Stephen's Place was set up to give many people confidence to look forward to a peaceful and stable future. We deliver supported accommodation to relieve poverty and social exclusion caused by being homeless. We provide mentoring, life coaching, gardening, cooking and other life skills such as self-care and raising self-esteem, music and art. We have a team of volunteers who are passionate about these things and who have professional backgrounds in counselling, IT, finance, mental health care, arts and even a beekeeper!
We currently have a 5-bed property in Southend-on-Sea where we are providing supported accommodation to our residents.
Since the death of my son, Stephen, on the streets of Southend, I have been longing to give people, who are in a similar situation to he was, the opportunity to turn their life around... like nurturing the lamb inside. This is why we exist - to ensure that nobody who experiences poverty of exclusion on account of being homeless is left alone and has the opportunity to turn their life around.
We want to continue to grow in order to be able to help more people! So far we have 5-beds and our aim is to double that by the end of 2021/2022.