FoodCycle Chelmsford

FoodCycle is a UK-wide initiative whose vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.  In their own words, ‘with community dining, week in, week out we feed the hungry and give company to the lonely in our communities; providing delicious meals and great conversation, and […]

Nightstop and Safewait in Chelmsford

Nightstop Essex offers same-night, emergency accommodation for young people facing homelessness.  This accommodation is offered in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers, who are supported by professional staff. This offers an accommodation option which may be more suitable for young people than traditional homeless shelters. If you are: Aged 16-25 Currently homeless Sofa surfing […]

The CHESS BIG Sleep Out is back but different!

CHESS (Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme) are a Chelmsford based homelessness charity. Their work is centred around ensuring that people who find themselves homeless are supported in ways that enable them to move forward purposefully and in good health. This year, on the 28th of October, they’re hosting a Big Sleepout!    The event will be […]

Chelmsford Rough Sleeper Outreach Service up for Prestigious Award

Chelmsford’s Rough Sleeper Outreach Service run by CHESS and Chelmsford City Council and in partnership with Essex County Council and eight other Essex Authorities, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Working in Partnership Award at the Essex Housing Excellence Awards. The Awards recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary […]

Accommodation to keep ex-offenders off the streets

The City Council and two other agencies working in Chelmsford have secured £100,000 for accommodation to stop ex-offenders from living on the streets when they are released from prison. Breaking the cycle of offending in Chelmsford Prisoners who are released without homes to go to after serving their time can end up sleeping in public […]

An Introduction to: Essex Faith Covenant

Connecting, exploring, taking action together Faith communities play a positive role in their neighbourhood to support people most in need, strengthening resilience, reinforcing local identity and helping to connect communities. The Essex Faith Covenant, the first county-wide Faith Covenant in the UK, was launched on 14th October 2017. It continues to drive the partnership between faith […]