A home for the homeless
Despite its image as a well-to-do seaside location, Clacton-on-Sea is a town with a number of social problems. Homelessness is rife, perhaps because there is a common myth amongst prison populations that the town offers plenty of work and accommodation for ex-offenders.
Trinity Methodist Church Clacton is doing all it can to help the homeless. The church helps with the nightly soup run, and offers tea and toast in the church hall each Wednesday morning, as well as a Grub Club providing people with a hot meal once a week.
So many people are coming along to benefit from the food, support and shelter, that Trinity is looking to expand this part of its ministry. Allchurches Trust is supporting them with a grant to help them create a community café that will be open every day. The planned refurbishments will create a useful, flexible space and an even warmer welcome to people who need support.