November 29, 2018

“All these charities working together have pulled me back from the brink.”


When Darren came out of prison at the end of January 2018, he had nowhere to go. He ended up sleeping rough behind a shop on Southend High Street.


“If it wasn’t for the churches and the charitie...

November 28, 2018

HARP, Love Southend and Southend Borough Council are pleased to announce the success of last year’s Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters, as we gear up to once again provide additional space for homeless people in Southend to sleep through the winter months.  

As wel...

November 22, 2018

Give a gift today to support someone like Lucy* this Christmas. 

Christmas is a special time for everyone and it’s particularly important to us at HARP. Whilst most of us are enjoying time with our families and a much needed break, for those living on the streets it can...

November 22, 2018

Lucy* had it all – a good job, a lovely home and a man she was madly in love with, but her world came tumbling down when he cheated on her. Like many other young people her age, she started to go out a lot drinking, but it was never a problem.

She then met who she thoug...

November 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce an increase to the emergency accommodation we can provide to people sleeping rough in Southend.

After a successful trial, we will be offering up to eight additional emergency spaces, seven days a week, for people who are currently sleeping on...

November 5, 2018

On Saturday 3rd November, some of our service users volunteered to support the Southend Roundtable Big Beach Bang at Shoebury East Beach. They volunteered their time to help get the event set up and packed down as part of HARP’s Meaningful Activities program, which aim...

November 1, 2018

We are delighted to announce that throughout November our supporters can vote for us as part of the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Scheme.

Depending on how many votes we receive, we could get a grant of up to £4,000 to support the running costs of HARP’s vehicles. Our vehicles ar...

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