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Registered Charity No: 1098126
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Welcome to HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project)...

Providing a 24 Hour Service to the Homeless in Southend.

Royal recognition for HARP!

Southend’s Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) has received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


News of the prestigious honour was announced by Her Majesty the Queen today (Friday 1st June) to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Staff and volunteers at HARP were overjoyed to learn the accolade was being bestowed upon them especially as they were also celebrating their 10th year of operating services in the borough.

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We believe that sleeping rough is a concern for us all and there should be no need for it in Southend in the 21st Century. 

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?
You can contact us by telephone on 01702 343040 or drop in at our Day Centre, 59 Valkyrie Road, Westcliff, Essex, SS0 8AW (open Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm).  You don't need to make an appointment to talk to someone about your circumstances. 

Tell us about a rough sleeper.
If you are concerned about somebody sleeping rough, call 01702 343040.

How you can help HARP

There are many ways in which you can help HARP ranging from becoming a volunteer, buying goods online using our link with or by making a donation towards our running costs. Further details can be found by clicking on the relevant sections in the navigation bar at the top of this page but if you would just like to make an online donation now, please click here: Donate online now. Thank you.


HARP would like to thank everyone who took part in, helped out at the event or sponsored runners in the 24 Hour Relay Challenge that took place on the  weekend of 23rd/24th June.

Everyone did very well but notable performances were from Derran Peters who completed 87.7 miles and Gil John who completed 75 miles.  Notable team performances were from Essex Boot Camp and the Hood Group.

The event raised in the region of 7000.

HARP’s Accommodation and Training Centre is an exciting new venture coming to an area of great need.  It will provide a unique service aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness in the area by offering advice, support, accommodation and training to enable people to rebuild their lives in the community.

The Building will house two separate services.  A new  discreet  18 bed hostel unit in one part  and a Day Centre with medical facilities and training rooms accessible to the Community in the other part.

If you would like to make a donation towards our capital appeal, please click
Donate NowWe need 500,000 to open in Spring 2013.

Thank you.

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DAY SERVICE :   59 Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8AW  Telephone: 01702 430696
NIGHT SERVICE :   58 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2BY  Telephone: 01702 602913
SUPPORTED     Ceylon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7HP  Telephone: 01702 344516
ACCOMMODATION :   Genesta Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex  SS0 8DA  Telephone: 01702 351541
ACORN :   117 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex  SS1 2DL  Telephone: 01702 619089
HEAD OFFICE :   117 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex  SS1 2DL  Telephone: 01702 615000
CHARITY SHOP :   420 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex  SS0 9LA  Telephone: 01702 330261