As in any community, Surrey has people who are struggling, traumatised, living on the edge and in real danger. What is widely seen as a prosperous county it is easy to assume it couldn’t happen here;, or, if it does, its because somehow people have brought it on themselves. So they are dismissed. Invisible. Forgotten.
Whilst our base and much of our work is in Guildford, some of our services are County wide.
Which is where we step in.
Our Family Support Service works with those who are struggling with family life and all the challenges this throws our way. Housing, relationship issues, mental health challenges, parenting difficulties, domestic abuse and low income all make for hard times in what should an important time for children to have stability.
Our Day Service is available to those sleeping rough and those with challenging mental health needs that prevent them from having a safe and fruitful life. Many people have a reliance on substances or alcohol to help them manage or escape day to day living. As well as meeting basic needs through access to food, footcare, medical services and washing facilities, we also offer a needle exchange service to reduce harm.
Working in the family home and groups in the community our team are available to support families so they can flourish.
Within this project we have a Big Brother Big Sister project that matches adults with little people who need a consistent and safe person to walk through their lives with them.
Our Day Service is available to anyone who is experiencing multiple disadvantage which may include, trauma, homelessness, isolation and/or substance use.
As well as meeting basic needs we also offer a Needle Exchange with the aim to reduce harm.
1 in 6
people in Guildford are suffering from mental health challenges right now
of the homeless people, we help are under 25 years old
of those on the street are victims of violence
of children in Guildford, Stoke Area are living in Poverty