Warming up the Homeless
Warming up the Homeless
  • 8-12 Wickham Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea
    East Sussex
    TN39 3EN
Warming Up The Homeless (WUTH) support, feed, and clothe 45,000 men, women, and children a year via outreach, weekly Saturday Kitchen, and monthly Sunday Supper Club drop-in sessions, our Homestart scheme, welfare and advocacy or our rapid response team. The Charity now has its own lawyer specialising in housing and will undertake all housing issues that our homeless communities face. We also offer a satellite food bank, run strictly on a referral basis, and currently supply 200+ food parcels a week to rough sleepers or those who are vulnerably housed homeless.

We are very proud to be a registered Charity and we are passionate about supporting, signposting, feeding, and clothing our homeless communities.  As well as our outreach, we have a busy welfare and advocacy department.  We run four vans, an excellent team of volunteer drivers, all of whom pick up donations of clothing and food.  We currently have over 300 fantastic volunteers.  All volunteers have enhanced DBS checks, are fully trained in safeguarding and professional boundaries.  We have a clear set of food hygiene policies; our home cooks are registered with their councils and their kitchens have been inspected by their council and by Environmental Health.  They are also qualified in food hygiene etc with level 1, 2 or 3 food hygiene certificates and allergens testing.

New to WUTH is our Family Support Group.  The group is for the families of the homeless who have addictions.  This applies to anyone who has a family member who is currently homeless or has been homeless in the past 3 years and who has addictions or mental illness or both.  WUTH do so much for the homeless themselves, but the families are often devastated by their son/daughter/sibling etc being open to the elements or stuck in a room by themselves.

WUTH relies on the generosity of donors and is extremely grateful for any support that they receive.  Did you know that a £15 donation

  • Feeds 15 people during one of our weekly outreach rounds: or
  • Feeds 15 people at our Saturday Kitchen drop-in sessions: or
  • Provides 15 breakfast packs: or
  • Provides 4 toiletry packs: or
  • Buys a sleeping bag to shelter those rough sleeping this winter; or
  • Buys protein for our home cooks to make into nutritious meals for outreach to feed 15 people

Please do come and visit our Charity shops in Bexhill.  We have our boutique Charity shop at 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX and our community Charity shop, where most items are £1, at 8-12 Wickham Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3EN

If you aren’t local, then you could visit our eBay shop where we have some fabulous items for sale.  All items are dispatched within 3 working days of your purchase, and we can provide international shipping too

Other ways to support the Charity include:

  • Donating items from our Amazon Wish List and getting them delivered directly to our distribution centre in Bexhill-On-Sea.  Our Amazon Wish List can be found online here
  • Shopping on Amazon via their Charity platform Smile and choosing to support WUTH.  You can sign up for this here
  • Shopping on the Easy Fundraising platform and choosing to support WUTH.  You can sign up for this here
  • Donating funds via our website here
  • Fundraising on our behalf.  Please visit our website here for further information
  • Creating a birthday fundraiser for WUTH on Facebook
  • Volunteering your time to support our homeless communities as a home cook, home baker, shop volunteer. You could also help sort donations at our distribution centre in Bexhill-on-Sea, at our drop-in sessions in Hastings and/or our outreach sessions in Bexhill-On-Sea, Eastbourne, Hastings and/or St Leonard’s.  Please email our CEO, Trudy Hampton trudy@warmingupthehomeless.org.uk or text 07367 060 708 for further information
  • Helping promote our Charity.  You could join our Facebook Group and invite your friends.  Follow us on Twitter and share our updates.  Share our website with your friends and family
  • Donating food, toiletries, and clothing.  You can drop your donations to one of our drop-off locations which are listed on our Facebook page here or the Charity can arrange collection from you.  Please email our CEO, Trudy Hampton trudy@warmingupthehomeless.org.uk or text 07367 060 708 if you would like to arrange a collection

On behalf of the homeless communities we serve, thank you very much

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