About Us

Simon on the Streets is an independent charity offering emotional and practical support on a outreach basis to rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping.

Who Are We?

Simon on the Streets is an independent charity that offers support to our homeless community, primarily entrenched rough sleepers. We work in West Yorkshire, in particular, Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield. We do this through tailored support on an individual basis with no time limitations.

Our Aim

Our aim is to bring people leading solitary, harmful lives, with little or no vision for a better future, in from the margins of society. The charity will achieve this by supporting people to find aspirations and giving unlimited opportunities to achieve sustainable positive change. 

How We Work

Outreach: We offer support on an entirely outreach basis with no time limits, thus removing many of the key barriers to engagement experienced in this field.

Emotional and Practical Support: We recognise that emotional support has a high-value and understand that building a quality relationship with service users will underpin any support given. This emotional support evolves over time to underpin more practical activity around advocacy and liaison with other, specialist services.

Sustainable Positive Change: Our workers support people to find aspirations and give unlimited opportunities to achieve sustainable positive change.

No time-limits: We recognise that working towards sustainable positive change may be a long, rocky road and that along the way there will be many setbacks. We commit to ensuring that at times of slow change/no change, we will not allow efforts to decrease. Simon on the Streets remembers and engages those that so many forget.

Our Core Values

The charity has very strong core values which we adhere to throughout all aspects of our work. These are:
• Show empathy and compassion in all interactions 
• Never be judgemental 
• Work in a manner that builds trust