Chichester Hub has a major revamp!
Stonepillow Chichester Hub has been offering support to rough sleepers and those who are ‘vulnerably housed’ for over 20 years. Recently the Hub went through a major refurbishment with the help of clients, volunteers and staff led by our newly appointed Hubs Manager, Alison Rushton. With support from Dulux Chichester, the team completely revamped the downstairs and to keep the workforce going they were provided with fish and chips generously donated by LA Fish.
Chichester Hub now provides a bright, uplifting space, where 7 days a week you can get breakfast and lunch and a warm non-judgemental welcome. As well as providing food, showers, laundry facilities, fresh clothes and the use of a telephone, there’s a range of activities for groups and individuals offering support, training and guidance. We offer clients 1-to-1 key working sessions and personalised support focused on an individual’s needs including options for housing, addiction and dealing with mental health issues. Health is a priority with a weekly GP clinic and a needle exchange on site. Computers are being set up for clients to use for training purposes as well as helping them keep in touch with family and friends.
We are keen to provide a wider range of services for our clients and want to turn the Chichester Hub a ‘one stop shop’. Our CEO, Geoffrey Willis, explains: ‘We want to open it up to partner agencies, mental health organisations and substance misuse services to ensure the widest possible support is available to those wishing to make positive change to their lives’. We do our best to put clients at the heart of everything they do and ask for their feedback to ensure we provide the right environment.
Our new Hubs Manager Alison says: 'We’re here for anyone who wants help to turn their life around. We recognise that everyone has different challenges to overcome and different changes they need to make to get back to independent living - so each individual’s journey is different. Chichester Hub can be the first step of this journey, we understand it may be daunting for some but we have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting our clients every step of the way.'
If you need help or are at risk of becoming homeless, we are here to support you. Please contact our team at Chichester Hub on 01243 775925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.