Support workers’ boxing clever plan to help new arrivals

7 September 2018

Support workers at a Stockton housing service for homeless people are thinking outside the box to help new arrivals get settled in.

Support workers with the shoeboxes

Support workers at a Stockton housing service for homeless people are thinking outside the box to help new arrivals get settled in.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Norton Road supported housing service is appealing for donations of essential supplies to be used in welcome pack shoeboxes given to residents when they first move in to the service.

The boxes will contain basic items that people who have been previously homeless may not have to hand, such as toiletries, washing powder and tea or coffee.

Norton Road staff have already been working with businesses and hosting events to collect items and raise funds for the project, while shoeboxes used in the initiative have been donated by Wynsors World of Shoes.

The service is currently seeking donations of tea or coffee, sugar and UHT, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, towels, breakfast/snack bars, combs and hairbrushes, toilet roll, washing powder/tablets and condoms or sanitary items.

SSL local service manager Heather Davies said: “When people are first referred to our service, they can often arrive with only the clothes on their back.

“While our personalised support can help them regain their independence, we want to make sure they also have everything they need to get them up and running.”

For more information on the appeal, or to arrange a donation, contact Norton Road on 01642 611322.

“While our personalised support can help them regain their independence, we want to make sure they also have everything they need to get them up and running.”

SSL local service manager Heather Davies

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