Harbour Place, Grimsby
The aim of Harbour Place is to prevent homelessness and ultimately to eradicate rough sleeping in the Grimsby area. They believe that everyone is capable of change and they aim to provide a supportive environment and meaningful activities, which will help to reverse the spiral of rough sleeping.
Harbour Place has been working in the East Marsh area of Grimsby for 22 years. It moved into new premises in Hope Street, Grimsby six months ago. The premises have a night shelter with 15 beds available. The charity also has another shelter in Albert Street West. As well as the night shelters they also provide a drop in centre during the day, five days a week. Users of the service suffer from problems with addiction and a high proportion of clients also have significant mental health issues. Navigo, the mental health provider for North East Lincolnshire, provides volunteers to support clients at Harbour Place.
The Tribune Trust are pleased to be able to support Harbour Place in their community garden project. The aim is to involve their service users and local residents in the planning, development and maintenance of a community garden.
They want to build raised beds, sheds and a greenhouse to grow fruit and vegetables, which will be given to their clients, local residents and used in the kitchen at the Centre.
The Director of the Tribune Trust, John Ford, is shown presenting a cheque to Andrew Brown, the Chair of the Board of Trustees.