Here at the Foxton Centre we run a Day Centre for the homeless and rough sleepers in the city …
Each day in our Day Centre we attempt to meet the practical needs that people have to make their life a little more bearable.
In the mornings we offer a free cooked breakfast for the homeless to ensure they have some hot nutritious food. We have showers so that people can get themselves clean and we carry a stock of clothing so that people have something to wear. We also have a washing machine and drier so that clothes can be kept clean
However we aren’t just about maintaining people in a difficult position, we want to help people change their lives. So we have a team of qualified staff, students and volunteers who help address the wider needs that people have.
We do this by making a plan with people about the things they want to sort out this might include;
In the really bad weather we open the doors of our building to let people sleep in the relative safety of the building and during the ‘Beast from the East’ snow storms in 2018 we had 28 people sleep here.
In 2017 we served over 5000 breakfasts and on average we find housing for 14 people each month. We have recently helped a 73 year old man secure £8,000 in pension payments he was entitled to.
“The Foxton Centre have helped me so much, they have supplied a sleeping bag, ensured I was off the street whilst waiting for the supported housing interview and much more. Just to be able to shower, change clothes and have a hot meal. I am grateful for all the support including the member of staff attending my interview and knowing what to say as I have never done this before. I was given hope.”