What we do

and why

Caring Hands

in the Community

A hand up,

not just a hand out

Caring Hands in the Community is a registered charity that has been feeding and supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable, and at the margins of the community since 2001. We have helped over 5,000 people in that time.

The need:

 

Our three stage

approach to changing lives

 

from Crisis

from Crisis

Bad things happen even to good people. We all have times in our lives when we need a little help. If someone hits a crisis, we provide the essentials to help them survive: hot meals and drinks, showering facilities, laundry facilities and spare clothing. Plus a friendly ear and benefits advice.

to Coping

Right from our initial assessment, we treat everyone as somebody’s daughter, somebody’s son. We care about finding the cause of their problems. Then we can help them to find a long-term solution for themselves and work towards it, rebuilding self-confidence - perhaps through experience as a volunteer, or through back-to-work courses.

 

Here at the Centre we eat, chat and play together: strong friendships are formed, and everyone is welcomed into our community.

to Confidence

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Our Staff

Thomas Smith

Centre Manager

Simon Lewis

Assistant Manager

Our small team is only able to run the Centre thanks to the support of volunteers who contribute 10,000 hours of their time each year. We are indebted to all of them.

Volunteer

Opening Times: Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

15a-16 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BA.

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01634 409 768

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© King's Church Medway 2016. All rights reserved. King’s Church Medway is a Registered Charitable Company No. 8438643, Charity No. 115247

Opening Times: Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

15a-16 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BA.

The people we encounter have had a tough time in life; they are homeless and often vulnerable. But, like the £20 note, we believe that everyone has value, and that a person's past or current circumstances do not diminish their worth or their potential. It is our aim to restore the self-confidence of our guests, helping them overcome addictions and other barriers.

Right from our initial assessment, we treat everyone as somebody’s daughter, somebody’s son. We care about finding the cause of their problems. Then we can help them to find a long-term solution for themselves and work towards it, rebuilding self-confidence - perhaps through experience as a volunteer, or through back-to-work courses.