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End Homelessness Now

End Homelessness Now

In one month’s time the UK public will vote to elect a new Government. The people we choose to lead our country will have the power to ensure every young person has a safe place to call home - but will they act on it? Homelessness charities and partner organisations... read more »

How to help this Christmas

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. Here’s how you can help: Reverse Advent Calendar Our reverse advent calendar appeal is... read more »

West Sussex receives grant to help rough sleepers access health services

West Sussex has been awarded more than £340,000 to help rough sleepers get vital access to health service, following a successful application to Public Health England (PHE) led by Stonepillow. The money is part of the £1.9 million which has been allocated by PHE to be used on projects that... read more »

Chichester Big Sleep Out success

Chichester Big Sleep Out success

On Saturday, 77 people braved sleeping out in cardboard shelters for one night to raise vital funds for Stonepillow. Our annual fundraising event took place in the grounds of Chichester Cathedral and was sponsored by Kiwi Recruitment. It has raised over £9,000 so far and this total is... read more »

Stonepillow clients are off to university!

Stonepillow clients are off to university!

We have been working with our partners, the University of Chichester, to transform the lives of our clients by giving them the skills and confidence to apply for degree courses. The pioneering initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK, helps individuals without necessary qualifications... read more »

Stonepillow sad to announce death of it's founder

Stonepillow sad to announce death of it's founder

Stonepillow are very sad to announce the death of the Reverend Hilary Parsons. Hilary founded the charity, formerly known as St Richard of Chichester Christian Care Association, in 1989 following the death of a young homeless man in Chichester. Hilary was one of two Deacons at St. Richard’s Catholic Church... read more »

First Bognor Big Sleep Out is Huge Success

First Bognor Big Sleep Out is Huge Success

On Saturday 11th May, we brought our annual fundraising event The Big Sleep Out to Bognor Regis for the very first time, to mark our 30th anniversary! This was in addition to our annual Big Sleep Out which has been taking place at Chichester Cathedral each October for... read more »

Chichester carol singers raise £2,895 for Stonepillow!

Chichester carol singers raise £2,895 for Stonepillow!

In the lead up to Christmas, a group of friends combined largely from churches in Chichester, gathered outside of Chichester Festival Theatre to sing carols and raise money for Stonepillow. This has been happening for over thirty years and has grown from success to success. With the rise in... read more »

Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) is in place in these freezing conditions

Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) is in place in these freezing conditions

Updated: 31st January 2019 With temperatures below freezing in Bognor and Chichester this week, Arun and Chichester district councils have implemented Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) meaning there is a warm bed and food available for anyone on the streets. Advice for anyone rough sleeping We are operating SWEP in Bognor and Chichester... read more »

Christmas Message from Stonepillow Chief Executive

Christmas Message from Stonepillow Chief Executive

Festive Greetings to our wonderful supporters I thought it would be good to reflect on all of the great work which has taken place over the last 12 months and also look to the future a little for 2019. Over the past year, there have been some extremely positive changes in... read more »

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