“Caring Hands is part of my support network. It’s part of my Christian network. And it gives me the opportunity to encourage other people and listen to their stories. Having been through it all myself, I don’t judge, just empathise.” (Sue was a working Mum with three children and a mortgage, then she got ME. Over the course of the next few years she lost her health, her job and finally her home. She now has somewhere to live and continues to come to Caring Hands to give back).
“Homelessness can happen to any of us, given a few bad breaks. You find yourself vulnerable, depressed and despised by most of society. Caring Hands provides fellowship, and a sanctuary. People can come in and sleep because it’s a place of safety. Out in the streets, it’s hard, trying to keep yourself warm, clean and well. Here you can have a hot shower, hot food, help.
You can use a phone or the internet for free, or you can get someone to contact your family just to let them know you’re safe.
“Caring Hands is so many things to so many people. It serves the community it stands in.”