Daniel visited St Vincent's for support as he was rough sleeping. He was offered a hot meal, sleeping bag and fleece, and the team then helped him move into alternative accommodation.
Homeless does not mean helpless. The SVP supports rough sleepers to get off the streets and live in safety.
Daniel, a young homeless man, visited St Vincent’s Centre, Newcastle and asked for some food and a sleeping bag as he was sleeping under the Swing Bridge on the Quayside. He had been in a shared accommodation where he was being bullied into begging and giving the proceeds to the men with whom he was sharing.
The team at St Vincent’s gave him a hot meal, a sleeping bag, a fleece and some food to take away with a flask of hot water. The team then worked with the Rough Sleeping Co-ordinator at the council to address Daniel’s situation. Daniel now has alternative accommodation and feels safe.
SVP National President, Helen O’Shea says: “Offering support to those living in any form of poverty is at the heart of the services provided by the SVP. Our members work tirelessly in their communities, compassionately, diligently and without fanfare or fuss, to deliver support to anyone who needs it.”
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