Maggs Malvern for the homeless

Funded on Spacehive 20 November 2020

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Maggs Malvern for the homeless

Maggs Day Centre By Maggs Day Centre

Everyone has the right to a home, however many do not have one. We aim to extend our 12-month trial and provide a central hub in Malvern for homeless people to access the support they need.

Malvern Hills District Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Nov 2020!

We opened Malvern Day Centre in February 2020. An average of 6 people access each day (open Tuesday and Friday). The Centre engages with people who are both homeless and vulnerable. If we compare the number of rough sleepers per head of population Malvern has a significantly worse problem than Birmingham. Evidence shows that rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness will not travel to Worcester where most services are based. Evidence suggests that rough sleepers prefer to remain in an area with which they are familiar. Therefore, it is essential that services are provided in an area that people feel safe. Our aim is to extend our 12-month pilot of Malvern Day Centre for another 12 months to continue to address people’s short-term needs (e.g. accessing food warmth and shelter) which will then enable longer-term engagement (e.g. finding a home and addressing any issues they face). Thus, providing a platform to build relationships and create opportunity for change.

What we'll deliver:

  • provide a central hub where other agencies can attend and provide assistance to people where they feel safe
  • Assist those ready to find a home
  • Improve peoples general well-being

Why it's a great idea:

There is a benefit to supporting rough sleepers and society.  Rough sleepers are regularly abused in public places, increasing isolation. Maggs reduces the amount of anti-social behaviour in the area. Without a place to go rough sleepers would congregate, and with nothing to occupy their time more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour, such as loitering, begging and alcohol/substance misuse. These behaviours make Malvern a less attractive place for people to come and visit. So Maggs assists the local economy and businesses by helping to promote a pleasant and relaxed area and so encouraging visitors to. Malvern. Questionnaires show the benefits from attending Maggs, i.e. increased confidence, improved wellbeing and a reduction in offending and substance use. The reduction in substance misuse reduces crime by reducing shoplifting and theft to fund their habit.Maintaining a routine is difficult for those who have chaotic lifestyles, attending the Day Centre helps to do this.

Steps to get it done:

  • Rough sleepers access to address basic needs
  • Outside agencies return to providing drop ins for rough sleepers at the centre
  • Rough sleepers engage with local housing and begin to work towards securing accomodation

The majority of rough sleepers are disadvantaged, socially isolated and have multiple complex needs. They are most marginalized groups in society, many unable to fulfill their primary basic needs. Many face significant barriers to reintegrating into society. Intervention is essential to assist them to address their current difficulties. Most clients have multiple complex needs including health and substance misuse issues.

Location Malvern Hills District

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Malvern Hills District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £26,339

Contribution towards 3 staff for 1 year - £8,837 (34%)
Utilities repairs and maintenance - £4,000 (15%)
Office equipment - £1,584 (6%)
Stationary and postage - £1,500 (6%)
Food for clients - £1,500 (6%)
Training - £1,500 (6%)
Rent - £1,440 (5%)
Volunteer expenses - £1,000 (4%)
Cleaning and hygiene - £1,000 (4%)
Client expenses - £1,000 (4%)
Other - £2,978 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Contribution towards 3 staff for 1 year
Utilities repairs and maintenance
Office equipment
Stationary and postage
Food for clients
Volunteer expenses
Cleaning and hygiene
Client expenses
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Staff recruitment
  • phones
  • Newspapers
  • bin removal
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Insurance


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • continue project for longer
  • put in a dedicated landline as the mobile phone reception is bad and we cannot share the salvation army line

Total £26,339

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Jeans size 30 - 32 waist Hoodies men Sleeping Bags Mens clothing small (interesting fact the average waist size of a British man is 36 inches - our rough sleepers average a 30-32 inch waist
  • A dedicated landline as currently the centre operates off a mobile phone and the reception is extremely temperamental

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