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.
Throughout the area, our volunteer members work in varied ways to give people a sense of belonging. As well as offering friendship and support, our members give practical help such as food, clothes, furniture or financial help when this is needed. During Covid-19, we have a safeguarded platform to carry on our befriending services.
Knock and Drop
'Knock and Drop' service delivering emergency food parcels and medicine to isolated or housebound people,
We cover Southend, Southchurch, Westcliff, Chalkwell, Leigh-on-Sea areas.
Please phone Our support line on 07549127592 if you are in need or know of someone in need.
Bake Off Team
The SVP charity continue to Build Community. We have now been able to provide daily cake deliveries to the Southend hospital to keep our NHS workers getting through the day. We provide for 12 wards in Southend Hospital, 11 care homes and 9 doctors surgeries.
We have opened up an emergency Night Shelter which is currently providing hot meals for B&Bs where the rough sleepers have been housed and an Outreach programme to support rough sleepers. We are working with HARP, Southend Council, soup kitchens and other homeless organisation to ensure that we can help the most vulnerable people of our community. We need emergency funds to ensure that we can keep everyone safe and meet the highest standards with respect to cleanliness.
Mini Vinnies 7 – 11yrs
Lead Coordinator: Elizabeth Cauchi
Attend Strawberry Tea event and New Year's Party for the elderly. Help to set up St Helen’s SVP Winter Night Shelter for the Homeless.
Current Fundraiser: Camp in your back garden.
Current Focus for the community: Covid-19
Youth SVP 11 -14yrs
Lead Coordinator: Laura Sach
Activities involved in 2019/2020
Attend Strawberry Tea event and New Years Party for the elderly.
Help to set up St Helen’s SVP Winter Night Shelter for the Homeless.
Current Focus for the community: Covid-19
SVP B- Attitude 14 -18yrs
Lead Coordinator: Kevil Bardman. Activities involved in 2019/2020. Attend Strawberry Tea event and New Years Party for the elderly and helping to set up St Helen’s SVP Winter Night Shelter for the Homeless. Current Fundraiser: Current Focus for the community: Covid-19
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Gift aid form - Please click the PDF on the left to download. When setting up a Standing order please put St Vincent's Southend in the reference section.
St Vincent's Centre, Southend Community Support Hub
St Vincent's is a Hub 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 5BHY
Shop while supporting those in need.
If you are in need of food bags, utilities support or any other support please call the support line 07549127592 or 01702 592980
27 Milton Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JP, UK
Become a Member
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.
Receive a Christmas Hamper or Toys
Complete this form if you are in need of a Christmas Food Hamper or Toys for the children
How Can We Help You?
Complete this form to request support. We will aim to respond ASAP or within 24hrs. Phone 07549127592