The ‘Hub’ drop in centre was initiated in 2009 as a pilot scheme to identify the need within Aylesbury. This was open for 3 hours per day for three days a week. Once the need had been clearly proven we have included the Hub as a key part of our strategy for engaging those people who are homeless or facing homelessness.
Since 2012, the charity was fortunate to be able to secure its own premises on Rickfords Hill. This has enabled us to offer one to one support by appointment. We also have a training room giving people access to computers and phones to assist those looking for housing, employment and education.
We have also offered emergency accommodation for the past five years during the winter period. This was started initially in partnership with local churches. Since 2014 we had access to a single venue which was generously provided by Aylesbury Vale District Council.
The charity has grown in size since 2009 and we currently employ six part time staff. We also are reliant on our volunteers who underpin the work that we do. Many of those have remained with the charity since 2009.