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Jeremy Corbyn visits SHOC

Staff members and clients at Slough Homeless Our Concern were treated to a very special visit yesterday afternoon, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP and Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi popped by. Jeremy and Tan chatted – and listened – to the clients, as they expressed some of the issues surrounding homelessness. The visit follows […]

2014 Big Sleepout raises £80K

The Big Sleep Out 2014 took place on Friday 28th November. Over 430 people braved the winter night to show their support for the work SHOC and Trinity do. We have raised £80k so far. A BIG thank you to all those who supported the event.

The BIG Sleepout – 28th November 2014 – Get involved

Trinity have big ambitions to impact homelessness in our area with their  flagship fundraising event, the Big Sleepout. The target is for 500 people to raise £200 sponsorship each to sleepout for one night on the 28th November 2014 in Hillingdon. This would be the biggest sleepout ever and aims to  raise over £100,000 to […]

Well done Graham – the SHOC factor

Graham came to us homeless, he is now settled in accommodation and has been getting help with his basic skills from a course in the Springboard Learning Centre.  We’re all thrilled that he’s just completed the course and been awarded his first certificate. A report published by Crisis in 2006, (Missed Opportunities: the case for […]

RBBA fundraising dinner for SHOC – a glittering success

A glittering charity fundraiser was organised by the Slough based ‘Royal Berkshire Bengali Association ‘in aid of SHOC and Save the children on April 5th 2014, amidst the sprawling greens of the Slough Hockey Club. It was a very enjoyable evening with a Bollywood themed dinner and dance , full of music, fun and delicious […]

Slough Sikh Scouts Support SHOC

A big heartfelt  thank you to all the children and helpers at the 13th Slough Sikh Scout Group for their generous support of SHOC. The group held a Charity Quiz evening on Dec 18th 2013 in which Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in teams with their parents, friends and relatives. The proceeds were split […]

Winter Night Shelter to start in Slough

It’s always tough to live on the streets, but winter is the hardest time of all. There are currently 40 rough sleepers in Slough, (a record high), and SHOC in conjunction with The London & Slough Run are planning to offer some help by setting up a night shelter for the cold weather season. Nine […]

Two great local charities, one big heart for the homeless

We are delighted to announce that SHOC plans to form a strategic partnership with Uxbridge based charity, Trinity Homeless Projects starting from April 2014. The partnership aims to ensure sustainability of SHOC’s valuable service to Slough, a service recently recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary services. Trinity provide supported housing and employment, for […]

Slough Street Sleepers at Record high

SHOC do a regular count on street sleepers and our latest information is that over 50 people are currently sleeping rough around Slough. We estimate this is a 25 year high and our information is that it includes both Eastern Europeans and UK citizens. Eastern Europeans who have not paid National Insurance do not have […]

Heathrow forecast April showers for SHOC

SHOC were delighted to receive the first delivery of Heathrow T3 abandoned toiletries. Muse Resourcing, a local recruitment company, has arranged for items handed in by passengers at security check-ins to be donated to SHOC instead of being incinerated. Project manager Mandy McGuire said: “The toiletries will make a real difference to our clients here […]

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