Welcome to East Northants Community Services
Our vision is to create a community where deprived people thrive.
We want to enable disadvantaged people to live independent and fulfilled lives.
We support individuals to overcome the immediate challenges of homelessness, addiction, food poverty and isolation; then we empower them to make positive life choices that lead to improved health, housing, employment and active participation in the local community.
Our approach is to accompany services users in their journey, providing supportive relationships where they can feel safe, be inspired and rebuild their self-confidence and life.
We achieve this work through various projects: our Sanctuary Night Shelter in Rushden provides a place for homeless individuals to stay and we work to identify the cause of their homelessness and work to find them more permanent accommodation; we have Recovery House which is a residential rehabilitation project for those looking to recover from addiction; we operate Rushden Food Bank and provide support for Raunds Food Bank and cafe, both of which give food parcels to help those in short term crisis; Cornerfield Cafe is a community space for individuals to socialise and have some hot food for very low cost; we also run other support as needed, such as money courses, support with benefits and advocacy.
We are always in need of passionate, committed individuals to help us continue the work we do and we have a range of volunteering opportunities within our organisation.
Without our volunteers, the people we support would have nowhere to turn.
Get involved and help those most in need in your local community.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Make a one-off donation to support our work or set up regular monthly giving via Give.Net
It costs us £500 per week for an individual to go through our recovery programme.
It costs £10 each week to feed a resident in our night shelter for the week.
Anything you can give will help us
The Margaret Giffen Community Fund have awarded a grant of £5000 to East Northants Community Services (ENCS) to support the work of its Sanctuary Night Shelter. The grant was awarded through Northamptonshire Community Foundation.
The Lloyds Foundation has generously granted us funds for sustaining the work at Recovery House and have also arranged to give us support by linking us to Lloyds personnel who will advise us in many areas ofgovernance, financial security, policies etc. Our thanks to the Lloyds Foundation for having faith in our work and supporting our future.