How you can help

Show love for the street

Give compassion and offer to contact the Street Outreach team.

Give time, stop and talk – this can help with mental health and isolation.

Donate to an existing charity

Your money goes further off the street and in the hands of an outreach organisation or support network. Many local groups also need food, clothing and your time to help our street community. There is a list of local groups and organisations in the contact section.

Give time

From soup kitchens to support groups, the street community receive help seven days a week in Mansfield.

If you’d like to help out and give your time, please contact the organisations directly from the help is out there page.

Please note that groups have a vetting process and training programme that volunteers will be required to complete including DBS checks. This can take up to six weeks to complete.

To volunteer at or donate items to the Bridge Street Soup Kitchen contact the co-ordinators here.

To volunteer at or donate items to the Beacon Project contact the organiser here.

Give clothes and food

Local bakeries and supermarkets donate fresh food. Local groups rely on the public to provide non-perishable items to keep them going. Contact the local organisations listed in the There is help out there page and ask them what they need.

At the moment Bridge Street Soup Kitchen needs the following; tinned soup, tuna, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, biscuits, crisps. Seasonal clothes are also needed including gloves, socks, underwear, jeans, warm trousers, jeans and jumpers.

Volunteer at our winter shelter

Extra help is needed from 8pm to 10pm to help set up and from 6am to 8am each morning to help tidy away. Volunteers don't need any experience or qualifications as full training will be provided.

Call 07814541643 / 07983506037 or email

Report antisocial behaviour and criminal activity on 101

Being homeless is not a crime but unfortunately there is a close connection between homelessness, rough sleeping and antisocial behaviour. When living on the streets becomes a nuisance to businesses, visitors and residents of the district sometimes enforcement is necessary to combat breaches of peace and other criminal activity.

Reporting incidents is important so the police can have a better understanding of our local issues.

Contact the Street Outreach team to report any concerns about the Mansfield street community.
Call 0800 066 5356
Text SOTS to 80800 followed by your message.