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BCARS: working together

Not all those who beg on our streets are rough sleepers – here are some practical ways to make sure your help gets to those who really need it…

You can give directly to Sleepsafe through Localgiving here

Did you know Street Support have a website and App with lots of information on how to help rough sleepers in the local area.

Sleepsafe is not just reliant on financial donations, we also need the following:

 

Clothing

New underwear (male and female): socks, gloves and woolly hats

Delivery: please phone Faithworks’ office to arrange delivery of donations

If you wish to donate large quantities of clothing to those rough sleeping, please contact Hope AOK Rucksack Appeal by emailing: hopeaokrucksackappeal@hopehts.com  Hope AOK Rucksack Appeal provide clothing for rough sleepers supported by Sleepsafe.

Toiletries & Towels

Travel size: anti-bacterial hand gel, combs, deodorant, hand cream, lip salve, nail clippers, shampoo, shaving gel, shower gel, razor blades, wash bags and Vaseline

Large bath towels are also needed for the Half-time project and when Sleepsafe guests move in to their own accommodation.

Delivery: please phone Faithworks’ office to arrange delivery of toiletries and bath towels, or for large deliveries please phone our Homelessness Worker on: 07731 858625

Wind-up radios and torches

Please deliver wind-up radios and torches to Faithworks’ office

Bedding

Please note – we do not hand bedding out to those sleeping on the streets however the following is useful for Sleepsafe and for guests when they move in to their own accommodation:

Brand new: pillows, pillow covers, single duvets, single duvet covers and sleeping bags

Delivery: please phone Faithworks’ office to arrange delivery of bedding or for large deliveries please phone our Homelessness Worker on: 07731 858625

Food

Items needed at Half-time: cartons of orange juice (small cartons) and fruit drinks, cereals, chocolate biscuits, hot dogs, jars of coffee, fresh fruit, nutritional snacks, sugar, tins of chunky soup (with a ring pull), tins of beans and spreads such as marmite, peanut butter and jam

Delivery: please phone Half-time, during open hours, to arrange delivery.  Half-time is open: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 1pm and Saturday, 9am – 12pm.  Telephone: 07743 386910

*And don’t forget Faithworks’ Food Banks need food donations as well!
For our nearest Food Bank to you see here