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People in need (Cambridge)

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These organisations could help you..


If you’re homeless then you can contact either JImmy’s, Wintercomfort or Street suppport

Jimmys Night Shelter
1 East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1BD
01223 576085
For over 20 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help for the homeless in Cambridge. We work with the local Community, Volunteers and Partner agencies to deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed.
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Wintercomfort for the homeless
Overstream House, Victoria Ave, Cambridge CB4 1EG
01223 518140
Wintercomfort is an advice and support hub working with homeless and vulnerably housed people within the local community. Wintercomfort are open every day, all year round, providing hot meals, laundry and shower facilities for rough sleepers along with a broad range of counselling, training and housing support, advisory services and employment opportunities to help support people out of homelessness.
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Other people in need

The Edge - Recovery hub
Click here for more information. We believe that what we can grow a network of positive relationships and experiences that stretch from our cafe and out into the world, by bringing people together & helping build social stability in each others' lives. We provide a beautiful, safe, warm, drug & alcohol free space and community to anchor people in the sustained recovery they need to gain and maintain access to housing, social & health services, healthy relationships, education and employment. By sharing experiences & knowledge, linking with our local community & recovery groups, offering peer support & mentoring, promoting healthy social values, supporting emotional wellbeing and arranging social events we believe peoples lives can & do change for the better. Without ongoing recovery support, the challenge of maintaining stability in mental health, relationships, housing & employment and breaking cycles of destruction may feel nearly impossible. We work collaboratively with CGL, SunNetwork and other agencies to support individuals to sustain their recovery against significant odds. The Edge is a holding place for people looking for support in their long term recovery.
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Welcome to Cambridge's first Community Fridge
Each year in the UK we throw away nearly 15 million tonnes of food and drink. Nearly half of this is perfectly good to eat! Our Community Fridge enables businesses and individuals to waste less through the sharing of good quality food that's within its use-by date. You can drop off good but unwanted food, and help yourself to what's on the shelf. Please read the instructions and disclaimer prior to use.
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Consectetuer Adipiscin
FareShare The Edge Café are delighted to be working with FareShare. As part of their mission to cut down on food waste and to combat hunger, FareShare redistribute good food destined for waste to charities and community groups who turn it into nutritional meals for vulnerable people. We pick up food via FareShare every day, and we use as much of it as we can to populate our excellent specials menu. How much, and what food, varies on week-to-week. So our specials are always changing depending on what we receive. This helps us to keep our prices down. Anything that we don't use in the kitchen is free for customers or visitors to take. This community food hub has been operating throughout the lockdown period, meaning we have been able to provide many people a day with food. For more info about what FareShare do nationwide, you can get some details and statistics from their website.
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