Meaningful Change Support Services

In Stratford-upon-Avon there are a range of charities and support services who work with vulnerable people in our community in a variety ways. This ranges from supporting people with day to day needs, to providing long term support enabling them to make lasting and meaningful change.

All around the UK the number of vulnerable people facing a range of challenges is increasing.

Locally this is no different and our local charities need our ongoing support to help people that you may see sleeping rough, begging or whose challenges may not be so visible.

If you are concerned about anyone sleeping rough, please contact:

Stratford-on-Avon District Council Housing Advice Team in the first instance on 01789 267 575.

You can also contact P3 (Warwickshire) anytime on freephone 0808 164 6220.

You can get the word to local agencies through the UK-wide StreetLink.

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

What happens in periods of extreme cold or hot weather?

Stratford District Council is responsible for activating a SWEP (Severe weather emergency protocol). This aims to ensure no one is sleeping rough in periods of extreme weather. Local charities also offer advice and services. More general information can be found here:

Charities & Organisations that make a Meaningful Change

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

Change Grow Live (CGL) 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

Citizens Advice

Free, confidential, impartial and independent advice for all members of the South Warwickshire community

Call: 0300 330 1183
Website: Citizens Advice


A free, confidential substance misuse service for children and young people who need support around their own or another person’s drug or alcohol use.

Call: 01788 578 227
Website: Compass


Cyrenians manage the District Council’s temporary accommodation units for those who have made a homeless application to the Council. This includes a number of units for single men and women aged 16 and over, spread over several shared houses in Stratford.

Website: Cyrenians


Working with Homeless Young People in Warwickshire – Service to advise and support young people aged 16 – 25 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Website: Doorway

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

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)

Spring Housing Association

Provide accommodation and support services to individuals who are at risk of homelessness.

Call: 0121 663 1443
Website: Spring Housing 

St Basils

Housing-related floating support to those aged 16 to 25 in Warwickshire

Call: 01789 332 540
Website: St Basils

Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank

Provide emergency food to local people in a crisis

Website: Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank

Street Pastors

Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches. Usually on patrol from 8:30pm up to 2am on a Friday or Saturday night.

Website: Street Pastors

The Link

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s project for rough sleepers and vulnerable people (Managed by P3).

Website: The Link

General Advice & Some Common Questions...

It’s natural to want to find out more about how to help vulnerable people in our community.
Frequency asked questions and general advice can be found through: