Our day centre, called The Drop In is open. No referral is required.

The Drop In provides a holistic approach when working with the service users to give the individual a realistic chance to break the cycle of homelessness. We do this by:

  • Meeting immediate needs for those in crisis and rough sleeping, including shower facilities, toiletries, use of a washing machine, clothes donations and food through Minnie's Kitchen and emergency Food parcels.
  • Pro-active action to end rough sleeping by providing an open access service with support available including debt management, housing, benefits, mental health, physical health, substance misuse and referrals to specialist services.
  • Opportunities to inspire change, including access to education, training, employment, volunteering, as well as providing a programme of meaningful activities.
  • Providing access to health services including basic health checks with a Health Care Assistant, Hep C testing, Smoking Cessation, STI and pregnancy testing.

The principles of the day centre are that it is open access and removes any barriers to support. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, accepted, valued and not to be judged for any situations they may be facing and should have access to basic needs such as food and clothing, housing and benefit advise along with opportunities to create a better everyday life.

“I like it when it is open. It gets me off the streets all day, or I am in a tent on a field.”