Tackling homelessness in response to cost of living crisis

Bury Drop In is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding from West Suffolk Community Chest cost-of-living support 2024/25. The impact of the cost-of-living crisis is particularly severe for the homeless and vulnerably housed. Alarming pressure has increased the number of people attending sessions and forced demand on its services. The charity provides a nutritious cooked meal in a safe place, working together with West Suffolk Council rough sleeper service and NHS Health Outreach and other local agencies to ensure that guests get the best support available. In addition, emergency provisions including take-away food, toiletries, sleeping bags and tents are handed out to rough sleepers and street homeless. The charity relies on volunteers to effectively deliver two drop in sessions weekly, held at Trinity Methodist Church, 11 am-1.30 pm. As a sharp rise forces the number of people attending sessions up by 25%, the charity is looking to involve new volunteers, supporting between 40-50 guests per session. For more information on volunteering with Bury Drop In and how to apply, please visit our webpage on volunteering.

Cost of living crisis

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