Homeless support group backs News campaign

ONE of the 11 fantastic causes set to benefit from The News Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign is Two Saints.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 8:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:12 pm
Maxine Neal, Rachel Mason and Ami Rutledge with their clients, Jason Harrison, Ben Weeks and Nicola Robinson at Two Saints Picture: Habibur Rahman

Based across Fareham and Gosport, the initiative provides sleeping and support arrangements for homeless and vulnerable single people and families in the area.

The cause’s three Fareham hostels – offering a collective 37 beds – provide a safe space for rough sleepers, people battling substance misuse and those looking to become re-integrated into society by finding a safe new home.

Two Saints also offers free drop-in sessions, where workers support service users with issues including disability, eviction, debt and crime.

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Rachel Mason is a support worker at the initiative, which has bases in West Street, Gosport Road and Kings Road in Fareham, as well as Forton Road in Gosport.

Urging your donation of a £5 supermarket gift card to Two Saints service users – through the Comfort and Joy campaign, – she said: ‘The potential of this scheme is massive – it helps us make Christmas special for our clients. A donation could have a real impact on the life of a vulnerable person. It could be the difference between them being able to feed their family at Christmas or go into debt. People really can help.’

To support Two Saints, send a £5 supermarket gift voucher inside a Christmas card – in an unsealed envelope – to Deanery Office, St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth PO1 1HT.

Or, to learn more about how your donation could help, click here.