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19 hours ago
Another interesting week.
Two homeless people housed this week! It really takes a lot of work to get folks off the street but it is very rewarding when it works.
We have had some very nasty first aid to deal with. Cuts, sprains etc. Many of the folks are very distrustful of authority and do not like attending hospitals no matter how much we try to get them there.
We have been helping out other organisations. Lewis took a load of bread to Winshill Resource Centre and Rachael gave them some other much needed items. People in Eton and Anglesey amongst other areas are struggling too and we are doing what we can. Why do we have this poverty in so many areas of Burton?
Our storage volunteers always work hard to keep supplies flowing into the Market Place for the outreach teams and for family food parcels.
We have been taking a lot of healthy food parcels out to families as they struggle during school hols when the kids don't get their school meals.
The wet weather has made it difficult for everyone and we are struggling to find new people that are reported to us on the street. We will persevere as always. ... See MoreSee Less
This has been a busy and difficult week due to the wet weather. We have had a few soakings and it looks like we may get another tonight! We are trying very hard to get some of our homeless off the streets. It means working with councils, Housing providers and Social Services amongst others including the police. Most services are stretched to the limit. We still haven't found the Burton man that is homeless in Uttoxeter.
We are in urgent need of food items. Tinned and packet foods, pot noodles, sugar, tinned meals, fish and meat. Coffee, UHT milk, snacks. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! Joy Selvey organised a bingo night in aid of Burton HOPE at Chestnut Grange in Anglesey Rd. The event raised a staggering £334. Our Anne, Wendy and Daisy had a fun evening representing Burton HOPE at the event.
Thank you all so much. ... See MoreSee Less
It is exactly two years since Burton HOPE held it's first outreach on the streets of Burton. Many of us have been involved with homelessness for much longer.
Such a lot has changed since then. We have come a long way. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow ! So much going on, but first an appeal. We are short of food items (tinned and packet food. UHT milk. Pot Noodles (own brand is fine, tents sleeping bags, roll mats. They can be dropped in Burton Market Place between 6 and 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Thank you for your support.
We have been searching for a homeless gent in Uttoxeter in the pouring rain, we got soaked ! Our search continues.
Our sessions in Burton have been very busy. John is a licensed angling coach and has been coaching casting into buckets, sessions and these were the cause of a lot of fun. We will be running more activities as we go forward.
We are currently working on getting two people off the street in the very near future and others arte in the pipeline. The trouble is, there seems to be more coming onto the street.
We have a dentist willing to come out to check teeth. Dental care can be difficult to obtain if you are on the street so we are very pleased with this. More details to come. ... See MoreSee Less