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.

HANA (Humber All Nations Alliance) is a crucial organisation that works with people from black and minority ethnic communities, as well as others who share the aim to promote well-being and inclusion throughout Hull and East Yorkshire. This means that we’re in very good company, as we’re now surrounded by fantastic professionals who dedicate their time to supporting individuals, families and neighbourhoods in all kinds of ways.

Our office is really cosy and has just the right atmosphere for our clients, providing a warm welcome for everyone who walks through our doors. There are multiple rooms that we use for a variety of training sessions, drop-ins, meetings and other activity, so we’re chuffed to bits to be part of the HANA community.

Being based down Portland Street (next to St Stephen’s and behind Hull Truck Theatre) also means that we’re highly accessible for service users and associates. This helps to make our Monday drop-in sessions even easier for people to get involved in, as they’re open to anybody who’s either homeless themselves, worried about becoming homeless or being evicted, trying to escape domestic abuse or exploitation, or a friend or family member of someone who requires advice and guidance.

These sessions start at 10am every Monday and the last appointment is at 2pm, giving people the opportunity to have a friendly, helpful and unbiased chat, enjoy a cuppa and something to eat (we have cereal bars, crisps, Pot Noodles and other yummy snacks), and get to know how Hull Homeless Community Project can help now and in the future. We also have sleeping bags, gloves and other items to keep you warm, so if you or someone you know needs a little help, make sure to visit us at our new home.

As well as our CEO, Andrew, we have Caroline, Lead Support Worker, and Holly, a new volunteer. We’re always ready to meet with people and offer tips, guidance and support, plus being based in HANA means that there are native speakers and interpreters for a range of languages, including Polish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Russian and many others. Between us, we cover everything that people facing homelessness or isolation might need in order to stay safe and in control.

We’re also delighted to say that we’ve received funding from the Community Safety Partnership, which is being invested into a new drop-in session for vulnerable women each Wednesday. The funding enables Caroline to work 16 hours a week for a full year, meaning that she’s always here to support vulnerable women who are escaping abuse, coming out of prison or in another difficult situation.

To find out more about HHCP’s services, give us a call on 01482 231278.

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