Meaningful Change Support Services

In Leamington, there are a number of charities and statutory support agencies who work closely with those in need to assess their personal requirements and access funding tailored to their individual cases. These include housing services, advice, training, rehabilitation, food and emergency shelter, and more.

If you are concerned about anyone sleeping rough or begging in Leamington please contact:

For Warwick District and Warwickshire wide points of contact, please see the details on our homepage in Common Questions.

However, if you believe that the person is in immediate danger or needs urgent care, please call 999

Support, 7 Days a Week

Below is a summary of support services that are readily available to help homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in Royal Leamington Spa. Together they provide support 7 days a week. Most of these organisations rely on volunteers, funding and your donations. They also provide many other aspects of support, for homeless people, in addition to those listed below.

Emergency Overnight Shelter (7 days/wk)

  • Local services have changed due to Covid. Emergency accommodation remains available 7 days/week. For information or help, please click here for details or see our homepage – in ‘reporting’.

Housing Support & Furniture

  • Warwick District Council (direct support)
  • P3, Warwickshire (direct support)
  • Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project (referrals)
  • Helping Hands (furniture & homeware as a part of the ‘house to home’ project)

Food & Drink: Evenings

  • Mon: Helping Hands (6.30pm – 7.30pm)
  • Tues: Helping Hands (6.30pm – 7.30pm)
  • Wed: Helping Hands (6.30pm – 7.30pm)
  • Thurs: Helping Hands (6.30pm – 7.30pm)
  • Fri: LWS /St John’s Church (8.15pm – 9.30pm)
  • Sat: LWS /St John’s Church (7.30pm – 9pm)
  • Sun: LWS /St John’s Church (7.30pm – 9pm)

Clothing, Personal Items & Company

  • Helping Hands
  • LWS Night Shelter
  • Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project (faith & exercise group, Sat breakfast club)

 

Daytime Drop-in: Food, Drink & Support

  • Helping Hands: Tuesday Breakfast 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Helping Hands: Tuesday Esther Project (for women) 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project: Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri (9.30am-3pm), Sat (9.30-12pm)

Employment Advice + Phone, Computers, Showers, Laundry, Cooking Facilities

  • Helping Hands
  • Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project
  • William Wallsgrove House
  • LWS Night Shelter (Laundry)
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Alcohol & Drugs: Recovery & Rehabilitation

  • Change, Grow, Live (direct support)
  • ESH (direct support)
  • Helping Hands (nurse & referrals)
  • Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project (referrals)

Organisations that make a Meaningful Change

Change, Grow, Live, Leamington (Charity No 1079327)

Change Grow Live Warwickshire is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), families, carers and affected others.

Call: 01926 353 513
Website: Change, Grow, Live

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CGL Warwickshire is a recovery-focused service with a full range of treatments and interventions including harm reduction, opiate replacement prescribing, residential and community detoxes, counselling, emotional support and supported access to mutual aid. Support in accessing training, employment and housing will also be available. Change Grow Live is a national charity that works locally with funding from Warwickshire County Council.

Address

16 Court St
Leamington Spa
CV31 2BB

ESH Works - Experience Strength & Hope (ESH)

ESH Works operate a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic treating alcoholism, alcohol dependence, drug and other addictions.

Call: 01926 811702
Website: ESH Works

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They also support families to make informed decisions about the treatment available. The centre is rated by the Care Quality Commission.

Address

ESH Works Ltd
Holt Cottage Farm
Welsh Road East
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 1NJ

Helping Hands (Charity No 1188613)

Helping Hands offer a wide range of support services from hot meals, clothes and furniture as well as a 'hand up' through volunteering, work experience and skills learning programmes.

Call: 01926 768500
Website: Helping Hands

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Helping Hands like to give a ‘hand up’ not just a hand-out through new skills, work experience and qualifications. The House 2 Home project supports recently homed and low-income families with goods from fridges to furniture. They also run The Esther Group for vulnerable women, The Lighthouse Charity Shop and the Gateway Café. Helping Hands is a local charity that relies entirely on the support of volunteers and donations.

Address

Helping Hands Community Project Head Quarters
9a Althorpe Street
Leamington Spa
CV31 2AU
Leamington Spa

The Lighthouse (Charity Shop & Drop-in)
Helping Hands Charity Head Office
12 Gloucester Street
CV31 1EE
Leamington Spa

Opening times

Charity Shop: Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Gateway Café: Wednesday – Saturday: (currently closed).

