Helping The Homeless Survive The Winter

When the nights grow long and the air turns cold, many people either wrap up warm or retreat inside to enjoy a hot drink on the sofa under a blanket. Sadly for the UK’s homeless population, last estimated by the Government as 2,688 in 2020, such comforts can sometimes be very hard to find.

Many people without a home have no option but to sleep outside…

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Brunel Volunteering Fair in Uxbridge

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help us coordinate donations and interpreting services for asylum seekers assisted through the Afghan Resettlement Scheme, and one of the best places in the local area to find people who are enthusiastic about helping the homeless is at the Brunel Volunteering Fair in Uxbridge.

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The letters SHOC not only stand for Slough Homeless Our Concern but much more!

We know how important the work we do at SHOC is for the homeless people of Slough. The world can be a harsh place for all of us, but for them it is often much worse, and they need people like us in their corner fighting to keep them safe and happy.

The letters SHOC stand for…

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Hanna P. – Helping the Somalian Diaspora

“There are both very good and very bad people in Somalia. There is a war going on. One Somalian tried to take his kids and his wife back to Somalia, which is not safe. But we are fighting to become a normal country.”

Many Somalians are now citizens of other countries, in parts of the world…

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Steve Gomme’s Story

Steve believes the service SHOC provides is “vital in the community”. He says the staff really care a lot about the people who attend the day centre – no matter their circumstances.

“Everyone’s situation is different,” Steve says. “People have personal struggles, some physically, and some mentally. They help build people’s confidence.”…

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A lovely morning with our little superhero Aashi

Our Resident Coach, Sonia Walters, has spent a lovely morning at our sister charity SHOC with our little superhero Aashi, who has visited SHOC and brought so many donations that we needed as many hands as possible to help her bringing them in!

Aashi’s family run a Facebook group called ‘Aashi’s Hands’ …

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