COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Our Community Support team can help with food, furniture, fuel top ups, and other ad-hoc crisis support, funds permitting.  Please do contact us if you need support.

We are here to help residents in the District of Horsham who are on facing crisis.  For help with furniture and fuel, we will need to see photo ID, evidence of income, proof of address and an up to date bank statement.  

To find out if you qualify for assistance please call Kathryn on 0300 124 0204, or e-mail us on support@horsham-matters.org.uk.

If you are struggling financially, maybe due to problems with benefits or some other issue, or you have recently been housed, we may be able to help you – with an emergency food parcel, help with your fuel meter, or with essential household items.  We may also be able to help with other ad-hoc support.  We aim to raise funds to support the community, through our Charity Store and with other fundraising activities.

The Horsham Churches Together Night Shelter provides a safe place overnight for ten guests each night. Our Shelter normally runs from December through to March offering a hot meal and a bed for guests with a Horsham connection. Sadly, we were unable to provide this provision for the 2020/21 due to Covid restrictions.
In the 2018-19 season we provided shelter for 28 guests, some of which were housed during the shelter period. Through our consistent delivery the wellbeing of guests improve and they are more ‘prepared’ to move in to temporary or permanent accommodation.
Each season around 250 volunteers generously donate their time to ensure we can offer this important provision to homeless residents.

Under the banner of the Trussell Trust, we operate several foodbanks and emergency food collection venues; along with our recently launched Hub On The Move mobile foodbank.  We work with nearly one hundred different referral agencies, who are able to issue a voucher to people, who for various different reasons, are in need of food.  The voucher can be exchanged at the foodbank for a three day food parcel.  Our foodbank volunteers are also on hand to provide a listening ear, and tea and biscuits, when needed.