Offending, drug and alcohol use, poor mental health. These are just a few of the many issues faced by our clients, which impact not only upon them but on the wider society. Without somewhere safe to stay, and access to appropriate interventions and a listening ear, we see the same people returning to the lifestyles they know; the ‘revolving door’ of the criminal justice system.
We are delighted to be holding an open day at the Bishop's Garden in Norwich on Sunday 9th May
First year students in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia (UEA) took part in a virtual placement at St Martins where they met staff, clients and volunteers and received a unique insight into homelessness support.
A government questionnaire of people sleeping rough highlights the multiple difficulties people face, including poor mental health, childhood trauma and domestic violence. The findings will inform important prevention work.
We have some excellent quality reusable face masks for sale, complete with St Martins logo. Show your support for us - all profits go towards our work.
St Martins offers a counselling service for people who would like to make the most of their time with us by offering them a service that helps address things like debilitating anxiety, past trauma and bereavement.
There was much publicity about the government’s call to ‘get everybody in’ in March last year. The Pathways service has continued to ensure that in Norwich we ‘keep everyone in’ and no one needs to resort to sleeping on the streets.
Homeless people in Norwich are tucking into dishes such as macaroni cheese and pulled pork thanks to the generosity of Norwich School, who are providing more than 100 hot meals per day to people supported by St Martins.
The hardship of this year has led to an increased determination to provide not just food and shelter, but community and connection as well.
Homeless outreach nurses are part of the Pathways team working with people who are sleeping rough in Norwich. They have been working throughout 2020 to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.