October 9, 2020

We are calling for local people who are worried about losing their home to come forward and ask for help before ending up on the streets.

We want as many people as possible to know about our homelessness prevention services ahead of World Homeless Day on Saturday 10th...

October 9, 2020

Joinah became homeless after leaving an unhappy marriage and suffering from severe depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress caused by childhood abuse. Joinah is now staying with HARP and focussing on recovery as she prepares for the future.

“I worked for the whole...

September 18, 2020

Ray had been moving between the homes of different friends and family for 20 years, having lost his home when the death of his mother in 1999 had a profound effect on him. When his options eventually ran out, Ray spent a few days sleeping in his car before he found out...

September 18, 2020

Ian volunteers his time for our complex needs accommodation on Saturdays, helping with lunch preparation, clearing and washing up, as well as helping at some of HARP’s fundraising events. Ian told us more about why he volunteers:

“Initially I was planning to volunteer a...

September 18, 2020

Prakash is a Project Worker for our Floating Support Team, and personally supports 23 of the residents in our 222 rooms. Here, Prakash tells us more about his role:

How did you get started with HARP?

I discovered HARP in 2012 when I had been made redundant and was strugg...

August 26, 2020

A total of 359 people from Southend and the surrounding areas added their name to our "It's Time" campaign to end street homelessness by HARP, Southend’s Homeless Charity.

We launched the campaign to rally people in the Southend area to help make the most of the good wo...

August 17, 2020

We are inviting local people in Southend to join our new campaign calling on local MPs to use their influence in Parliament to end street homelessness.

Our new “It’s Time” campaign aims to rally people in the Southend area to help make the most of the good work done to...

June 18, 2020

We are staggering the opening of our charity shops in order to make sure we can do so in a way that is safe for all volunteers, staff and customers. We now have an initial plan for easing out of lockdown.  

We are taking a shop-by-shop approach to ensure tha...

June 12, 2020


This year's HARP24 may be postponed but 100 lucky supporters purchased our limited edition HARP24 T-shirt!
We know how much our runners love their HARP24 T-shirt with many missing the chance to add to their collection. And we love seeing you wearing them with...

May 28, 2020

Jack is 25 years old and came to HARP in June 2019 after being evicted by his landlord. 

He had been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for years and had even been homeless for a while when he was just 19. His dad was able to take him in but died when Jack was o...

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