In partnership with HullHARP, and supported by Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and East Riding Voluntary Action Services - our mission is to improve the communication of homelessness services and issues on three levels:
- making those caught in homelessness more aware of the services and support available to them, providing daily information of help that is immediately available.
- helping organisations, also, to have a greater understanding of the variety and extent of services available to the people they’re supporting, enabling them to direct clients to additional support, and encouraging partnership-working to the benefit of all.
- helping the public to have a deeper understanding of all issues around homelessness, providing opportunities for volunteering, and encouraging development of more informed responses to the issues.
Jerome Whittingham, editor of the website, adds:
“This is a great opportunity for us all to learn more about the issues behind the sometimes dire headlines, and to do something positive in response. The Humber Help website is just a communications tool, but it does illustrate something special locally - that there’s a whole movement of organisations in the Humber region that are wanting to work more closely together - to the benefit of those caught in the despair of homelessness. The more we know about the issues, and about each other, the bigger the difference we can make to those in need.”
All organisations and individuals that provide a service to those experiencing homelessness - and its related issues - can register the details of their project on this website. Additionally, we will help to publish sector news and stories.
Jerome has 2 teenage sons, and has lived in Hull since 1994.