01622 674064

Registered Charity Number 1048081

Are you or is someone you know homeless or facing the prospect?

If so we can help you.

  • Maidstone Day Centre is open from from 8am to 2pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 12 noon Friday and Saturday mornings 9-12.
  • If you are homeless or worried that you could become so, then please come and talk to us at:
  • Maidstone Day Centre
    15 Knightrider Street
    Maidstone
    ME15 6LP
  • You can ring us on: 01622 674064
    or send an e-mail to:

    info@homelessinmaidstone.org.uk

For more information or if your organisation would like to hear from one of our speakers, please contact us on 01622 674064

OR info@homelessinmaidstone.org.uk

What makes us so successful?

As a long established local charity we understand how difficult it can be to ask for help but we are able to respond immediately to the needs of an individual so there is no waiting list. We have a small, experienced and dedicated staff who are here 5 days a week, rain or shine.

We know that there are many men and women who without our support might still be homeless but  we are also aware that there there are others waiting to be housed and sadly that is unlikely to change; every week we have new people registering for help.

Just imagine this scenario;

You have a job and live alone in a rented flat -you lose your job and can't find another one; your landlord will not accept Housing Benefit to pay the rent and so you are homeless. Not everyone has a family or friends to fall back on so what would you do? You are likely to feel scared, embarrassed, frightened and very lonely.

How do we help?

We understand how fear can present as aggression, how embarrassment can come over as arrogance and how difficult it is to ask for help. We can be the one constant in people's lives when their world is turned upside down.

We first of all provide the basic needs such as good food, hot showers and clean clothes and then we take the time to listen and to look at what that individual needs because one rule does not fit all.

Where do our clients come from?

People arrive from many different paths, newly homeless, long term rough sleepers, those with mental health problems, and those suffering from drug/alcohol addiction. It can take time to help someone back into housing and a stable lifestyle and the transition may not be easy but we are there for just as long as we are needed.

We know that homelessness can happen to anyone.

  uCan you help us please?

Many of us are worried about making ends meet and spending cuts have had a significant effect on Day Centre funding. We would be very grateful for any contribution you were able to make. Any amount, however small, would help us to make life more comfortable for our homeless men and women. The help we give is according to the need of an individual; this could be a night's B & B accommodation (at £40-50 a night ) for a homeless person who has just been released from hospital with no accommodation to go to. It may be just the costs of the documentation to prove someone's identity, without which Benefits, housing and the prospect of work are impossible.

Donating on line is safe and easy - just click the orange DONATE button above and follow the instructions. If you are a UK tax payer then you can Gift Aid your donation and increase your gift by 25p  for each pound at no extra cost to you. Please download a Gift Aid form when you click the orange button.

Thank you for your kindness.

 

info@homelessinmaidstone.org.uk

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