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Our response to Covid-19

With the news that increasingly strict measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus in the UK, we wanted to let you know we are carrying on as normal best we can to support our at risk and isolated customers who have no one else. Social distancing and isolation are already a reality for many people we work for, so at present:

♡ We are still providing our tailored vulnerable women and general drop-in services but, on an appointment, only basis for the time being
♡ We are still conducting our home visits and advocacy service were appropriate
♡ We have started to increase the amount of emergency food parcels we are delivering to our vulnerable adults and families; however, we are running out of store cupboard food and essentials like loo roll and hand soap, we maybe have a few weeks’ worth left at most.

Many fundraising events are being cancelled by supporters for many small charities (including us) which is understandable, putting a strain on our invaluable voluntary sector which plugs the gaps in government support for at risk, marginalised adults and children across the country.

Please remember when you are shopping for supplies that we, like many other charities rely on the availability of food and essentials to be able to support those who are not in the position to do so themselves.

As the situation progresses, we will update you with our provision and plans to respond. We would like to wish health and happiness to all our friends and supporters at this time. We hope you and your families stay safe and well.

If you or anyone you know is in crisis, at risk of homelessness, isolated or in need of any support, we can help.
Call us on 01482 231278
Email: info@hullhomeless.co.uk

Other help available:
The Warren for young people 01482 218115
Hull city council housing options walk in or call 01482 300300
Hull foodbank (Jubilee) 01482 224783
CAMHS crisis team 9am – 5pm 01482 303688 0r after 5pm 01482 335600
Adult mental health crisis 01482 301701
Mental health response service 24hrs 01482 301701
Citizens Advice Bureau 0344 411 1444

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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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Helping a Family Move into their Very First Home

Thanks to all your amazing donations and the assistance of a very special little volunteer, this month we were able to help move a family into independent living for the very first time! Read more

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Herbie’s Up and Running

We’ve finally put the finishing touches on Herbie, our mobile community hub and retail coffee van, and he’s already hit the streets of Hull and the East Riding sporting some eye-catching HHCP branding. Read more

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Helping People to Live Independently

Since December 2017, we’ve transitioned 22 beneficiaries back into independent living around Hull. As we move forward into 2018, we want to keep this number rising until we’ve helped more people than ever before. Read more