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Reach Community Projects is a charity that tackles poverty in and around Haverhill, recognising that debt, low/no income and homelessness can have a devastating effect on the lives of individuals, families and communities.
How to contact
Where to go
Reach Community Projects Resource Centre
Leiston Road Haverhill CB9 8JL
Reach Community Projects started life as a debt counselling service, but now tackles poverty, debt and homelessness in a variety of different ways. It’s headquarters is in Haverhill, but it also supports people living in villages on the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders. Reach has also recently opened up an outpost in Newmarket and has fortnightly sessions at Linton Library every other Thursday between 3-4.30pm.
The team at Reach have an approach to helping people facing hardship that is flexible, non-judgemental and kind. They are there to listen to your needs and circumstances and help you find a way through your financial worries.
If you aren’t sure if Reach can help you, give the team a call and they will talk things through with you – the hardest step is asking.
Here are some of the services offered (find out more by clicking on the blue links):
Call ahead for an initial chat with one of the team about your challenges, and if they can assist, you can visit the Centre for practical support – for example, help with claiming benefits (Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment & Attendance Allowance), looking for work, help with HomeLink applications and/or advice about housing. Reach will also signpost other sources of support.
Free face-to-face advice for people struggling with debt – working with you to work out a plan that takes the pressure off and puts you back in control.
Emergency food for an unexpected crisis (if you live in another part of South Cambs, there may be a Foodbank closer to home – find out here).
Essential bedding and kitchenware if you or your family have absolutely nothing.
Financial assistance to provide essential items such as beds, white goods, gas and electricity.
If you can’t visit the Resource Centre, due to ill health, caring commitments or for travel reasons, a member of the team will come to you.
Advice and support provided by Reach is free.