🙌 Raised So far: £16,499.96 🙌
Street Begging in Wolverhampton City Centre
Think Before You Give
We are committed to helping people to get off the street and receive the right support or accommodation they need. We do this by working with local charity support agencies, the Police and Wolverhampton City Council. The reasons why people beg on the street can be complicated and only addressed with the right agency support. Giving money to beggars may make life on the street easier for them in the short term, but, in the worst case, could feed a dependency. It takes more than money to turn a life around.
Where to deliver donated supplies
The Well - Foodbank
Address: Unit 16, Wulfrun Trading Estate, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6HH
(NB. SatNav’s do not bring you to the warehouse with this postcode)
Download PDF map here
Open: Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm. Please phone before you deliver, (unless we have agreed on a regular arrangement).
St. Aidan’s Church
Address: Mount Road, Penn, WV4 5SW
Open: Sundays: 12.15-1pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Address: Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, WV6 0NJ
Open: Monday – Friday: 10am – 3.30pm.
Yorkshire Building Society
Address: Queens Square, Wolverhampton
Nationwide Building Society
Address: The Square, Codsall
Address: Wombourne & Perton Stores
Address: Claregate, Eastfield & Bilston Stores
Address: Jack Hayward Way, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton City Council
Address: Civic Centre, St.Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton
Good Shepherd Ministry
The Methodist Centre /Darlington St Church
24 School Street, Wolverhampton
West Midlands, WV1 4LF
How you can help.
There are many ways in which you can help the Good Shepherd Ministry to feed, clothe and comfort those in need.
Serve food at our sandwich hatch or in the dining room
Help with the driving
Remember us in your prayers
Collect food at your place of work or worship
Tell others about our vital work
Tinned food, non-perishable foods
Sleeping bags and blankets
WHAT DO WE DO?
We support the following 3 charities. 100% of the money we raise through the Alternative Giving Campaign is split between the charities below:
The great work of The Alternative Giving Campaign in Wolverhampton was featured on BBC WM 95.6 with Danny Kelly on 29th November 2017. Listen to Sam Bailey from P3 Navigator explain what goes on and how the homeless in Wolverhampton are being helped.
WHERE TO FIND A DONATION POINT
We have various Donation Points around the city, making it easier for you to offer generous donations to those who genuinely need the help.
|Costa Coffee||Donation Point||Victoria Square|
|Express & Star||Donation Point||Queen Street|
|Yates||Donation Point||Queen Square|
|Boots||Donation Point||Dudley Street|
|City of Wolverhampton Council||Donation Point||Civic Centre - Ground FloorCafe|
|City of Wolverhampton Council||Donation Point||Ground Floor Cafe|
|Info.Stop Public Toilets||Donation Point||Victoria Street|
|Leaping Wolf||Donation Point||Waterloo Road|
|University of Wolverhampton||Donation Point||Rosalind Franklin Building / Stafford Street|
|University of Wolverhampton||Donation Point||Main Campus/Wulfruna Street|
|Wolverhampton Homes||Donation Point||Queen Street / Market Street|
|Sainsburys||Donation Point||St Marks, Chapel Ash|
|Virgin Trains||Donation Point||Railway Drive|
|Casino 36||Donation Point||Temple Street|
|ASDA||Donation Point||Molineux Way|
|McDonald's||Donation Point||Dudley Street|
|Le Monde||Hand Shaker||Victoria Street|
|Zuri Coffee||Hand Shaker||Lichfield Street|
|Gorgeous||Hand Shaker||School Street|
|Depict Creative||Hand Shaker||Science Park, Glaisher Drive|
|The Studios 24||Donation Point||24 Birch Street|
|Subway||Hand Shaker||Market Street|
St. George’s HUB
St. George’s HUB works with the most excluded and vulnerable men in Wolverhampton to assist them out of homelessness and help them secure and retain tenancies. Many of our service users have suffered survived trauma in their lives, finding themselves in intolerable and seemingly hopeless situations. We can help. St. George’s HUB reduces social isolation among men and works to improve men’s long-term physical and mental health.
We provide a daily breakfast service; identity building support; housing, benefits and employment advice; specialist help for male victims of domestic abuse, practical life-skills sessions, e.g. IT, English, budgeting, arts, sports and healthy living activities.
We also work closely with other local bodies, making St. George’s HUB a ‘one-stop shop’ of support. We never turn people away and we are often their last hope when other projects cannot help.
Paul is a 51-year-old man, a born and bred Wulfrunian. He has a number of disabilities and health issues but has never let this prevent him being an active citizen in the local community. Unfortunately, there have been occasions where his insecure private tenancies have ended and he has found himself temporarily homeless. He has found our Breakfast Club service invaluable, both as a source of a hot nutritious breakfast but also as a means of accessing a wide range of housing and benefits advice and support. As a direct result of using the Breakfast Club, accommodation was found and Paul is now volunteering at a local soup kitchen. He has also utilised many of the other services available at St. George’s HUB such as obtaining essential I.D and participated in a number of life-skill sessions that have boosted his confidence and self-esteem.