Hull Homeless Community Project
The Tribune Trust is supporting the Hull Homeless Community project who are providing a valuable service to the homeless community in Hull.
The Hull Homeless Community Project was established in May 2016 and their mission is to assist the homeless community in Hull to find shelter and provide them with advice and assistance in relation to their finances, mental and physical health.
They provide a weekly drop in service for women who are at risk of homelessness, re-offending or who are fresh out of prison. They provide this service in partnership with the Together Women Project and Humberside Probation Service. They also provide a drop in service for rough sleepers and those with housing needs.
The project provides a wide range of services, which include assistance with finding accommodation, practical move on support such as furniture and white goods, grant finding, signposting, probation support, benefits advice, help with rent arrears and debt, food parcels or simply a non-judgemental ear to talk to.
A large proportion of the people they support are alcohol or drug dependent or suffer from mental health problems. The project therefore works very closely with other agencies in the City.
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Debbie Rosenberg, is shown presenting a cheque to Andrew Smith the founder of the Hull Homeless Community Project..