About Us

Bury Drop In serves people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Our guests include the street homeless, rough sleepers, and ‘sofa-surfers.’ We also care for those in temporary accommodation (e.g. hotels and hostels) and people who were homeless but need some support to avoid falling back into homelessness.

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​.

Our Mission

In Christian love, to provide effective access to a wide range of services to homeless or vulnerably housed individuals and families in Bury St. Edmunds so they may experience a brighter future.

Our Vision

To care for and inspire homeless people as we work to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Management

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.

Volunteers

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.