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“The confidence I needed to get my life back on track”

A young person moving on from our support tells us what mattered to her the most: “Jo was my support worker for 7 months. She helped me so much. She gave me the confidence I needed to get my life back on track. She was there for me and each week I...

Join the campaign for a strategy to end youth homelessnesss

We have joined a coalition of 80 leading youth and homelessness charities to lead a unified call against the escalating youth homelessness crisis. We’d love if you’d join us; we’re strongest when we work together.

Last year, 129,000 16–25-year-olds approached their council for help to avoid becoming homeless. That’s 353 young...

How to ask for help with housing when you’re feeling anxious

Asking for help can be one of the hardest things we do. Feeling anxious about making that first contact is completely normal and we sometimes call this anxiety ‘the fear of the unknown’. The uncertainty about what is going to happen can cause feelings of nervousness or worry, but taking...

Doorstep’s longest serving staff member reflects as charity’s 33rd birthday is celebrated

It has been 33 years since Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area Doorstep became a limited company by guarantee, having first formed in the late 1980s as a response to the national publicity that youth homelessness was receiving.

Humble beginnings

Initially led by local church groups, Doorstep housing began as a voluntary lodgings scheme...

Amazon Smile donations ending

    From the 20th February, AmazonSmile will be wound down and will no longer be offering donations for charities through their platform.

How you can still help

You can raise free donations for Doorstep Grimsby every time you shop online, just by registering with easyfundraising. Over 7,000 brands will donate, including all the big...

Breakfast with Santa

This week we were visited by the most special of guests: Santa Clause!

Christmas magic in difficult times

Speaking with our young parents, they told us that they wanted to visit Santa with their children but were unable to due to the cost. It wasn’t practical or affordable for many of them...

Shop online and donate at the same time

It’s a really difficult time to ask for donations which is why we want to tell you about easyfundraising. Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself.

You shop- brands donate

All you need to do is sign...

December fundraiser at Crofts Estate Agents

Fundraiser update: The team managed to raise a massive £625! Thank you so much for your support In November, local estate agents Crofts reached out to us to say they wanted to support us throughout December. Their fundraiser comprised of two things: giving up their Secret Santa gifts and donating the...

Doorstep bags £1,500 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

We were notified in November that Doorstep had won the public vote to receive the maximum community grant from Tesco. We are extremely grateful to our local supporters who voted for us throughout July, August and September of this year by using blue tokens to vote for Doorstep.

Rising demand for...

Property renovation grant leads to award for local council

Grant funding from North East Lincolnshire Council allowed Doorstep to purchase and renovate a derelict property, leading to the council and its regeneration partner EQUANS winning two national housing awards.

A blight on the community

At Doorstep we know that derelict houses have a negative impact on the local community. That’s why...

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