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Helping ease back to school pressures for families

Autumn is one of our busiest times of the year and this year is no different!

Throughout the year, most of us, even the most prepared among us can face various pressures on our household finances. For families in real crisis, trapped in homelessness or destitute these pressures become unbearable and unmanageable. We work to try and prevent homelessness and avoid crisis wherever possible with the aim to keep families together and maintain independence.

Ahead of the new school year we were able to distribute over 500 items of new school uniform, coats, bags, lunch boxes and stationery to children across the city with the help of partner organisations.

Another challenge in autumn is ensuring those in temporary accommodation have the very best chance of returning to safe independent living before Christmas and winter sets in.

We are over the moon that in just the last few weeks, thanks to all the amazing donations of items from our great community we have been able to support another 11 adults and children into safe new independent homes in time for Christmas.

The hard work does not stop there. We always continue to support adults or families in independence for as long as needed to avoid further crisis or homelessness. Our community outreach and move on project is very much a person-centred process that ensures the people we work with are always at the heart of the decision-making process. This ensures they feel invested in their future and raises aspirations.

Follow us on Instagram for more regular updates on what we are up too @hhcp_

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NCS summer 2019 was our biggest yet

We have had an incredibly busy summer this year with our NCS volunteer projects. This year we welcomed over 122 young people to Hull Homeless as part of their social action projects with Tigers Trust and Hymers College for NCS – National Citizen Service.

These amazing young people gave us an incredible 3,660 hours of volunteering over the course of eight weeks, supporting the adults, families, and children we work with. From transforming gardens, decorating new homes, supporting our summer breakfast club for children, raising awareness, collecting supplies, food and organising sponsored events to raise money to help us buy back to school items for children in low income or destitute households.

We absolutely love being part of the NCS programme each summer. Special thanks to Tigers Trust and Hymers college for having us along for the ride again this year.

Well done to the hundreds of young people who took part in NCS across the region this year.

You can see how our summer with NCS progressed on our Instagram page @hhcp_

Visit NCS for more details about how to get involved at https://wearencs.com/

 

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Eastfield primary school walks Humber Bridge for HHCP

In July, the year 5 children at Eastfield primary school were busy collecting sponsors in their bid to walk across the Humber Bridge in aid of Hull Homeless.

We were invited into school to talk to the children about our work with vulnerable and at-risk families and children in Hull. We spoke about how we support them to avoid or escape homelessness and how we help them to achieve and maintain independence.

We could not miss the opportunity to spend the day with the children walking across the Humber bridge with the children and teachers. They were all absolute sweethearts, and all made it across, even those who were scared of heights.

Each class walked across the bridge separately while the other classes visited the fishing heritage museum. Our founder and CEO walked across the bridge and back with each and every class throughout the whole day, it was a very hot and sunny day, thankfully they had plenty of water and sun cream.

The whole year group enjoyed a picnic on the grass at the country park for lunch.

After the walk and all the sponsorship was collected in the children managed to raise over £1400!

Thank you to all the children, parents, and staff at Eastfield Primary for their kindness and amazing effort in helping us to support children in need across Hull.

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Thank you ‘Bags of help’

Yesterday our youngest volunteer Lillie popped in to Tesco St Stephens to update them on our work with children and families after our Groundwork Bags of Help donation. We also bumped into Dulcie the Dove from Dove House Hospice who was fundraising in store.

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Will You Join us for the Hull 10K?

Last year, thousands of people took part in the Hull 10K, including a team that ran in aid of Hull Homeless Community Project. This year’s edition takes place on Sunday 2nd June and we’re looking for people of all abilities who would like to get involved. Read more

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RB Go Above and Beyond

You may remember us saying that RB has teamed up with HHCP to support our essential work across the city. As their official charity partner, we’re receiving enormous support from the company’s entire workforce. This will go toward our Move On project, which helps to transition people into independent living, as well as the purchase of a van for relocating people. Read more

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HHCP Joins the HANA Offices

We regularly welcome people into new environments through our Move On project, so it was exciting for us to get new surroundings for ourselves by moving into the HANA offices on Portland Street. Read more

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SGS Packaging Europe Apprentices Support HHCP

We love it when young people get involved with our charity, so it was fantastic to meet up with a group of enthusiastic apprentices from SGS Packaging Europe to chat about how they can support our ongoing efforts. Read more

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As 2019 approaches, no doubt you’ll be thinking of New Year’s resolutions such as keeping fit or starting a new hobby. So, we had an idea… Whether as an individual or a business, why not invite us to be involved?
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Support a Family in Need through the HHCP Christmas Appeal

The run-up to Christmas has begun – trees are lighting up windows and the shops are full of bargains. It’s an exciting time for some, but not for everyone. Read more