Progress with Homeless Project in Southend – Update

We are making continuously progress towards our goal to bring a long-lasting change to end homelessness in Southend, Essex.

12th January 2016 – S.H.A.N. Meeting in Southend

We joined together with Homeless Street Hub  (Founder Jo Bates – check out the website here or the FB GROUP here… ) to achieve our goal of creating a Secondchance Hotel in Southend for the homeless. Together with other charities and in co-operation with Southend Council we work very committed to bring this idea alive.

Want to know more about the idea of the Second Chance Hotel. Or you would like to join and support us? Have a look here…

(all charities and social services were present who support and help to end homelessness in Southend)

The energy that is created by all its passionate helpers in Southend is stunning and it might be an inspiration for other places in the world to follow this example. For any questions, advice, information and help please contact the following services or charities.

Services, Charities and Helpers that make the change happen in Southend:

HARP – provides hostels for rough sleepers and access to other emergency shelters. It provides advice and practical help and support.
Access service via HARP DAY CENTER.
Tel: 01702 – 430696, Adress: The Bradbury Centre, 103 -107 York Road, Southend, Open Monday to Friday: 9am – 3.30pm
HARP offer a drop in service via telephone.
HARP offers an out of hours service via telephone.
(5pm – 9pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am – 5pm Sat + Sun)

CAST (Communities + Asylum Seeker Together) support, facilitates the hosting of asylum seekers. Email:

Supported Accomodation can be accessed via Access Point Referral Panel, facilitated by Family Mosaic. Tel. 01702 – 445870, 0845 – 6027895, Adress: 13 Clarence Road, Southend.

Housing Advice:

Southend-on-Sea Housing Options offers advice and assistance for homeless people.
Tel: 01702 – 215002, Adress: Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend.
Open Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm – Offers an out of hours emergency service via telephone.

Citizens Advice Southend
Tel: 0344 4770808, Adress: 1 Church Road, Southend; Open Mond. to Fri, 10am – 4pm

Streetlink for reporting people who are homeless (and self reporting) in oeder to get help – Tel: 0300 – 5000914
This also links with St. Mungos outreach service, who may provide help.

Homeless Link: links homeless services

Various Advice and Support

Storehouse food parcels, refreshments, assist with benefits, housing issues, formal and informal training, counselling and floating support.
Tel: 01702 612900, Adress: Coleman Street Community Centre, Southend. Services for mixed, ladies, men, families: check for times.

Salvation Army
offers hot drinks, snacks, food parcels, sleeping bags and flaks.
Tel.:01702 – 348999
Adress Citadel Corps, Clarence Street, Southend
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 am – 12noon

to be continued soon….

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