Posted on 6 May 2020

Threshold is a charity whose aim is to secure a right to housing, particularly for households experiencing the problems of poverty and exclusion. 

Threshold launched Den Day for Threshold over the Bank Holiday weekend, a unique campaign to keep vulnerable people in their homes, while also giving families on lockdown something creative to do at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Build a den. Save a home. 

The fundraising campaign asked families to ‘make a den and save a home’, by signing up via its website for a digital Den Day pack which includes inspiration and instructions for building your den. 

They are aware that, as a result of necessary restrictions, those who have a home are spending more time in it than ever before. In many cases people are struggling to keep their children occupied. They wanted to celebrate the safety and security a good home can bring, while raising money to protect their services, ensuring that they can continue to protect homes, and give families some much-needed fun during these difficult times. 

Two chairs and blanket can become a cave; cardboard boxes painted with windows and decorated in fairy lights could be a castle; a balcony with a tarpaulin roof is a ship on the Atlantic Ocean. The possibilities are endless. And the best part about a den? It’s somewhere to feel safe and secure.  

Threshold’s helpline remains available Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm at 1800 454454, and online at for any renter in need of advice or support. 

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