November 8, 2019

HARP residents of HARP have been helping to clean up the town’s war memorial ahead of Remembrance Day as part of a project that sees them giving back to the community.

On Friday 8th November, a team of volunteers made up of HARP service users joined Southend Borough Cou...

November 6, 2019

There is a common misconception that someone who is homeless or has no permanent address cannot vote, but that's not true! 

If you are homeless, sofa surfing, or between permanent homes, we want to encourage you to vote in the upcoming election on 12th December, because...

October 28, 2019

We're calling calling on local people who love running – or want to start running – to take on a challenge in solidarity with homeless people in Southend.

We have 10 places in the Vitality Big Half and five places in the Vitality London 10,000 in 2020, and we are inviti...

October 8, 2019

In June 2017, Marie was evicted by her landlord with no notice and nowhere else to go. Having already overcome homelessness in the past, Marie knew she could come straight to HARP for help. Now, nearly three years later, Marie has moved into her own council flat, marki...

September 19, 2019

Karina has been cooking breakfast and lunch at our complex needs accommodation once a week for nearly two years. We caught up with her to find out just why she loves it so much.

“I originally began volunteering after being made redundant to gain more experience working...

September 19, 2019

"Just because someone is at rock bottom doesn’t mean they can’t fly in the future.” 

Donna is one of our Support Workers at the Bradbury Day Centre. As a first point of contact, she plays a pivotal role in helping our service users to avoid or escape homelessness. We ch...

September 2, 2019

We are inviting families and community groups to mark World Homeless Day by taking part in The Really Big South Essex Sleep Out.

Our annual fundraising event takes place on or around the closest Saturday to World Homeless Day, which this year falls on Thursday 10th Octo...

August 22, 2019

As it is a long weekend, we’d like to make everyone aware of the services available for local homeless people in Southend over the bank holiday. If you speak to someone in need over the weekend, please pass this information on to them. Enjoy your long weekend from all...