December 30, 2016

Sometimes a listening ear can really help, especially when it’s a humble Gok Wan giving you the time to talk. John lost his home 10 years ago and has recently started writing poetry to reflect on his heartbreaking journey as part of HARP’s meaningful activities program...

December 28, 2016

Students at Official SEEVIC College have been working on a business project that not only supports them to develop skills and boost employability for their future in the business world, but also raised £265 for HARP Southend (Official). When asked what he liked most ab...

December 27, 2016

Kind-hearted hairdressers Bernice and Jill have been visiting HARP to offer free haircuts to people that are homeless for over a year as part of the scheme Haircuts 4 Homeless. They visit every month and offer not just a haircut; they also bring with them quality toile...

December 25, 2016

Santa doesn’t visit when you don’t have a home. Luckily the local community have pulled together and donated 200 Christmas presents; one for each of the people that we will be supporting this Christmas! On behalf of all of us here at HARP, thank you.

December 22, 2016

Students on the 16-18 year old study programme at Southend Adult Community College have been working hard over the last 6 weeks to plan, design and project manage a fundraising campaign ‘Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the Homeless’. They created a stand where they displa...

December 18, 2016

Thanks to the team from Sand Royale Investment in Leigh-on-Sea who volunteered for us yesterday at The Royals Shopping Centre in Southend. They raised a HUGE £433 to help local homeless people to have access to the shelter, food and support they need this Christmas. We...

December 17, 2016

Thank you to the employees at The Royal Bank of Scotland who volunteered their time to raise money for local homeless people at The Royals Shopping Centre last week.

RBS have also agreed to match all the money collected over the whole of last week! Their generosity will...

December 17, 2016

Thank you to the children of Seabrook college who put a fantastic amount of effort into collecting donations to give to local homeless people this Christmas. These gifts and goods will help us bring Christmas to those we support, providing comfort and food throughout t...

December 16, 2016

Spirits were high at HARP after a visit from special Christmas panto guests, Gok Wan and Brian Conley,  who spent time at our day centre chatting to people and hearing their stories. Their visit brought countless smiles to those they met and we cannot thank Southend Th...

December 16, 2016

Christmas spirit is rife at The Deanes School as 15-year old Amie Dalton and friends present an overwhelming donation of food to support our Christmas Appeal. Amie chose HARP Southend as she said that “figures show that the number of people living on the streets is ris...

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