Tel: 01702 343040
Registered Charity No: 1098126
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About Harp...

HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) is a new and progressive charity combining the services of the former Southend Centre for the Homeless and Southend Night Shelter for the Homeless. This exciting and innovative venture offers a broad range of services aimed at tackling the issues facing Southend's homeless.

Our main objectives are to provide homeless people with help and advice in securing accommodation, and to alleviate homelessness through the provision of short-term emergency accommodation. We do this in conjunction with other statutory and non-statutory agencies such as Southend-on- Sea Borough Council, Social Services and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

We operate an 'open door" policy. Regardless of race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation, we aim to provide a caring, comfortable and identified environment and opportunities to secure permanent accommodation and new beginnings.

Our service is run by paid staff with the support of volunteers and a major source of our funding comes from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, various grants and trusts. We also enjoy continuous support from local churches, organisations and individuals in the form of donated goods and money.

We operate from two sites. Our Day Service at Valkyrie Road hosts a range of advisory and support services for single people in temporary and emergency accommodation. Our Night Service at York Road provides short-term emergency accommodation. Like the centre at Valkyrie Road, it also facilitates a variety of services - some for guests of our York Road service, and some for service users in general.

  • Accommodation Service
  • Emergency Accommodation
  • Housing Advice
  • Outreach Worker
  • Welfare Benefits Advice
  • Drug Referral Scheme
  • Access to Health Visitor
  • Chiropodist
  • Acupuncture
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Shower Facilities
  • Hot Meals
  • Training, Employment & Accommodation for Service Users
  • Access to Other Advice Agencies

Please phone either Centre for more information on these services.

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