March 27, 2020

The government has launched an initiative to make sure all rough sleepers are accommodated to enable social distancing and, where required, self-isolation. Here are the latest updates related to HARP and wider services for homeless people in Southend:

All rough sleepers...

March 23, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to close all of our charity shops with immediate effect.

All of our shops will be closed for a minimum of two weeks from 23rd March 2020 and possibly longer, depending on how the situation dev...

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is proving devastating for many organisations, including HARP, as we are forced to cancel fundraising events, close charity shops, and deliver services with fewer staff and volunteers because of the required social distancing and self-isolation...

March 13, 2020

As you will have seen in the news, the Government yesterday announced that the UK's response to the Coronavirus outbreak has moved into the "delay" phase, and as such, the guidance for the public has changed.

At HARP, we are aware that it may not be easy or even possibl...

March 12, 2020

Mark now works for HARP’s property team but he initially came to our Bradbury Day Centre as a rough sleeper needing support.

Mark found himself on the streets after losing his job and the accommodation that came with it when the owners of the hotel chain he worked for d...

March 11, 2020

Simon volunteers at HARP’s supported accommodation for people with complex needs, cooking and helping with admin tasks such as ordering the food delivery. He still lives with HARP and is on the waiting list for a local housing association. Simon shares why he loves to...

March 6, 2020

Catherine is the Transitions Coordinator for our complex needs and supported housing projects, which includes 49 bed spaces across six different properties. Here, Catherine shares more about her role.

What's the first thing you do when you get to work?

"I start by check...

March 5, 2020

Staff, volunteers and supporters of HARP have been shocked and saddened by the death of Noel Kelleway, a passionate supporter of our charity who passed away recently following a short illness.

Noel is a co-founder of HARP24, our annual 24-hour relay challenge, which sta...

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