Vulnerable Citizen Support are a Not for Profit Community Interest Company working to support the Homeless and at risk of homeless people of Leeds and the Leeds City Region. Their main slogan is Homeless not Hopeless. They are backed by many supporters chiefly The Servo Group Ltd and Lush cosmetics.
They work on 4 main projects
Street Advocacy - working on the streets of Leeds engaging and reaching out to those who are homeless and have nowhere to stay. Ensuring they have access to hygiene facilities and when possible food. In the past VCS has build tent villages to support these people. The also offer hair cuts on the street and food deliveries.
Housing Support - working with people who are most of risk of homelessness a try and ensure they have somewhere to stay. They will then support the person in to other services and applications to get housing and all appropriate benefits.
Homeless prevention - With a number of other groups VCS are going around speaking to other organisations and school to highlight the risk of homelessness and other factors that increase vulnerabilities. These included, knife crime, gang violence, drug and alcohol misuse, family breakdown and mental health
Creating temporary accommodation - Currently VCS are working to convert a shipping container into temporary housing to move people into. They home to create a small 8 unit village in the future.
Our Work with them
We have been working with VCS to help them meet their needs. Offering help and advice about their growth. Helping the create policies and new ideas for different streams of funding. We have helped to create a website, webstore and app. All of which we currently host and manage on their behalf. We are currently working with them free of charge due to the public nature of the work they are doing,