The Friary exists to help local people who are homeless, living in temporary accommodation and/or long term unemployed.
We help by offering free services such as advice, access to heath services, tenancy support and employment skills development.
I was homeless and they helped me set up my flat and pots and pans, TV and bedding. Without this place I’d be lost. I could be back inside because when I was penniless I might have had to go shoplifting. I don’t use it so much now because I am back on my feet. [...]
If it wasn’t for this place I’d be dead by now. I had cancer of the liver and they got me through it. I’d be six feet under without Friary – they helped me that much. I owe my life to Friary. I got a flat because I needed a stable place to live because [...]
From the first time I was in here, they provided food, clothes and help with money issues. They did not judge me. They have taken me from being a street boy into a person that is almost self-sufficient. I enjoy the friendship – the people here are usually in similar circumstances. The staff are encouraging, [...]
Supporters can now sell an item on Ebay for the Friary. All the proceeds from the item sale will go directly to the Charity. To sell an item for the Friary simply follow the link and select ‘Sell an Item’ http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?NP_ID=59748
The Friary is in desperate need of storage for our donations. Our building has serious strorage limitations and in order to make the most of what is donated to us we need room to store and sort donations. If you do have any storage that you are willing to donate whether it be for a [...]
The Friary does give out small TV’s to people moving into accommodation for the first time. However, since the digital switchover we have had trouble getting our hands on enough free-view boxes. Of course without these, analogue TVs are rendered useless. Do you have a spare freeview box kicking about at home that you might [...]