A huge number of people make SHOC’s work possible, including our staff and volunteers, our trustees, and our stakeholders. At the heart of SHOC is its clients.
We have over 300 clients on our books and see about 40 people each day at Serena Hall. Our clients are vulnerable adults who struggle with multiple, complex problems and are either homeless or at risk of becoming so.
The groups include:
- People with mental and/or physical health issues
- People with learning disabilities
- People with drug and/or alcohol issues
- Sex workers, offenders and ex-offenders
- East Europeans, refugees and asylum seekers
People in these groups lead chaotic lifestyles and are hard to encourage into further education or formal training through the standard routes. To progress, they need to be taught basic life skills with sensitive and expert support. SHOC provides this.
Central to the work SHOC does for the Slough community are the people involved in the day-to-day running of the centre, people who make real, positive changes to the lives of those who need SHOC’s help.