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VACANCY ON OUR STAFF TEAM
Homeless Care is looking for a manager at Maidstone Day Centre
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to manage a small team of dedicated staff, offering support to homeless and vulnerable men and women.
37.5 hours a week -  Early start, we open at 8am.
Experience in this field essential, as are good people skills, being a team player & IT competence including social media awareness. Must have driving licence.
The Manager will also be responsible for overseeing our community food share scheme, Food for Thought and will be expected to participate in face to face and Zoom/Teams meetings and events as a representative of the organisation.
Salary £25-£30k p.a. depending on experience.
Please email secretary@homelesscare.org.uk for job description and  application form
Closing date for applications; Friday 25th September 2020

Initial interviews via Zoom



VACANCY ON OUR  VOLUNTEER TEAM
Homeless Care is seeking a Social and Digital Marketing volunteer

To: Create landing pages with the purpose of generating an income stream from many small donors 
Social media campaign
Webiste development
Market research
Following a succesful volunteer placement the charity will provide references and testamonials.

For further details please email secretary@homelesscare.org.uk



Coronavirus update 



In June the Treasury announced  that an extra £85m  was  being made available to Local Authorities. The money is aimed at the  continued  provision of accommodation for the 5,400 rough sleepers across the UK who have been temporarily housed since the start of Lockdown.

At the start of lockdown, all  the rough sleepers  in our area were offered   places in emergency accommodation, by Maidstone Borough Council. Of course  their problems didn't disappear overnight and so we have continued  working with them to offer the best service possible in spite of distancing considerations.Our main concern is always the wellbeing of our men and women clients and so our staff have been  keeping in touch with the most vulnerable to offer support by telephone or socially distanced face to face meetings. We are part of a strong network of local agencies, each with a special part to play. 



It is always heartwarming to receive a thank you.

To Maidstone Day Centre
I want  to express my thanks for the amazing partnership working during these unprecedented times. Despite lockdown, social distancing and the ongoing threat of Covid 19, frontline agencies have continued to provide services for those most at risk and most in need in our communities. As Porchlight's Housing First Coordinator, I want to take this opportunity to sau how much I have valued the ongoing support I have received from Maidstone Day Centre in ensuring that thos housed under Porchlight's Housing First Project, have been assisted with food parcels throughout the lockdown and social isolation period.
The provision of food parcels has not only been a great support to those in need but also to me; by limiting my need to shop during peak times, to buy food for my clients, my risk of exposure to the virus is much reduced.
It is with good interagency partnership working that we often make the most difference.
Again, thank you

Jayne Hendy
Housing First Coordinator
Porchlight


www.porchlight.org.uk

Maidstone Homeless Care Social

I’m doing really well, I’m in France visiting mum and dad and having a great time, thanks for all your help and everything you’ve done for me. Nick

 

A little thank you for all your help. Suzanne

 

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