Simon has a long history of being a campaigning body and we aim to draw the attention of the government and the public to issues concerning homeless people everywhere.
In particular, Simon uses its independence to speak out publicly on issues affecting homeless and rootless people, when other service providers might feel constrained by their funding relationships.
Simon has worked hard to maintain its status as an independent organisation and will not enter into any financial or contractual arrangements that might unduly limit or inhibit its ability to campaign on behalf of those we seek to support and assist.
Independence does not, however, mean isolation and Simon consults with other service providers and with local and central government agencies wherever this is of benefit to people who are homeless and rootless.
We are currently working to protect street homeless people’s rights in London as pressure from the London boroughs increases to move on rough sleepers.