The Bridges service in Norwich, which supports people with complex and enduring mental health issues, transferred to St Martins on March 1st 2018.
As the snow recedes, it is business as usual for Norwich but local charity St Martins says that the issue of homelessness won’t melt away with the snow.
As Norfolk experiences a cold snap, people sleeping rough in Norwich can access emergency accommodation through the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP).
The money was raised over the past twelve months mainly from collecting outside major supermarkets, an effort co-ordinated by Old Buckenham resident Michael Bartlett, who has been a committed supporter of St Martins for many years.
A poem written by year 8 student Felix from Litcham School inspired by the work of St Martins.
Music is a great tool through which to encourage self expression, give people a voice as well as build their self esteem and confidence.
The official street count of rough sleepers in Norwich for 2017 was 30, slightly less than last year, but it remains unacceptably high.
The total raised from the annual pre-Christmas street collection for local homelessness charity St Martins was £29,279.01. A big thank you to all our supporters.
St Martins has been around in Norwich for over 40 years. We are in this for the long term, every day of the year, despite every obstacle. Homelessness is not just a Christmas crisis.
Over Christmas, St Martins staff gave out over 100 bags of goodies donated by the public to residents at the Bishopbridge House hostel and other accommodation across St Martins.