THE MEDWAY STREET ANGELS
SUITE 1, COBALT HOUSE,
SIR THOMAS LONGLEY ROAD,
MEDWAY CITY ESTATE, ROCHESTER ME2 4BQ
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.
AT THE MEDWAY STREET ANGELS
WE AIM TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS
AND THOSE IN NEED IN THE MEDWAY
AREA IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE…
"I am so happy that The Medway Street Angels came to my rescue-RUSS,