The Medway Street Angels Helping the Homeless

THE MEDWAY STREET ANGELS 
SUITE 1, COBALT HOUSE,
SIR THOMAS LONGLEY ROAD,
MEDWAY CITY ESTATE, ROCHESTER ME2 4BQ

07564 829189

Homelessness is caused for a multiple list of reasons, they are all so closely linked you cannot see which one came first.

Our service users are a range of ages from 19 to 70. We support individuals and families who are either in temporary accommodation or sleeping wherever they feel warm and safe.

We support ex Forces with PTSD, people with mental illness and addictions, runaways, those who suffer from domestic violence, divorcees, widows and other bereavements. The list goes on but in this world we have dual diagnosis.

A mental illness could have caused the divorce, PTSD could have caused the addiction etc. You can never judge or help two people the same, you need to build their trust to see where the issues they are facing may have arisen from.

We are all one pay cheque away from homelessness. Ask yourself how long could you support your family and keep your home without an income.

The homeless do not always have running water, a GP, a dentist, benefits, a post box or a birth certificate. How do they get mental health help without a GP? How do they eat without teeth? How do they get a job without a birth certificate or passport?

Here at MSA we rent a unit. This unit becomes their care of address which gives them an address for post, benefits, a GP, a dentist etc. We can apply for a copy of their birth certificate and, if needed, look after it for them.

We assist with various appointments and meetings because some have forgotten how to have a conversation or would like us there for support. Some are so used to being judged, pitied or abused instead of someone simply asking how their day is going.

We have volunteers who have been trained in first aid and food hygiene plus those who have been trained in drug awareness.

 

 

   

 

 

 

THE MEDWAY STREET ANGELS ASSIST THE HOMELESS AND THOSE IN NEED OF THE MEDWAY, MAIDSTONE AND SWALE AREAS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE…

"I am so happy that The Medway Street Angels came to my rescue

-RUSS,
Chatham

How to help us

We can't do what we do without you, so hold a coffee morning, a sponsored event, a charity evening or donate old clothes, toiletries and unused gifts.

CHATHAM & ROCHESTER: Outreach is Monday, Wednesday & Friday with a soup kitchen on Thursday. MAIDSTONE: Monday & Wednesday is a soup kitchen.

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Homelessness

Homelessness can be brought on by poor physical health, mental health problems, alcohol and drugs issues, bereavement, experience of care, experience of the criminal justice system and a whole lot more.

Poverty, inequality, unemployment, income policies and lack of education are also possible causes.

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Contact Us

Our Management Team is made up of Amber Gilbert, Carly Mills and Marie Jordan.

They were the inspiration behind the start-up of The Medway Street Angels in September 2016.

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