Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets in Worcester. Five members of the local church came together in unity to provide sanctuary for the homeless to try to prevent further deaths among local homeless people. They were provided with a small church in Deansway, which, nearly 40 years later, is still the definitive Maggs Day Centre and has the same ethos to this day.
Our story over the years
Our Maggs Day Centre open its doors in Deansway.
Maggs gained charitable status.
Our Clothing Project began.
We launched our 'Health Hub' alongside our popular coffee mornings in the Worcester Day Centre.
Maggs Day Centre was recognised with The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service. This prestigious award is described as the MBE for volunteer groups.
We launched our first Outreach roles in Worcester city, extending our active services for homeless people.
Maggs was formally recognised as skilled local provider of Outreach services, therefore we secured additional District Council funding to kickstart further outreach/navigation services across Worcestershire.
Malvern Day Centre opens its doors as a result of the deaths of two rough sleepers.
Our Accommodation Project begins.
We launched our Harm Reduction service countywide.
Next to join Maggs' services was our Intensive Transition team.
Our Accommodation Project accquired our second property, resulting in a total of 15 high-quality accommodation opportunities within 4 properties.
Maggs is funded wholly by donations from the local community, support from local businesses and grants from local and national trusts. We would particularly like to acknowledge the help and support of:
- Our patron is the Bishop of Worcester, the Right Reverend Dr. John Inge.
- All local authorities and councils.
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