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Ian's Story

Ian's Story

2015 saw another surge in demand for Stonepillow’s range of services throughout the Bognor Regis and Chichester district. The charity is always especially busy over the winter months, and the sudden drop in temperature has made life even tougher for those on the streets. Ian has been living on the... read more »

How to direct homeless people to Stonepillow

How to direct homeless people to Stonepillow

If you meet somebody who needs our help please direct them to Stonepillow where a dedicated team is on hand 365 days a year to offer support. We aim to enable homeless and vulnerable people in West Sussex get off the streets for good. Initially we offer emergency support which... read more »

Your help made a difference…

Your help made a difference…

Christmas 2015 at Stonepillow Christmas can be especially difficult for people who are homeless as they cope with not only increasingly harsh weather, but also profound loneliness resulting from often having nowhere to go at the most festive time of year. Thanks to our supporters who donated food and Christmas gifts,... read more »

Stonepillow Big Sleepout 2015

Stonepillow Big Sleepout 2015

So far you have raised £16,719.90! Thank you to all of our participants and supporters for making this our most successful Big Sleepout EVER! A cardboard city was created in the Chichester city centre, outside Chichester Cathedral, on Saturday 10th-11th October 2015 where around 150... read more »

Generous Harvest Festival Donations

We have received a generous collection of food and clothing from harvest festival collections. Thank you to: St Wilfrid’s, Selsey St James, Selham Boxgrove Priory and Boxgrove Primary School St George’s Church Rumboldswhyke School St Mary’s Funtingdon Appledram Centre, Fishbourne St Mary’s, Easebourne and Easebourne CE School St Peter’s, Lynchmere Bosham Church St Mary’s, Walberton St Catherine Sienna, Cocking Oakwood School Bishop Tufnell... read more »

Spruce up for Stonepillow!

Spruce up for Stonepillow!

Over two days, two teams of twelve eager volunteers from Mercer Limited’s Employee Health & Benefits department in Chichester, joined us at the Stonepillow Chichester Hostel in Hunston Road. Sixty litres of White Mist, kindly donated by Dulux Decorator Centre, five rollers and countless paintbrushes later… the results are breathtaking.... read more »

Letter to the Chichester Observer

I was sorry to read Chris Shimwell’s report of an Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Chichester District Council meeting, where it was suggested that Stonepillow was not meeting the needs of homeless people in West Sussex. Stonepillow provides a lifeline to homeless people in the Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton areas with... read more »

Amy's Story

Amy's Story

Amy had been with her husband for approximately ten years. The relationship had been emotionally abusive for most of this time. They separated briefly and he returned to Wales, his birthplace. Amy considered changing the tenancy of her council property into her sole name but before she could do... read more »

Daniel's Story

(Our client’s name has been changed to protect their identity) In Daniel's words: "I needed a lot of support, but I was not aware how I could access it. It felt daunting to think about it and so it was easy for me to 'give up'. Once I came to the... read more »

Vote for Stonepillow

Election manifestos published by the five main political parties as identified by the national organisation Homeless Link. Labour Tackle the causes of homelessness and rough sleeping. Review the homelessness legislation.  Green Require local authorities to treat single and childless people the same as families... read more »

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