability
Those suffering
from mental
health issues
Those suffering
from addiction
issues

The story of the Stef & Philips Foundation

DURATION

45% Homeless individuals
with mental illness
in 2014

81% Homeless individuals
with mental illness
in 2018

80% Increase in
mental illness in
homeless individuals

Why it matters

According to Shelter, the number of people living in temporary and emergency accommodation has risen by an alarming 74% in the last 10 years. While national data shows that the number of children in temporary and emergency accommodation is at its highest point in history.

The impact is far reaching. An extensive survey by Shelter revealed that 63% of people say that living in temporary accommodation had a negative impact on their health, 51% say it has negatively affected their physical health and 39% say that living in temporary accommodation has made it harder to access healthcare appointments. 

Your contributions will help the Foundation and those living in temporary and emergency accommodation to address the challenges they’re facing. Through personal and project grants, we can touch and improve the lives of people facing uncertain futures.

The number of children in temporary and emergency accommodation is at its highest point in history.

How we help

Thrills & Spills

A trip to the funfair so children can be children

How we help

Highs & Lows

A long overdue community playground

How we help

House & Home

Essential household items to make day-to-day life that little bit easier

How we help

Live & Learn

An education and training course to further opportunity

How we help

Peace & Quiet

A therapeutic experience to support mental wellbeing

Our Vision

A brighter future for individuals and families living in temporary and emergency accommodation.

Our Mission

We do this through personal and project grant funding for individual and community needs. From essential items needed for home or family life, support for training and education, recreational trips for children, or community projects that promote social inclusion and welfare. Our mission is to enhance and enrich their lives and well-being.

The lives we've touched

Congratulations to our project grant recipients!

In the first of three funding rounds for 2024, the Stef & Philips Foundation provided 38 individual grants…

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First round of grants awarded!

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve awarded the first round of the Stef & Philips Foundation grants!…

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Success at The Foundation!

The launch of The Stef & Philips Foundation on 4th December 2023 has been a resounding success! From…

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Living without a permanent place to call home can be a terrifying experience. Through the Foundation and your generous support we can bring much needed hope and support to adults and children facing homelessness.

Kathryn Giblin, Trustee