C+C was born out of long conversation in Berlin about the complicated feelings we go through when confronted by rough sleepers on our streets.
Although we both felt sadness and empathy we also felt that our small donations or odd sandwich were doing very little to help the problem, and in fact, were perhaps making it worse. After all, we're often told that giving cash to people on the streets can contribute to their early death*.
With this in mind, and after speaking to a number of people who felt the same, we decided to create a meaningful way to help those who are sleeping rough.
We understand that our small gesture won't solve the problem of homelessness by any means, however, while other organisations and governments work to that objective we hope that we can make a small, positive difference to the lives of these people.