Basildon Council to support World Homeless Day

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Basildon Council in partnership with homelessness charity, St. Mungo’s, are backing, ‘World Homeless Day’ by launching a campaign called, ‘Change the way you give.’ This is also supported by, Eastgate Shopping Centre & Basildon Town Centre Management to reduce rough sleeping around Basildon shopping centre.

Jennifer Gould, Housing Options Manager from Basildon Council, appeared as a guest on the, ‘Daytime’ show on Tuesday 10th October and advises members of the public to make a donation by either text or online to support homeless people instead of handing over money directly to them.

Here’s how to make a difference and reduce rough sleeping outside Eastgate Centre:-

Text, ‘TOWN53 £3’ to 70070 or visit: to make a donation of any amount.

Also members of the public can report a rough sleeper by either calling: 0300 500 0914 (24hr phone line) or visiting: 

To become a volunteer, either email: [email protected] or call: 01268 – 294420.


By Saida Sheehan.

2 Comments on “Basildon Council to support World Homeless Day”

  1. Thank you for having me Saida, thoroughly enjoyed telling you all about the initiatives and partnerships that we are involved in to help support rough sleepers and enable a life off of the streets.

    The emergency winter night shelter, organised by the voluntary Basildon Homelessness Working Group, starts on Saturday 2nd December. Anyone interested in helping in the evenings or overnight in the shelters should contact Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Volunteers Service by emailing [email protected] or they can call 01268 294420.

    Many thanks – Jennifer Gould

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