September 29, 2017

The wonderful people at Essex Letting Angels have volunteered their time and skills to give our new charity shop, which will be opening very soon on Eastwood Road North in Leigh-on-Sea, a much needed facelift.

Before we open the new shop's doors to the public, it needed...

September 27, 2017

A group of HARP residents, who have been working hard at a local allotment, helped to make a beautiful display from vegetables, herbs, plants and flowers that they have grown at this year’s Southend Flower Festival.

The group’s handiwork was on display in a special spac...

September 19, 2017

First coming to HARP as a service user 17 years ago, Marie recently decided to come back to volunteer her time by running a support group for local homeless women and female HARP residents. At the groups, Marie has been drawing from her own experiences to support and i...

September 15, 2017

The support of the public allows us to do what we do and, as always, there are so many people we need to thank! Here are just a few:

•   Birdwood Bakery - Leigh Road
•   T Harrison Butchers
•   Jim’s Joint
•   Marks & Spencer Southend
•   DJ Superstore
•   The fantastic...

September 15, 2017

55th Leigh-on-Sea Scout Troop are Sleeping Out this October to raise money for HARP! 

The group, based at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Leigh-on-Sea, are taking part in The Really Big South Essex Sleep Out on October 7th, swapping their beds for sleeping bags to raise m...

September 8, 2017

One of our properties has had a refurb, meaning that the total number of formerly homeless people we can accommodate has increased to 174! As well as being given a modern face lift, the property is now able to accommodate up to 10 people (up from 8!), who are taking st...

September 1, 2017

As we gear up for our Really Big South Essex Sleep Out in October, two friends who took part last year share how the challenge changed their view about homelessness for good.

When Cass Francis and Tina Bennett signed up for the Really Big South Essex Sleep Out in 2...

September 1, 2017

Southend High Street’s newest bar and restaurant, Molo Lounge, has raised £1,056 to support HARP!

Molo Lounge, who opened their doors earlier this year, partnered up with us, donating 50p of every burger and 10p of every coffee sold in their first month of trading to lo...

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