High Peak Homeless Help exists to assist homeless people, those experiencing housing-related issues, and address the root causes of homelessness in their area. They support people in and around High Peak and the Peak District, including people who come into their area from the surrounding cities.
HPHH works with around 60 referral agencies, including the police, probation, social services and mental health teams. Many service users have mental health issues, struggle to trust people and have low self-esteem.
HPHH provides emergency accommodation, outreach and support for people getting into housing too. From a network of hosts, use of B&Bs when needed, to simply providing a tent and a backpack containing essentials to help people live more comfortably, the charity is flexible and comes up with ideas to address the needs of service users as they change, including providing tents in the local church grounds along with food and support.
Our funding will go towards:
- Emergency Rucksacks – Provided to homeless people who are roofless or sofa-surfing. Typical contents would be, tin opener, cup, plate, plastic knife, fork & spoon set, sanitiser, snack foods, socks, gloves, warm bobble hat, torch and spare batteries (or mechanical torch), plasters, toiletries, note pad and pen, HPHH contact details and a list of contacts where they can find other assistance.
- 3-seasons tents. Given to people who are sleeping rough or in very unsatisfactory conditions.
HPHH employs just one part-time paid employee and rely on a team of volunteers to run the charity. As such, any funds they receive will go directly to helping those in need.