CHESS Homeless - Chess Homeless

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CHESS are taking the necessary measures to ensure that our service users are kept safe and healthy during this crisis. Currently we are working with local partners on increasing the number of bed spaces available to provide a longer term solution for those currently in temporary accommodation due to Covid-19, so that they do not have to go back out on the streets once the crisis is over. Your donation will make a difference.  
Whatever amount you are able to donate will help us maintain our services and carry on our work through this crisis. Please click to donate. Thank You!

Worried About A Rough Sleeper?

If you have seen someone in your community sleeping rough and are worried you can get help for them via Streetlink.  This will issue a referral to the local Outreach Team who will pay them a visit to ascertain their needs. If required they will be provided with warm clothes, a sleeping bag and some food, plus help and advice any steps that can be taken to provide a more permanent solution. To make a referral visit

Upcoming Events

Our planned events for 2020 have changed. The annual SleepOut is now the CHESS BIG SleepIn so take a look and see if you are able to take part and raise essential funds needed for our services to the homeless to continue. Thank you for your support!

  • 3Jul
    Rock Choir
    7:00 pm - 7:00 pm Chelmsford Cathedral

    Due to the continuing restrictions following the...

Business Support

By supporting CHESS Homeless, your company is demonstrating a commitment to the local community, which can have a positive effect on your company image and brand.  You’ll be showing Corporate Social Responsibility to both your staff and customers as well as helping make Essex an even better place to live.  If you would like to support us please get in touch

During the current Covid-19 crisis our Outreach Service is running in line with social distancing rules. Referrals can still be made through Streetlink.

Our Aims

Our Christian ethos guides our belief that everyone is of equal worth and equally deserving of respect.

Our Work

Kevin's Story - How CHESS helped me
The Vi5ion - Pocket Change

The Vi5ion are a local Chelmsford band who have been great supporters of CHESS. One of the band member has personal experience of homelessness and a passion to see change for those individuals in the same position.

Their song ‘Pocket Change’ reflects the impact of being homeless and they have kindly allowed us to share this on our page.

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