Inspired by the work already being done by the SVP in the area, Our Lady and St Helen St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Westcliff was established in 2000 by Jim Harforth. In 2010 Daniel Cauchi has continued the great work of Jim to build community by Turning Concern into Action. The SVP volunteer group in Westcliff is serving local people in the area and we work with other local SVPs in the surrounding boroughs such as Southend, Leigh-on-sea, Southchurch, Rochford, Rayleigh and Shoeburyness. Although local, the SVP Westcliff group is a part of the National St Vincent de Paul Society (England and Wales ) and the charity can also be found internationally.
We have a strong presence in the Westcliff area and our SVP group has been involved in supporting homeless people through the Winter Night Shelter and many vulnerable people within our community who need a hand with bills, food parcels, necessities, emotional/spiritual support and other services found on this website.
Ever since 1833 the St Vincent de Paul Society has dedicated itself to tackling poverty, disadvantage and social isolation by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need; our work and call-to serve is no different today though times have changed rapidly. Over the years, we have become one of the most trusted and effective charitable foundations, working hard to improve the lives of those in need.
How we help during the Covid-19 crisis
Ever since 1833, the SVP has been dedicated to tackling poverty, disadvantage and social isolation by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. Today, with new challenges facing us during the coronavirus outbreak we are here to help our community.
We support the homeless of our community by providing temporary accommodation when commissioned services need support, provide hot meals 5 days a week, provide clothes, provide a starter pack for people moving into permanent accommodation, inreach support and counselling or befriending.
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St Vincent's Centre, Southend Community Support Hub
St Vincent's is a com munity centre that supports vulnerable people in our community. We offer a Foodbank, Hot Meals, In and Out Reach support, household items and clothing. We also sign post a range of local organisations that support vulnerable people within our community. Please, if you are in need please respond as we will find a way forward for your current circumstance.
Unit 9, Victoria Business Park, Short St SS2 5BY
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If you are in need of food bags, utilities support or any other support please call the support line 01702 592980
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Complete this form to join our Friendly Team at St Vincent's Southend - Short St. We will contact you within 3 working days to confirm your interests.
How Can We Help You?
Complete this form to request support. We will aim to respond ASAP or within 24hrs. Phone 01702592980