Over the past few years we have seen more and more homeless people on our streets and sadly the number is growing, not just here but across the whole of the country. It can be very upsetting to see someone in such a desperate situation, but what is the best way to help?
The best way to assist someone you see sleeping rough is to support one of the charities that are there to help them. Rushcliffe is home to the Friary, working locally to end homelessness – a UK registered charity.
Based at 46 Musters Road, West Bridgford (NG2 7PR), the Friary offers the following:
Hot food, Shower, Laundry, Clothing, Food parcels.
Doctor, Nurse, Optician, Chiropodist.
Advice and support
Housing, benefits and welfare rights, job seeking, obtaining ID, opening a bank account, IT support, help finding online training courses, CV writing, signposting to Drug and Alcohol Services, plus emotional Support.
the Friary is open Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 – 13:00 (for all homeless and unemployed) and Tues, Thurs 08.30 – 11:00 (for rough sleepers only)
Last year, the Friary had more than 17,000 visits, helping 1,000 different people including 250 rough sleepers.
Being homeless doesn’t mean you can’t claim benefits – the Friary helps people to access the financial support they are entitled to.
To support the Friary or to find out more about their work please visit: www.the-friary.org.uk
They welcome help from individuals, businesses and corporates through volunteering and fundraising.
If you see people in cold weather who you’re concerned about, please contact Framework on the number below, or call 999 in an emergency.
Framework’s Street Outreach Team 0800 066 5356 (24 hours call free)
They will ensure one of their Outreach Workers visits that person and offers them welfare and emotional support as well as assisting towards getting them off the streets and into accommodation.
The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and disadvantaged people to rebuild their lives. We achieve this by providing practical help, advice and emotional support for all those who need it.