Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets. His death prompted members of several local churches to come together and form an action group. Their work led to a day centre being created in the former St Albans church, dedicated to helping people experiencing homeless in Worcester. Since then, we have expanded opening an 2nd Day Centre in Malvern, we have an Outreach Team who work in the community, a Clothing Project where people experiencing homelessness can get clean clothes and supplies, and most recently we have set up our accommodation project to provide temporary housing with support from Tenancy Sustainment Workers, with a view to tenants having the skills and confidence to secure permanent housing.
Our aim is “To engage the unengaged” through supporting people experiencing homelessness to access benefits, healthcare, accommodation and other services they might need.
We now have a Day Centre in Worcester, a Day Centre in Malvern, a Clothing store, a County-wide Outreach team and have a range of temporary accommodation properties we own and rent with a team supporting.