Street Link are funded by the Government as part of its commitment to end rough sleeping. Their aim is to offer the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough, and provide the first step someone can take to ensure people sleeping rough are connected to the local services and support available to them.
“Hello, I am Maureen Cooke (little Mo), a volunteer with Purfleet Trust. After retirement I was eager to try to help in the community so decided to Google volunteering in admin and the computer came up with Purfleet. I have been here for 18 months and I assist Erna on reception every Wednesday. I really – Read the full article…
A day centre provides access to showers and laundry facilities, hot food, telephone and internet access and access to housing advice, advocacy and education/ training. We have a supported volunteering programme and access to specialist support services including mental health, drug and alcohol and employment services.
I am a UK citizen of 53 years. I have owned my own houses, and never had any money worries. That was up until Aug 2012, after a relationship went badly wrong, I then found myself in the back of my car nowhere to live, no sense of belonging anywhere and very limited money for clothes/food.
Ken has been rough sleeping for several years and he was accessing the Pathways Centre on a regular basis. The Pathway Centre was a secure place for him to stay during the daytime where he could express his concerns and worries. He was also given a shower, food and a hot drink as some new clothes.
Due to suffering years of emotional abuse and domestic violence from my ex partner I finally decided I could not be put through this anymore as this was now affecting my child. I rang Woman’s Aid and they gave me an address of a refuge in Swaffham so packed and few things and drove there.