We offer assistance to the homeless, and to poor and disadvantaged families, as well as providing mental health support.
We are passionate about helping the local community in Torfaen and local areas.
We are always in need of volunteers and donations, so please read on for ways in which you can support us
We aim to provide safe food, water, and other essentials to those who are homeless.
We are first responders, so meet with the homeless to give them emergency provisions, tents, blankets, food and advice, etc. We also offer an initial mental health check.
We then continue to support them with personal items, until they get housed. However long it takes.
We take clothes and toiletries to the homeless in Cardiff every three weeks, and provide a network of support in the Torfaen area.
In Cardiff we regularly give out supplies to between 35 and 40 street homeless people of all ages, both male and female.
If you see a tent, or someone who is apparently homeless, please get in touch with us. We aim to get to a person within two days.
We support local families who need clothing and other essentials, particularly those families with young children.
We strongly believe as an organisation that all children should receive free school meals, and free school uniform.
Our activities include children’s’ clothing giveaways. At a recent event, together with a team of volunteers we provided over 1000 items of completely free clothing for babies and children.
Mental Health Support
We provide mental health guidance, advice, coping strategies and moral support to those in need.
Our founder has extensive experience in the mental health field. This enables us to provide mental health support to people in crisis.
We have a chain of individuals and local businesses who donate clothes, money, food and other goods, without whom we could not operate. But we are always in need of more help. Can you help with any of the following?
Donation of Goods
We are always in need of clothes, food and other goods. If you can help with any of these, please get in touch. And if you can’t get it to us, we’ll come and collect free of charge.
Donation of Money
Financial donations are also gratefully received, either regular contributions or one-off donations. Please visit our fund-raising campaign:
We are always looking for volunteers. In particular:
- Distribution Officers to help us care for our growing network.
- An Electrician to provide PAT testing, repair old electrical items, and to help in local hostels.
- Sponsors: local businesses and individuals who can provide regular donations and support.
If you think you can help with any of the above, then please Get in Touch.
Founder: Stephen Manning
My name is Stephen Manning, and I have been working in charity and volunteering for about eight years.
I work for Bipolar UK as a mentor, running a group, and I am on the Welsh advisory panel.
I’ve been running my own organisation for the Street homeless, both locally and in Cardiff, for about four years. We provide mainly clothes and toiletries, along with moral support.
I have also worked in a homeless shelter, and helped at a refugee camp in Calais.
It’s my passion, doing what I do for people in need.
Administration Officer: Debbie Fitzgerald
My name is Debbie Fitzgerald and I have been helping out as an admin in the group with Steve.
I have suffered homeless myself due to a breakdown in my marriage, and have now got my own place and I'm rebuilding my life again. I have also been battling mental health issues since the death of my son 12 years ago.
I enjoy reading, socialising, and seeing my family.
It's my passion, doing what I do for people in need.
Distribution Officer: Jodie Westmacott-James
Hi, my name is Jodie. I train in Tae Kwon Do, and I love reading. I moved from England to Caerleon to study, and have a degree in photography.
I have three children and have been married for five years.
I love helping people.
Distribution Officer: Carys Jones
My name is Carys…
I'm 23 and have lived in Torfaen all of my life. I'm a spiritual person and enjoy practicing meditation.
My goal is to help all people and animals in any way that I can. I enjoy volunteering my time, sorting through donations for charity, and have fostered dogs for various rescue centres.
I also try and raise awareness for autism, mental health issues, domestic abuse, homeless and inequality where and when I can!
Distribution Officer: Andrew Bowen
My name is Andrew Bowen, and I run my own business. I’ve been going out to Cardiff Street Homeless with Giving Hope Torfaen for over a year, and it opened my eyes, to be honest.
I am tough and confident, but the first time we went out with clothes and toiletries I was nearly in tears. But the feeling of meeting and even just talking with individuals in need is so inspiring, it is great to be able to help.
Distribution Officer: Keir Ashman
I volunteered with Steve with the Cardiff street homeless, which was one of the best and the worst experiences at the same time. The first time we went in a storm, but that didn’t slow him down. We gave out clothes, toiletries and food to about 30 street homeless, and I was surprised at the chat and the laughter.
Accountant: Paul Watkins
My name is Paul. I have been an accountant for 30 years, working mainly in the transport industry.
I spend a lot of time doing 5 mile and 10 mile runs.