If you are homeless or about to become homeless please contact the hostel.
Want to Help?
Text SANC03 followed by either £3, £5 or £10 to 70070
There are lots of ways in which you can help, from donations, volunteering and fund-raising. Click here to find out more.
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Hostel / Night Services
We are a 17 bed night hostel, providing temporary accommodation for homeless people. Residents are entitled to a hot evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch. The hostel amenities include showers, washing and laundry facilities, computer suite and TV room.
Counselling & Advice / Day Services
Stevenage Haven provide and run the day to day operational services, they also provide support and help to address the social and health needs of service users in order for them to “Move on “ to permanent accommodation. Those using the hostel are assessed for issues such as drug and alcohol dependence, mental health and relationship problems. They are then provided with counselling, advice and a means of referral for treatment.
Cold Weather Provision
Donating Money & Fundraising
This charity relies on fund-raising and donations to enable us to provide the extra facilities and services that our residents deserve.
Alternatively they can be made directly by cheque payable to North Herts Sanctuary, or by Standing Order, and sent to:
Care of HW Associates
Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ
Taxpayers can make their donations more valuable to us via Gift Aid (get form here) as this provides us with an extra 25% on any sum given.
Donating Items and Food
Requirements for donations of food and material items vary from time to time but the following items are normally welcome -:
- Tea and coffee
- Sugar, Baked Beans, UHT milk, tinned fish
- Tins of fruit and custard
- Cereals and biscuits
- Non-perishable foodstuffs
- Male clothing
- New bed linen for single beds
- Towels, face cloths, toiletries including soap, shampoo, shower gel and deodorant etc
When our service users are able to move on to independent living we like to provide them with a Starter Kit which may include a kettle, toaster, iron or such essential items. We always ask the clients what they would like from a simple menu.
We are always grateful for any time volunteers can provide to help support our service users. We are usually in need of people to help with:
- Fund Raising Activities
- Publicity / PR
- DIY – indoor & outdoor
- Admin / Clerical
- Finance / Accounts
If you are interested please fill in our volunteer questionnaire or contact us on 01462 435835 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide relevant guidance for all of our volunteers and continued support from all staff. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help North Herts Sanctuary, please contact us on 01462 435835
Peter was a research scientist with ICI, and is now retired. He has been a volunteer with the Charity since 2001, and was involved with the development of the services and the purchase of the premises in 2006.
Ray Shakespeare Smith
A teacher for 33 years Ray was a County Councillor and a District Councillors for 16 years. He is a trustee of several local charities and a Supervisor of The Black Squirrel Credit Union.
Grahame has a background in sales & marketing in property and HR and recruitment sectors. He is currently a qualified driving instructor and became a Trustee in April 2014.
Ian has a background in travel, tourism and operations having worked for TUI Travel Group for over 25 years both in the UK and Overseas. Ian is currently a board director at TUI Destination services and an Ambassador for the Holiday association charity.
Louise is a Grade 6 civil servant and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is currently a legal adviser in a Government department where she advises on a broad range of public law issues. Louise became a trustee in April 2016.