Wycombe Homeless Connectionstarted in 2008 and since then, the charity has developed a keen focus on resettlement and homelessness prevention. It helps over 500 individuals every year.
The team at Wycombe Homeless Connection give hope to those suffering from the trauma of homelessness. Every weekday, a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers open up the Support Centre, where anyone facing homelessness can drop in for housing advice and support.
“Even when someone qualifies for all the statutory help available, navigating the housing system
alone can be quite traumatic. When our clients’ cases are more complex, we may have to liaise with a landlord, appeal a decision from the local authority or fight for someone in court. Often the cases are quite simple, however, and someone merely needs help filling in a Bucks Home Choice or Universal Credit application form.” – James Boultbee, CEO of Wycombe Homeless Connection
Homelessness prevention is proving to be increasingly necessary, and record numbers of people have been facing eviction locally. As well as running the annual Wycombe Winter Night Shelter, and providing meals, showers and laundry to local rough sleepers throughout the year, they run fortnightly Legal Drop In sessions for those requiring legal aid to fight unfair evictions.
Wycombe Homeless Connection relies on the support of the local community. Whether as a fundraiser, volunteering or simply following them on social media, the charity will be delighted to gain your support. Find @WycombeHomelessConnection on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join the fight against homelessness.
Buckinghamshire Mindis a trusted charity working to support and represent people with mental health problems living across the county.
We tackle stigma and discrimination head-on. We support our service users to live safe, purposeful and fulfilled lives in our communities. We believe in their recovery and are hopeful about their future.
Working from three offices in Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe, we deliver high quality community based services: Adult Counselling Service, Older Adults’
Service, Befriending, Wellbeing Groups, Prevention Matters, Peer Support, Youth Counselling Service, Peer Mentoring in Schools, Outreach Services, Employment Support and Education in Training.
We have 402 volunteers, 144 of whom are children and young people. Working alongside our dedicated staff team, our volunteers generously give their time and commitment to reach out to some of the most isolated members of society.
Buckinghamshire Mind is affiliated to national Mind and is part of a diverse network of local Minds, working together to deliver mental health services across England and Wales.
We will not give up until everyone with a mental health problem in our community gets the respect and help they need.
Registered Charity Number: 1103063 Buckinghamshire Mind (The Buckinghamshire Association for Mental Health) is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5000185