About Harbour Place
Harbour Place outreach and night shelter has been supporting rough sleepers and homeless people in North East Lincolnshire since 1996. It was originally a day centre, launching an outreach team in 2011 and then the area’s first overnight service in 2018 at its premises in Hope Street, Grimsby. The night shelter operates every day of the year, providing a supportive and supervised environment.
The charity is proud of its holistic approach, tailored to each individual’s needs. From assisting people into accommodation and providing in-depth advice to promoting health and wellbeing and improving people’s employability skills, the Harbour Place staff are supported in this by a bank of volunteers and dedicated trustees. It is funded through a combination of donations, grants, and fundraising.
“Harbour Place is committed to preventing homelessness and reducing, and eventually eradicating rough sleeping in our community,” said a spokesperson. “We believe that everyone deserves a chance to change their life for the better – and the team works hard to provide a safe and supportive environment to facilitate this.
“Working across North East Lincolnshire, we help vulnerable and isolated people to get support with their housing, mental health and well-being. We provide service users with the practical assistance, advice, and encouragement to make changes and live independent and healthy lives.”
Harbour Place and St Hugh’s Hospital
We are very proud to have been supporting Harbour Place from the very beginning, when it first opened back in December 1996, by providing regular hot meals for its users. For more than a quarter of a century, the staff in our kitchen department have been making meals that are delivered once a week to the centre – enough for about 30 people.
Dave Carlisle, from the charity, said:
“The support that St Hugh’s Hospital has provided over the years is invaluable. It’s been a helping hand when there has been very little help available. A hot, home-cooked meal is something many of our service users don’t get to taste that often.”
Hospital Director Ashley Brown said:
“Working with Harbour Place is extremely important to us at St Hugh’s as it’s all part of our mission to support people in the wider community we work in. Harbour Place and its volunteers have consistently provided an outstanding service to Grimsby for decades. We have built a long-lasting relationship with the charity and intend to support the great work they do for many years to come.”
How you can help
Give a few hours a week to volunteering at Harbour Place’s Hope Street Centre. Head here for more details and information on the variety of interesting roles available.
Become a trustee. If you have experience in finance or the social care field, please talk to Robin Barr at Harbour Place on 01472 355234.
Make a donation. Harbour Place relies on monetary donations to keep going, and it also relies heavily on donations of food, bedding, toiletries, and cleaning products. Examples include everyday items like washing powder, bin bags, clingfilm, toilet rolls, and clothing, too. If you’re unsure about what to donate, give the charity a call.
Get in touch
To get in touch with Harbour Place, visit: www.harbourplacegrimsby.org.uk or call 01472 355234.
To report a person who is sleeping rough, use this same number, visit: www.streetlink.org.uk, or call the council’s Homelessness Prevention service on 01472 313131, who will liaise with Harbour Place if necessary.