Soup Kitchen at 9a Althorpe Street.

  • Monday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Day Drop-in
at 9a Althorpe Street.

  • Tuesdays at Althorpe Street
    - 10.30 – 11.30am – breakfast
    - 12.30 – 2.30pm – Esther Project – Empowering vulnerable women – lunch, activities, friendship and support. Please click here for details.

LWS Night Shelter

They provide a hot meal and company for the homeless and vulnerably-housed members of the community in Leamington Spa and the wider area. An overnight provision is not available at this time.  

Call: 07590 053548 or 07889 214050
Website: LWS Night Shelter

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They also offer food parcels, clothing and personal items as well as emotional support, company and wellbeing advice. LWS is a local not-for-profit that relies entirely on the support of volunteers and donations.

Purchased or second-hand items can be dropped off:

  • Friday or Saturday evening between 7.30pm - 8pm at LWS
  • Saturday or Sunday morning until 5.30pm - 7pm at LWS
  • Action 21 - by booking. Please click here.

Address

Now based at interim premises:
St John's Church
Tachbrook Street
Leamington Spa
CV31 3BN

Call: 07590 053548 or 07889 214050
Website: LWS Night Shelter

Leamington Night Shelter – Radford Road Church (Charity No 1153583)

Leamington Night Shelter used to operate at the Radford Road Church. This service has currently ceased but support is still offered in partnership with other local charities. Please see the update here.

Contact details: Please click here.
Website: Leamington Night Shelter

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Food and shelter are offered to the most vulnerable and homeless people in the area by a team of volunteers. Leamington Night Shelter offers hospitality, a warm welcome and other help were possible. The service relies entirely on the support of volunteers and donations.

Address:

Radford Road Church
Radford Road
Leamington Spa
CV31 1NF

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P3, Warwickshire (Charity No 703163)

P3 (People, Potential, Possibilities) help support people who are rough sleeping to get off the streets and into stable and safe accommodation.

Call: 0808 164 6220 (freephone)
Website: P3 (People, Potential, Possibilities)

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They will help people access the services they need to get their lives back on track and realise their potential. In addition, they offer access drug and alcohol treatment, healthcare, assistance with benefits, reconnection to their local area/country, and more. P3 is a national charity that works locally with funding from Warwickshire County Council.

Salvation Army – Way Ahead Project (Charity No 1089173)

The Way-Ahead Project is a drop-in advice and activity centre for people who are homeless, looking for work, vulnerably housed or struggling with mental health or addictions.

Call: 01926 883613
Website: Salvation Army

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An extensive range of services are offered. There is a drop-in Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (9.30am - 11.30am) where support is offered in respect to accommodation, detox/rehab facilities, benefits and budgeting. After 11.30 support is offered on an appointment basis until 3pm. On a Saturday (9.30-12pm) they host a breakfast club. This includes a fully cooked breakfast and games where the visitors are encouraged to participate in the cooking.

During opening hours visitors can also cook for themselves and there is access to phone and computers, breakfast, food parcels, showers, laundry and cooking facilities as well as exercise and faith groups.

They are the base for Big Issue distribution, hold a weekly cooking class with an opportunity to gain a food hygiene certificate and work monthly with a podiatry charity and a local barber.

Address

1A Chapel Street
Leamington Spa
CV31 1EJ

Opening Times:

  • Monday:  9.30am -  3pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 3pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 3pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 3pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 12pm
  • Sunday: Closed

William Wallsgrove House

William Wallsgrove House was formally a direct access hostel for rough sleepers run by Warwick District Council. This service stopped due to Covid and is currently being reviewed.

For info please email: hadvice@warwickdc.gov.uk
Call: 01926 456129 option 2 (Mon - Thurs - 8.45am to 5.15pm & Fri - 8.45am to 4pm)
Out of hours please call 01926 339577.
WDC Website: Please click here.

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Address

26 Lillington Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5YY

Opening Times:

  • Not currently open.

Local Organisations

Our local charities are grateful for the on-going support of many local businesses who donate time, items and support local employment. This includes:

  • Angel Hotel
  • Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Co-op
  • Coffee Architects
  • Greggs
  • Haddie & Trilby
  • Just Inspire – Steve Holland
  • Philip Dennis
  • Procaffeinate