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
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 bring items to the Church Service - or message us via this website contact tab and we will see what we can do to collect your items.
Roll on deodorants
New packaged male underwear
Track suit bottoms
Tins of beans
Tinned rice pudding
Long life carton juice
Tins of soups (with ring pull lids)
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.