Harrogate Homeless Project has 25 years of experience supporting single homeless people within the Harrogate district. The services the charity provide build upon this experience to support people off the street and to assist with encouraging people to live independently in the wider community.
Harrogate Homeless Project operates a number of interlinked services to support people off the street and to prevent entrenchment, including;
- day centre called Springboard which provides food, washing facilities, computer/internet access and drop-in services to assist homeless and vulnerably housed people
- rough sleeper, resettlement scheme called No Second Night Out providing emergency shelter with a view to facilitating a suitable and sustainable offer of accommodation
- move on a pathway towards independence from our 16-bed hostel to our various move-on houses with floating support attached
For further information please contact Harrogate Homeless Project direct on 01423 566900.
If you are concerned about someone over the age of 18 that you have seen sleeping rough in the Harrogate district, you can send an alert to StreetLink by visiting www.streetlink.org.uk, via the mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices, or by calling 0300 500 0914. The details you provide are sent to us or outreach service for the area in which you have seen the person, to help them find the individual and connect them to support.
It is important to note that if you think the person you are concerned about is under 18 please do not contact StreetLink but instead call the police.
SAFE (Service for Adults Facing Exclusion)
An innovative new approach to helping persistent rough sleepers in the Harrogate district has been launched by the Harrogate Homeless Project.
Rough sleeping damages people's lives and can affect both their physical and mental health. The longer someone spends on the streets, the harder it is for them to get their lives back on track so that they can return to living an independent life in the future.
Whilst Harrogate Homeless Project is able to assist many people who find themselves homeless through their hostel and the No Second Night Out initiative, there are some entrenched rough sleepers who have a long history of ineffective contact with the services who are trying to assist them. As a result, they are unable to get the help they so desperately need.
SAFE will offer an innovative and flexible approach for entrenched rough sleepers who are over 25 years old and have severe, multiple complex needs such as long-term mental health issues, difficulties coping with personal trauma, a criminal conviction or have been the victim of crime, issues with alcohol or substance abuse, or have been excluded from accessing services that may help them.
Through one-to-one contact with a project officer, tailored solutions will be developed for the most marginalised, hardest to reach, vulnerable individuals. This will include a personalised approach that will put the individual at the centre of their own care and help them to make meaningful choices that are right for them. SAFE will provide encouragement and support in their engagement with other mainstream services and provide counselling for the individual's specific needs.
The project will receive £30,000 per year in funding from Harrogate Borough Council for the next five years.
To ensure the project's success, a multi-agency approach has been established with members of Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group, the Probation Service and North Yorkshire Horizons sitting on SAFE's Strategic Board.