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We are a registered charity offering outreach services to rough sleepers and some vulnerably housed people. Our volunteers are out on the streets at night offering hot and cold drinks, food, snacks, meal replacement drinks, clothing, underwear, hygiene items and sleeping bags to those in need. Most importantly we offer a hug and a good old chat. 

As a charity our work is non judgemental, we work with people who perhaps have mental health issues, drug and drink addiction plus those who have none of these issues but find themselves without a place to call home.  When we meet these people the journey they have been on will most likely have been a harsh one and they are not ready to be helped onto the next step. When they are ready for that help, we can signpost them to the services they need and even go to appointments with them for benefits and housing.   We also support them if they finally reach that point, offering home starter packs with the basics they might need to spend their first nights under a roof. 

Our charity runs in Chatham, Maidstone, London and in Yorkshire. We are a very small charity with big intentions. We have no paid employees, all our volunteers are people who work during the day and undertake this amazing work on evenings and weekends. 

This year we have also run our first winter shelter in Chatham where people do not have to go through a long, disheartening process to get a bed and a safe place to stay on a cold night.

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Keep up the good work ... Love how you help people onto the next step, and especially going with them on appointments for benefits as that can be harrowing for anybody let alone people with anxieties and  have been through the trauma of being homeless.

never a dull moment is there?

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