Assertive outreach is a front line service for the rough sleepers in Newport. This project seeks to meet those sleeping rough in Newport at their sleeping place on a Saturday and Sunday morning to provide them with a welfare check, breakfast, and the opportunity to access housing related support with one of our staff.
This assertive outreach project aims to replicate the “Breakfast run” model that occurs weekday mornings by the Wallich and has done for a number of years. We acknowledged the gap in services for rough sleepers throughout the weekend and therefore our aim is fill this gap.
It will be led by a staff member and a small team of 2 volunteers on a Saturday and Sunday morning 6.30am until 9.30am and will provide a follow-up drop in service (10am – 1pm) at our premises on Hill Street for those who require support with housing related issues.
The Assertive Outreach team will meet at Eden Gate before heading to the streets of Newport to wake up those sleeping rough, provide them with a bacon roll and a coffee and discuss any housing related issues with them. This project will largely be evangelical where possible.
Interested in volunteering?
We currently have space for two further volunteers on a Sunday morning for this project. Given the nature of the support work we are going to be doing we want only volunteers who can commit to the project long term as we have to build up trust with the clients and appreciate this may take time. If you feel you can offer your time to this please can you contact Zena by email; firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help?
For this project your contribution would be much appreciated. We are now collecting the following items:
- Sleeping bags
- Warm coats
- Jogging bottoms
- Porridge Pots
- Pot Noodles
- Cereal bars
We’ve also this year established an Amazon Wish List with everything required, this is a way of us keeping you safe from entering our premises during this pandemic. The link can be found here: