Homelessness service

Homeless and vulnerable people - can you help donate anything?

The Churches in Markfield have a strong connection with the Falcon Centre in Loughborough. They do amazing work all through the year but at Christmas and in the winter this is more needed than ever! - www.falconsupportservices.org.uk

 

Sunday 1st December we have our homelessness service which will be at the Congregational Church on Main Street (the white building on Main Street near to the junction with Rectory Road opposite the scout building).

We are collecting any of the below items and any cash will also be given to the charity.

Items they are desperate for are listed below (only these items as they cant accept non perishable food or other items), if anyone has anything to donate please could they pop along to the Congregational Church on Main street - you are all most welcome at the Service which will be from 1030-1130 - BUT if you don't want to come to the service but do want to donate please pop your items to the Church between 0950-1020 or call Angela Berry on 07971254165

 

Sleeping bags

Toilet Rolls

Roll on deodorants

New packaged male underwear

 

Clothes inc.

Coats

Jumpers

Socks

Track suit bottoms

Gloves

Scarves

 

Cereal

Tins of beans

Tinned fruit

Tinned rice pudding

Tinned tuna

Tinned vegetables

Long life carton juice

UHT milk

Cereal bars

Cream crackers

Tinned tomatoes

Tins of soups (with ring pull lids)

Coffee

Tea bags

Hot chocolate

Sugar

Bottled water

Umbrellas

Washing tablets

Nappies

Cups/Mugs

Cutlery

Towels

Indoor house plants

 

Markfield Churches - working together for our community

 

Methodist Church – www.markfieldmethodistchurch.org or FB

Anglican - Parish Church – www.j22churches.org.uk

Congregational Church – Facebook page

Catholic Church (St Wilfreds – Coalville) - stwilfscoalville.blogspot.com

 

Falcon Support Services is a charity which helps single homeless vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups by providing accommodation, support, advice, and educational and community involvement services.  It is based in Loughborough but has a new presence in North West Leicestershire.  Most of the provision is for Leicestershire people.  Short-term and medium-term housing is provided, as well as emergency and move on accommodation.  The charity promotes the dignity of vulnerable people by providing a high quality, stable environment and accommodation during their transition from homelessness to independence. 

They are helped to develop the social and life skills necessary to plan and prepare for their futures as well as enabling them to integrate into a local community.

The accommodation is designed to meet the needs of different groups of vulnerable homeless people, including the single homeless, people released from prison, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children now 18+ years of age, and emergency accommodation for young people aged 16+ with priority needs such as mental health and substance misuse issues, and little independent living skills.   Other vulnerable disadvantaged groups helped include adults with learning disabilities, pregnant women and those at risk of exploitation. There are also community projects, including a drop-in, that offers advice and support.