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Grant to CHESS (360G-EssexCF-A475375)

Towards the refurbishment costs of the new CHESS Hub supporting homeless individuals in mid-Essex


13 Mar 2018

Recipient Organization

CHESS (GB-COH-04407742)

Grant details
Amount Applied For 0
Amount Awarded 459
Award Date 2018-03-13T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E07000070
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type NMD
Beneficiary Location: Name Chelmsford
Grant Programme: Code 2017/18
Grant Programme: Title Margaretting Fund
Impact Category Advance people's physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
Last Modified 2018-07-12T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Adults (26 – 65)
Primary beneficiary Homeless people
Primary issue Homelessness
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1093901
Recipient Org: Company Number 04407742
Recipient Org: Description Our Mission To relieve hardship and distress amongst the homeless primarily but not exclusively within the district administered by Essex County Council and amongst those living in adverse housing conditions, in particular but not exclusively by a) the provision of emergency accommodation and associated services, and b) the provision of assistance towards acquiring a settled way of life through rehabilitation and permanent accommodation. Our Values We care for the homeless and vulnerable; respecting their need for safety and dignity. We promote a sense of security, self worth and acceptance of the diversity of the individuals we serve. We encourage the growth and development of our staff and service users through partnerships and training opportunities with others. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Our Aims We encourage responsible living standards from our service users. To provide an adequate number of good standard accommodation for the single homeless. Encouraging service users to rejoin society society as useful members. Supporting improvement in the health and well being of service users without discrimination or judgement. Giving practical help in achieving independent living and employment. Raising awareness of homelessness in Chelmsford and Essex. To become a catalyst for change and partnership recognising the resources of others. In order to meet our mission and aims we provide a 7 bedroom direct access night shelter (soon to be a 9 bedroom night shelter when we move to our new premises on New London Road) giving accommodation to people who would otherwise be street homeless. Each resident is allocated a support worker to assist the resident to identify what lead them to become homeless and identify ways to prevent this in the future. Basic counselling is provided but if this grant application is awarded it would allow for more specialist trauma therapy to be provided to improve the chances of the resident succeeding in moving on in a positive way. Five move on properties are provided to allow a stepped process of change towards more independent accommodation outside of CHESS. In total we can house up to 30 individuals at any given time. The night shelter provides meals for residents, washing/hygiene facilities in addition to the accommodation plus volunteer staff who provide a non-judgemental, listening ear for the residents to be accepted as a person. We also provide those who are rough sleeping with hot food and drinks each evening at the night shelter together with sleeping bags if needed to reduce the hardship of sleeping rough. During the Winter months this is extended to operating a Winter project using the safety of a church hall to accommodate a further 10 people in the warm and out of the harsh weather.
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title_and_description Grant to CHESS Towards the refurbishment costs of the new CHESS Hub supporting homeless individuals in mid-Essex
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