Call us: 017 5357 7747

“I can laugh when I look back” – John’s Story

John first came to SHOC for help in 2008. Having been homeless for a few months, he found himself the victim of assault, which is sadly very common among the vulnerable homeless. Whilst at the police station to report the attack, he saw a flyer for SHOC. “My self-esteem and outlook on life were very low, so reading that SHOC could help with food and accommodation and help me get work, was a ray of hope ”

John became a regular at SHOC, receiving help but also helping out when he could. His self-esteem and confidence grew in SHOC’s environment of care, trust and respect. Having completed courses in computing, cookery and gardening, after much perseverance, and to everyone at SHOC’s delight, John found a job working as a full time kitchen porter at a local hotel. In John’s words, “I am pleased with the turnaround of myself since 2008 and I can laugh when I look back, but when you have problems whether being homeless, hungry or lonely…you don’t laugh”

This year at SHOC

Number of clients on register
300
Number of meals provided
7000
Number of clients housed
40
Number of clients gaining employment
31
Number of courses completed
82
Number of counselling sessions provided
1200

Contact Us

SHOC delivers services from:
Slough Homeless Our Concern,
Quaker Meeting House,
74 Ragstone Road,
Slough,
SL1 2PX

Day Centre telephone -
017 5357 7747
Email -
mandy@weareshoc.org.uk

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Registered charity number: 1070689

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