Home Is Where The Heart Is

Our aim is simple. To provide the people who find themselves at our door, with a safe space so that they can access the support, help and information they need in order to successfully move on with their lives and find somewhere they can call home.

Moving On

So far this year we have successfully rehoused 54% of our 80 residents. This includes supported living and private rented accommodation as well as our own move-on accommodation. Our house, situated next door to the shelter, has 4 bedrooms and provides accommodation for those residents ready to live more independently and to find employment, but with the help and support they may need still close to hand.

Complex Issues

Not all of our residents have mental or physical health issues, but many homeless people do have issues which may have contributed to their homelessness. In addition to this, once homeless, many people find their mental and physical health can deteriorate rapidly, leading to additional problems such as alcohol and drug abuse. Of our 80 residents:

  • 83% had mental health issues
  • 63 % had drug abuse issues
  • 53% had history of offending
  • 34% had physical health issues
  • 24% had some form of learning disability
  • 21% had alcohol abuse issues

Help and Support

Here at CENS, we give all our residents a safe, warm space to enable them to catch their breath and to start to get themselves back on their feet. Working alongside other agencies, charities and organisations, our trained staff can then help each person find the specific help they need in order to take their first steps towards independent living.

Homeless Crisis

With the current cost-of-living crisis, our services are already in huge demand, with all our rooms currently occupied. Winter is fast approaching, and our already huge food and heating bills are soaring. We need your help now more than ever. Every donation we receive helps us give the support our residents need to leave homelessness behind. Please DONATE NOW. Thank you.

CENS Essential Shopping List

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot chocolate
  • UHT milk
  • Squash
  • Vgetable oil
  • Gravy granules
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper
  • Stock cubes
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned/packet custard
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned vegetables & potatoes
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Men & women’s deodorant
  • Men’s razors
  • Shave gel
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Cloths
  • Scourers
  • Washing up liquid
  • Surface cleaners
  • Floor cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Bin bags
  • Food caddy liners
  • Loo roll
  • Washing tablets
  • AA batteries
  • NEW single duvets
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Single duvet covers/sheets
  • Clean/good condition towels

Please no soups!
Thank you