Personal stories

Every day hundreds of lives are made that little bit easier thanks to the hard work and genorisity of our volunteers, members and donors. Read below about this work of turning concern into action, and consider how you can join us. 


Celebrating 180 Years of the SVP


Our founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam founded the SVP to help people living in times of crisis. Today, we are celebrating 180 years and in...

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Tackling regional inequalities from the ground up


On 25th January 2024 we published a new report that highlights our vital role in delivering locally-based support to ‘left...

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Special Epiphany Service raises funds for SVP


The Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir premiered a new work by SVP member Frank Cottrell-Boyce at Trafalgar Square’s St Martin-in-the Fields in 6...


Our response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Rwanda policy


Today the Supreme Court ruled against the Government’s Rwanda policy, deeming it unlawful because of the risk to asylum seekers being with...

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Our response to the proposed ban of tents for rough sleepers


We are extremely concerned about proposals by Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, to ban tents for people sleeping rough, and proposals to...

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