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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Appeal

Those without a home are some of the most vulnerable members of our community, being more likely to have underlying health conditions, which put them at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.


Many also have mental health and addiction problems that make self-isolation and social distancing even more challenging. And new people are still arriving on our streets or live in fear of losing their homes even during the lockdown.

HARP is here to help... but we can't do it without your support!  

Can you help us get through the crisis and keep local homeless people safe?

Please support our emergency appeal

You can make a donation here or text SAFE to 70490 to give £10* 

A HARP, we are working hard to ensure that the people who come to us for help and support continue to get the vital services we provide so they can escape or avoid homelessness, as well as giving them the information they need to stay safe in the current health crisis. We are:

  • Supporting the 214 people who live in our supported and emergency accommodation, including providing meals and helping them to remain socially distanced and self-isolate safely.

  • Helping to provide breakfast to over 100 people who were formerly rough sleeping and have now been placed in B&Bs by the council. 

  • Continuing to provide advice and guidance for local people who are at risk of homelessness. 

  • Working with the council to ensure that anyone newly homeless is housed as quickly as possible. 

  • Ensuring all the people who come to us for help are aware of the social distancing measures at this time and helping them to take appropriate action to stay safe. 

  • Continuing to work closely with other local agencies through the emergency Task Force we set up regarding COVID-19 and homelessness in Southend. 


We need to work together as a community to stay as safe as possible.

Your donation will help provide food, shelter and support for local homeless people in and around Southend.

With fundraising events cancelled, our charity shops closed and no real idea of when this will end, people who are rough sleeping, homeless or at risk of homelessness in Southend still need our help!

Please give generously to help the most vulnerable at this time of need.

Together we can overcome this crisis!  

Thank you so much for your support.


Making a donation will help us to fill the gap in income caused by the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please give what you can to ensure we can continue delivering the vital services to help people to get off the streets - and stay off them! 

Text SAFE to 70490
to Donate £10*

Donating by text message is a quick and easy way to support our emergency appeal. 

*Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

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