Chess Homeless – Opening doors for the homeless in Chelmsford


15th October 2021

Helping the Homeless In Your Community

What should we do if we see someone homeless where we live? Should we give them money? Should we give them food? How can we best help them? During the current Covid-19 situation our Outreach Team have been out regularly visiting rough sleepers whilst working within government guidelines. But there are many other ways in which you can help.  We have put together some helpful advice on the best action to take which can be found by clicking on the button below.

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 events for 2021 are still in planning and will be dependant upon the government guidelines. We will update this page as this changes so please keep an eye out! Thank you for your support!

  • 5Feb
    Rock Choir
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Chelmsford Cathedral

    Event now rescheduled to Saturday, 5th February...

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

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.

Case Studies

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