I’m please to say we are again supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project at our next Harrogate Tribe event on Friday 24th November.
Harrogate Homeless Project launch SAFE
Since the last Harrogate Tribe event the Harrogate Homeless Project launched a new service; SAFE.
Service for Adults Facing Exclusion is an innovative new approach to helping entrenched rough sleepers in the Harrogate district.
Rough sleeping damages people’s lives and can affect both their physical and mental health. The longer someone spends on the streets, the harder it is for them to get their lives back on track so that they can return to living an independent life in the future.
Whilst Harrogate Homeless Project is able to assist many people who find themselves homeless through their hostel and the No Second Night Out initiative, there are some entrenched rough sleepers who have a long history of ineffective contact with the services who are trying to assist them. As a result, they are unable to get the help they so desperately need.
SAFE will offer an innovative and flexible approach for entrenched rough sleepers who are over 25 years old and have severe, multiple complex needs such as long-term mental health issues, difficulties coping with personal trauma, a criminal conviction or have been the victim of crime, issues with alcohol or substance abuse, or who are unable to access mainstream services.
Through one-to-one contact with a project leader, tailored solutions will be developed for the most marginalised, hardest to reach, vulnerable individuals. This will include a personalised approach which will put the individual at the centre of their own care and help them to make meaningful choices which are right for them. SAFE will provide encouragement and support in their engagement with other mainstream services and provide counselling for the individual’s specific needs.
The new project will receive £30,000 per year in funding from Harrogate Borough Council for the next five years.
Harrogate Tribe Fundraising Raffle
The Harrogate Tribe Christmas Night Out raise money for the Harrogate Homeless Project through ticket sales and a raffle. This year our raffle is off to a flying start with a holiday chalet from Votre Vacances.
Votre Vacances is a family business headed up by Harrogate Girl, Sarah Dunn from Harrogate. Votre Vacances has eight chalets at the historic, 4-star Château la Forêt campsite in western France. Because they are small they care about every single person who holidays with them, going the extra mile to make sure all their chalets have an extra touch of luxury – from the contemporary design to small details like complimentary bed linen, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, charcoal and fire lighters for your BBQ.
Sarah’s grandparents used to volunteer at the Harrogate Homeless Project well into their Seventies with overnight stays too. When they sadly passed away they left Sarah an inheritance which she used to start her business; Votre Vacances. Now she wants to give something back to the charity.
Sarah is offering A Votre Vacances three bed chalet for seven nights. This accommodation can be taken anytime from May half term, until 2nd September 2018. You have the option of adding on more nights at a discounted price of £80 per extra night.
We also have a gorgeous raffle price from from It’s The Thought. Run by another Harrogate Girl, Georgie started It’s The Thought is 2013. She creates gorgeous gift boxes to suit any occasion with a budget tailored to you. Georgie has kindly given us a gorgeous mystery box filled with treats to raffle off.
So what are you waiting for, make sure you’re at Harrogate Tribe Christmas Night Out on Friday 24th November to be in with a chance!
Still not convinced?
Check out Harrogate Tribe’s Summer Night out here.
We were overwhelmed and honored to host over 50 fabulous ladies at Everyman Cinema. The First Harrogate Tribe event was all about an shopping and pampering oneself.
The event was all for a good cause, raising over £300 for The Harrogate Homeless Project. We are proud to support this project as it aims to provides support to homeless and vulnerably housed people who are connected to the area and helps them to move onto independent living.