Bury Drop In aims to provide a safe place for the homeless and those with housing needs in Bury St Edmunds. We provide warm food, friendship, and introductions to various local agencies and support groups ranging from health to housing.
Launched in September 2015, we are a registered charity. Since starting out, the number of guests attending Bury Drop In has grown from around 5 guests to 60 guests per a session.
In October 2018, we launched an alternative giving campaign called “Looking for Change" in Bury St Edmunds. This encourages people to help the homeless by text or online donations. This campaign welcomes backing from a number of partners including West Suffolk Council, Our Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Police and Bury St Edmunds Town Council.
Due to the success of our campaign, we teamed up with the Newmarket InterFaith Forum to launch the Looking For Change alternative giving campaign in Newmarket in March 2019.
In September 2019, with support from Realise Futures, we introduced a self-help group to progress individuals using the drop in to become more independent and to develop their daily living skills.
While we are a Christian-based organisation, our services are open to all
We benefit from a dedicated team of volunteer trustees and managers, who bring a vast amount of experience with them. Click here for further information about our management team.
We rely heavily on our devoted team of volunteers, who provide support from welcoming guests to serving food, at every session.
We are urgently in need of more volunteers, especially befrienders. Click here to find out more about our volunteering opportunities.