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.


To get involved, click HERE to find out more information and how to apply!

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. 


Make a one-off donation to support our work or set up regular monthly giving via Give.Net

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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

Thank You!


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.


January 2021 ENCS update

The January 2021 ENCS update is available at: ENCS January 2021 update With news of a new homeless centre in Rushden, taking action for happiness and how to ‘Get to Glasgow’ by walking locally.

East Northants Community Services – December 2020 update

The December 2020 update is now available here: ENCS December 2020 update. Please forward it to anyone else who may be interested. Happy Christmas, and best wishes for 2021.