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Our breakfast services are available between 9am and 11am Monday to Saturday at The Bradbury Centre.


If you are currently sleeping rough, please come to The Bradbury Centre between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.


If you are sofa surfing, at risk of homelessness, or you are worried about your housing situation, please come to The Bradbury Centre between 1pm and 4pm Monday to Friday.


Depending on your situation, our compassionate team members will be able to offer you food, washing facilities, support and advice.

Bradbury Day Centre

Address: Bradbury Day Centre, 103-107 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2DL

Phone: 01702 430696 

Open: Monday to Friday from 9:00 til 13:00 for people sleeping rough. Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 16:00 for people sofa surfing or at risk of homelessness. Closed bank holidays and weekends

Contact our Bradbury Day Centre if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Southend area. 


Street Link

If you are concerned about the welfare of a rough sleeper, please report them to Street Link. Street Link will then alert the appropriate agencies that can then help the rough sleeper access support and take steps towards a new life away from the streets. You can report a rough sleeper to Street Link by heading to their website or calling: 0300 500 0914.

Local services

Local services

In Southend, there are a number of other services which are here to help you with issues that could relate to your current housing situation. We've listed and linked to some of these below.

Citizens Advice     /     Food banks     /     Employment     /     Mental health     /     Drug & alcohol     /     Abuse     /     Housing

Southend Borough Council services     /     SHIP directory

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities, in a number of areas including benefits, work, debt and money, housing and immigration.

You can also visit our local Citizens Advice office to receive free, confidential and impartial advice on the areas listed above. Click here for their opening times and address.

Call 03444 770 808 to receive, confidential, impartial advice on the areas above from an Essex based Citizens Advice volunteer.

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Food banks

Southend Foodbank provides emergency food to people in crisis, after they have been referred by professional local agencies. Find out how to get referred here.

Storehouse provides food, drink and clothing to people in crisis, as well as signposting them to services relevant to their individual needs.

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Our local Job Centre Plus is located on Tylers Avenue in Southend. Here, you can get advice on claiming the right benefits you are entitled to, and professional help with looking for work. 

Advice on finding a new job, including CV and interview tips, ideas for increasing your skills and experience and job search ideas.

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Mental health

Trust Links is Southend’s charity for wellbeing and mental health support. Through their different projects, they offer therapeutic gardening and other services to help people through difficult times and find a path to recovery.

Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community health services.

Mind provide a number of support services to people in Southend that are experiencing issues with their mental health.

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Drug & alcohol

NA is a non-profit group for people battling a drug addiction. As well as regular meetings in Southend, you can also access online and written support through their website.

AA is a non-profit group for people battling alcohol addiction. You can access information on their website, call their helpline 0800 9177 650 or attend one of their local meetings.

In Southend, CGL run STARS, which provides help, advice and interventions for adults who have issues with substance misuse in a friendly, supportive, non-judgemental setting.

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SOS Domestic Abuse Projects supporting women, men, children and families who have been affected by domestic abuse in Southend.

SOS Rape Crisis is a specialist service that is dedicated to supporting women and children who have survived sexual abuse and violence.

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Family Mosaic’s Southend Floating Support service offers support to people experiencing problems that might be impacting on their health, housing or financial wellbeing.

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Southend Borough Council services

The Hub works with a number of local agencies to provide support in a number of areas including understanding personal finance, understanding benefits, learning to use computers, tenancy advice and help if you’re at risk of becoming homelessness. The Hub is based in Southend, Shoeburyness and Leigh-on-Sea.

Essential Living Fund helps people who are trying to set themselves up in the community after a period of unsettlement, people that are under exceptional pressure and people with short term emergency needs by providing furniture, white goods, clothing, household goods, decorating equipment and covering travel costs.

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SHIP directory

SHIP is Southend's central point for information, advice and guidance on local services and organisations that can help you increase your independence and wellbeing. Areas include money advice, housing support and health information.

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