FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are all your guests actually homeless?
We offer support to the street homeless, to people we have helped into accommodation, and to anyone who is vulnerable in our community.
2. How many people has the project helped into accommodation so far?
We have been involved iin assisting 12 people into accommodation in 2018, which brings the overall total to 75 since we began in 2009.
3. Are there more homeless in Windsor now than previously?
There were around 15 rough sleepers in Windsor when the project started back in 2009. That number has remained pretty constant , although the individuals have changed. However, we also see more guests who may be staying with friends or family (sofa surfers) and need help to find a more permanent solution, and others who need help to sustain their accommodation or tenancy
4. Who is involved with the WHP?
The Project works closely with a wide variety of partners to provide the best solution and support for our guests. These include :-
Resilience (Drugs and Alcohol Support)
Thames Valley Police
DASH (Domestic violence support)
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Community Mental Health Team
5. How long does the support of WHP last?
There are many complexities associated with supporting our guests so this is often a long-term process. Even when accommodation has been sourced we offer ongoing support which gives an individual the confidence and knowledge to sustain their tenancy
6. Should I give money to people on the Street?
This is a personal choice, and it is difficult to give a straightforward answer. However, if you would like to give try offering a sandwich or a drink. Then by telling people about the project and pointing them in our direction we can give them an opportunity to chat about their needs in a friendly environment, and offer a broader level of support.