Homelessness Support

Since 1993, The Purfleet Trust has worked with people in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk who have experienced homelessness to access decent, suitable, affordable accommodation that meets their support needs.

Becoming homeless can happen to anyone but it does not define who you are. With the right guidance, advice and practical support we can empower you and help you with decisions that will have a positive impact on your life.

We offer a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental environment with no expectations placed on clients and access to everything you might need. Our teams have a wide range of expertise and experience so whatever your requirements may be, someone will be able to help.

The Purfleet Trust Support Mission

The Health and Wellbeing Centre

The Health and Wellbeing Centre is often the first point of contact a homeless person has with Purfleet. We provide a safe, supportive, welcoming environment where you can access a range of services
Pathway House
clients enjoying a meal at the day centre

We are committed to offering the appropriate level of support to enable an individual to access the information and help they need; our initial assessments help us to understand the needs of our clients and provides us with the information we need to work with them to put together a support plan to enable and empower them to achieve their person goals.

Pathway House
clients at the digital art workshop

Alongside our partners, we run a range of practical and creative workshops and skills courses. These give clients new opportunities, expands their horizons and gives them new-found confidence.

client enjoying a meal

The Health & Wellbeing Centre provides a range of practical facilities such as shower and laundry services. We also provide hot meals and new clothes if needed.

clients at the purfleet christmas lunch

The Health & Wellbeing Centre gives clients a sense of community and acceptance. Our services give them more positive futures, and we provide support and coaching along their journey.

Workshops

Alongside our partners, we run a range of practical and creative workshops and skills courses. These give clients new opportunities, expands their horizons and gives them new-found confidence.
clients at the digital art workshop

Wellbeing

The Health & Wellbeing Centre provides a range of practical facilities such as shower and laundry services. We also provide hot meals and new clothes if needed.
client enjoying a meal

Positive futures

The Health & Wellbeing Centre gives clients a sense of community and acceptance. Our services give them more positive futures, and we provide support and coaching along their journey.
clients at the purfleet christmas lunch
clients enjoying a meal at the day centre
We are committed to offering the appropriate level of support to enable an individual to access the information and help they need; our initial assessments help us to understand the needs of our clients and provides us with the information we need to work with them to put together a support plan to enable and empower them to achieve their person goals.
outcomes star
We use the Outcomes Star monitoring tool to work with each individual at their own pace to build confidence, address specific needs and to improve their life skills so they can live independently and contribute positively to their community.

Health & Fitness

At the Health & Wellbeing Centre, we actively encourage clients to engage in our fitness activities. Exercise is a great way of not only keeping fit and healthy but stimulating the mind and building confidence.

clients on a wellbeing walk
clients on a wellbeing walk

Our regularly held ‘Walking for Wellbeing’ sessions let clients relax and allows them to open up more. The clients love our Walking for Wellbeing sessions and they really feel the difference in their mental and physical health by connecting to nature and each other.

clients playing football
clients playing football

Our weekly football sessions give clients the chance to build bonds amongst their teammates and express themselves through sport. Team sports are a brilliant way to de-stress and learn important communication skills.

swimarathon team
swimarathon team

We hold weekly swimming groups at Alive St. James Swimming Pool. This allows our clients to learn fun but important swimming skills that might not have had chance to learn before.

client in the purfleet gym
client in the purfleet gym

The Health and Wellbeing Centre has a purpose built gym, New Beginnings, for clients to start their fitness journey. We find that when clients engage in our gym, they can distract themselves from any problems they might have and focus on something positive.

Find out more about our activity groups

New Beginnings

Fitness Suite

Our On-Site Gym

We also have our own custom-designed fitness suite on-site at the Health and Wellbeing Centre. New Beginnings provides clients with one-to-one and group fitness sessions organised by our resident trainer as well as the opportunity for individual fitness training.

The gym has a rowing machine, free weights, static bike, punching bag, multigym equipment and more.

We encourage all clients to get involved with the gym, whether it be in groups or alone. The gym allows clients to push themselves in something new, gives them a distraction from their often hectic and difficult personal lives, and gives them a real sense of achievement.

We strongly believe in the power of physical activity in improving mental health and wellbeing. We are so proud to offer this facility at our Health & Wellbeing Centre and are so pleased that our clients find real value in it.

jason outside of our gym

How the Gym helps our clients…

Gerry’s Story

gerry stands outside the purfleet gym

‘Gerry explained he became homeless following a car accident. He was given emergency accommodation then, after becoming involved with The Purfleet Trust, was able to move into one of the charity’s training houses.’

When I found out it had a gym that’s what got me through the door and made me come every day.

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NHS Outreach

The health and wellbeing of everyone involved with Purfleet Trust is a high priority. Alongside our other services at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, we also work closely with partners in social care and the NHS to provide screening, physical and mental health services.

client getting a blood test
  • Do you have a health concern?
  • Are you at risk and would like tests to check your health?
  • Would you like to discuss sexual health with a professional?

We offer all of these services and more in a safe, impartial and confidential manner.

client at the NHS wellbeing clinic
nurse preparing a syringe

Health & Wellbeing Centre

The Purfleet Trust Pathway House, Austin Fields, King’s Lynn PE30 1PH

01553 767829

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