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, Bury Drop In is a registered charity, supporting around 130 registered guests.
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.
In September 2019, we introduced a self-help progression group called Table 1 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.