ABOUT US

Make a Change is brought to you by a group of organisations who work together in the borough to help address the many complex issues faced by people who beg and sleep rough. 

OUR PRIORITIES

ROUGH

SLEEPERS

Rough sleeping is a rising local and national problem and it’s easy to think that nothing is being done – but this is far from the truth.

STREET

BEGGING

Along with rough sleeping, Southend-on-Sea has also seen an increase in people  undertaking street begging.

MYTHBUSTING

With so much  in the press about begging and homelessness, it’s hard to tell the facts from fiction.

HOW TO HELP

GIVE TIME

Offer your time and expertise to organisations delivering help and support services in Southend.

DONATE

Make a positive difference by supporting one of Southend’s charities which help homeless people.

ALERT STREETLINK

If you see someone sleeping rough or street begging, alert Streetlink and help them get the help they need.

LATEST NEWS

SERVICES & SUPPORT

HOUSING 

SUPPORT

If you or someone you know is homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, there are several organisations that can offer help and advice.

MENTAL HEALTH

SUPPORT

People are often beg or sleep rough as a result of a number of issues, which can often include physical or mental health.

ADDICTION

SUPPORT

Although not everyone on the streets suffers from drug or alcohol addictions, this is often a common issue that requires professional help.

OUR PARTNERS

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