We enable homeless people to offer as well as receive help. We believe that homeless people are a massively untapped resource of skills, creativity, knowledge and experience able to contribute positively to their community.
Homelessness causes significant damage to a person's self-esteem; homeless people feel they are seen only as a 'problem' to be solved. We work from the positive by listening to their views and offering opportunities to help themselves by helping others.
Two members of the Link-Up committee are currently representing East Anglia on the Groundswell Homelessness Commission, working on a report requested by central government and they will be briefing the Housing Minister in person on their findings. Our monthly meetings are open and friendly and everyone has a vote. We encourage people who receive a grant or take part in a project like our bike project to come along and get involved with other Link-Up projects.
We are currently seeking volunteer help every thursday from 10.30 - 2.30. This for a regular commitment that Link-Up makes to keep the Wintercomfort Day Centre open during their weekly staff team meeting.
No experience necessary you will always be accompanied by an experienced Link-Up member.