We are a group of agencies that work in Ipswich helping those who are homeless or who are at the risk of being made homeless. We exist to try and address the issues that lead to people becoming homeless, as well as assisting those who are homeless in finding new accommodation.
We want YOU to know all about the good work that is going on in Ipswich and to show you the best way to support someone who you might see sleeping rough or begging on the streets of Ipswich. We will use the money donated to help those in need and to fund projects in Ipswich that seek to Help Our Homeless.
We will update this website to show you where your money has been spent and the difference it has made to the lives of the people who have benefited from it. So keep coming back to visit us!
We have already responded to individual requests for financial support from funds received via the Help Our Homeless Campaign.
HOH paid 50% of Bed and Breakfast costs to support an individual who had to be hospitalised for surgery. There was a bed available at a local hostel but this would not be ready in time and so HOH bridged the gap and was able to provide funding for temporary accommodation so this individual could access the hospital. Surgery would not have been possible if housing had not been available.
The Steering Group members worked together to fill 14 rucksacks with necessary items for our clients - toiletries, socks, underwear, gloves etc. These items were kindly donated by the people of Ipswich, for the people of Ipswich who are homeless. The rucksacks were handed out at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and guests at Cavendish lodge.
A Polish national was unable to find a job due to an expired passport. HOH paid half of his train fare to London, and other agencies contributed towards the balance, and the cost of the passport.
HOH purchased suitable clothing for a street homeless individual who attended hospital in London. A dressing gown, pyjamas, slippers and toiletries were purchased together with a rucksack for carrying the goods.
A young person presented at a local agency needing respite from rough sleeping (prior to a Mental Health Assessment). HOH was able to match fund B&B costs for the weekend until further funding could be obtained from the Rough Sleeper Initiative which allowed another 3 nights in temporary accommodation until alternative housing options could be explored.
A family has been hoarding things for around 2 years - this includes old clothes, empty packaging and old toys. They started hoarding because one of the children could not cope with anything being thrown away due to a mental health illness. Now the family is accessing mental health support services and feel they are able to start clearing their house. By identifying and successfully applying for funding for the skip’s permit (to prevent eviction) you have contributed to the family improving their well-being and progressing towards their agreed objectives and a reduction on the demand being placed on various support services. The skip will require a permit from Suffolk County Council due it having to be placed on the roadside adjacent to the house.
Marion Harvey, wearing her hat as Trustee of The Friends of Ipswich County Library, presented Susie Mills, Manager of the Ipswich Locality Homelessness Partnership with a cheque to the value of £250 for the Help Our Homeless Initiative. The money was raised at the annual Christmas Quiz on 29 November 2017. Susie says “A huge thank you to all the friends at The Central Library for their generous giving and support. Remember it is OK to say NO to begging.
We have a network of help points around Ipswich where you can give any donations to the project. They are listed below, and also shown on the map on the right.
Payment can be made via BACS:
Account Number: 0000 4000
Sort Code: 23 44 48
MUST PUT REFERENCE: 800 109 714
Please visit a Help Point listed above to donate to our project. For any other enquiries, please contact Susie on email@example.com