December 22, 2017

The children at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Leigh-on-Sea are getting excited about Christmas, but not because of the gifts they are hoping to receive, but because of the gifts they are giving local homeless charity, HARP this yule-tide.

The children have been...

December 20, 2017

Before coming to HARP, David was homeless for over a decade. When he split up with his wife in 1994, he lost his property too. He worked all over the country - doing household removals - staying in hotels or on friend’s sofas. After ten years, the long working hours an...

December 20, 2017

“I was so negative about Christmas. It made my mental health get worse. I thought to myself, what am I going to do? Christmas day on the street or in a squat with no gas or electricity? But, thanks to HARP, I got a nice bed and a lovely meal.”

In the build up to Christm...

December 15, 2017

Let local homeless people know where to get a festive meal this Christmas!

This time of the year can be particularly hard for homeless people. But, our fantastic local community are once again helping to make it a little bit easier by giving up their time to provide vul...

December 15, 2017

Southend’s Homeless Charity, HARP, offered those they support the opportunity to get involved with a community Christmas Tree Festival being held at Holy Trinity Church in Rayleigh, and the charity were thrilled to come third out of the 36 tree entries thanks to having...

December 12, 2017

We are thrilled to have received another 5 star food hygiene rating from the Southend Council and Environmental Health!

At HARP we recognise that food is an important part of life for all of us. We want to give people who are homeless the best possible opportunity to ob...

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