Street Outreach

The Outreach team brings hope to some of the most marginalised and forgotten clients in our community.
Homeless camp

We work with those who have recourse to public funds and those who do not. We support people moving into hostels, private tenancy and council supported accommodation. This has had a hugely significant impact, particularly on our clients who had No recourse to Public funds, many of whom now have gained ID documents and applied to the EU Settlement scheme.

In addition, we undertake early morning outreach on the streets of Bedford, several times a week. This has involved seeking out many of the encampments and areas in the town centre and around the fringes where rough sleepers seek refuge, in an attempt to engage them and provide support. Many of those clients have complex needs and some have serious substance misuse issues. Often this work requires long term commitment and perseverance with cases. Our outreach workers support people out of prison, attend probation appointments, help with connections at the job centre  and medical appointments among other things.

What the team say...

It's been a privilege to see many of our clients with no recourse to public funds go from literally having nothing to be in secure housing with an income, a hope and a future.

Noah
Outreach Team

The thing I love most about working for KAP is the team that I am in and how everyone looks out for each other, I love that we can pray together as a team when we feel like we have exhausted all visible options and we then see answers.

I have worked closely with one resident who has really struggled with both his physical and mental health since the first day I met him but has recently been prescribed the correct medication finally. He said he  'felt the most hope he had felt in over a year about his future' and was making jokes which he hadn't done before and looked like a new man!

Josh
Accommodation Team

Many of those I and my team work with have been through serious trauma both in their home countries and in the UK. Being able to bring hope to them by providing practical and emotional support is a huge privilege. 

Welcoming a new family from Syria has been wonderful. As their support worker I went to meet them at the airport. Journeying with them as they adjust to life in the UK has been an absolute joy.

Laura
Refugee and Migrant Services Team

It is such an amazing thing to be part of this team and make a real difference in people's lives.  It is really rewarding when we support vulnerable clients and see their difficult situation change to the better.

Amged
Refugee and Migrant Services Team