With your support, we have been able to do this

We send a special thanks to our supporters for their continued support during this difficult time. In response to our emergaceny Coronavirus Appeal, we are now:

– Delivering 100+ meals a day to our partner housing providers, hostels and Winchester Churches Night Shelter as well as continuring to offer well-being support over the phone.

– We are providing entertainment packs to help pass the isolation period – including books, DVD players puzzles, crosswords and much more.

Working together for better lives in our community during Coronavirus

Working together for better lives in our community during Coronavirus

We have be blown away by the support that we have received during the Coronavirus Health Crisis. Take a look below and see how the community and businesses have been helping us over the past few weeks.

Rick Stein Winchester donated a variety of much needed fresh fruit & veg

Leckford Estate Waitrose, dropped off a fantastic selection of produce to help provide hot meals for our clients

Trinity Trustee baked cookies and brownies to include in lunches that are distributed to those in accommodation.

Greggs Winchester donated their cakes and biscuits to help supply packed lunches for those in need

TK Max and City centre Sainsbury’s donated a variety of fresh produce and perishables to support our clients

The Willow Tree Pub Winchester provided a fantastic selection of ingredients and manager Julian joined our volunteers in the kitchen to cook up a feast

Red Radish Catering dropped off 30 hot meals to be distributed amongst our clients and other housing providers

Capsticks Solicitors popped down to the centre to drop off some much needed supplies from their offices

Staying in isolation

Staying in isolation

Homelessness practitioners created “Distraction Packs” to help those we support with filling some time during this lockdown period.

Crosswords and puzzles, as well as mindfulness colouring to support mental health well-being.

This also included some home learning packs to distribute, covering art and budgeting with some lovely home cooking recipes.

Offering safe support to women during Coronavirus

Offering safe support to women during Coronavirus

At Trinity we are committed to offering safe support to any of our women that need it. Our counsellors are working from home and are offering online or telephone counselling as well as making daily well-being calls to ensure that our clients are still receiving help in creative and safe ways.

We recognise at times such as these that there will be a decline in peoples mental health as well as the escalation of such issues as abuse and we want to reassure all our women that we remain here for them as per our normal opening hours through phone contact.

People who we know are living on or below the poverty line are being supported with safe food and toiletries deliveries where we can and we are committing to offering that support for as long as we can for those that need us the most.

Help is available by calling the Police on 999 if you are in immediate danger, or Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247, or STOP Domestic Abuse Hampshire on 03300165112.

Trinity Winchester launches Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

Trinity Winchester launches Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

Trinity Winchester is urgently asking for donations to fund its vital services and to ensure each rough sleeper can be in a safe place and able to self-isolate. People sleeping rough are afraid. Many have underlying health conditions which puts them at greater risk. Having poor mental health makes it even more difficult to cope

Trinity is a charity providing support to homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and the surrounding area. The charity operates from a day centre in central Winchester, offering practical and emotional support to help people out of homelessness and ready to move on to independent living and into employment.

Working with Winchester City Council, St Clements’s NHS Surgery and other Coronavirus taskforce partners, Trinity has developed an emergency action plan in which the charity will support all rough sleepers who have now been given access to emergency accommodation.

Sue McKenna, CEO at Trinity Winchester said: “This unprecedented time has highlighted the positive impact of partnership working. Trinity have experienced first-hand the generosity and willingness of the community to pull together to support the most vulnerable in our community. We are proud to be a key partner of Winchester City Council, who very quickly made it possible to keep all rough sleepers safe and housed.”

Homeless practitioners will be visiting the accommodation four times a day, delivering cooked nutritious lunches and breakfast packs, supplying clean bedding, clothing and hygiene products to all residents. The charity will also offer vital human contact and counselling by phone and through delivering crisis support to those who need it, adhering to government guidelines on social distancing at all times.

Coronavirus is going to present the charity with a new crisis in the future. People have lost jobs, income; mental health will soar, and so people are in desperate need of the charity’s support. Making a donation will help us fill the gap on income caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Please give what you can to ensure that Trinity Winchester can continue delivering its vital services to help people get off the streets – and stay off them.

You can make a donation by a visiting here or alternatively you can send a cheque to Trinity Winchester, Durngate Place, Bradbury House, Winchester, SO23 8DX.